Hey everyone! Today my friends and I gave our Citi Bike membership some used and went all the way down to South Street Seaport. As much as I liked hanging out around that area, I had never went into the Pier 17.
I was actually really surprised that there's quite a big mall in there! However, the best part of it, with no doubt, is the view you get from the terrace.
I guess this place looks too industrial for me to think that it is actually a mall with shops and restaurants. However, when we saw so many people sitting at the terraces of the restaurants, we wanted to see what was going on inside.
The place has several floors and all packed with shops, restaurants and stands. I don't think this is the place to go if you're planning on going shopping. However, it is fun to walk around and maybe have lunch or dinner.
I wouldn't go shopping because you will find mostly souvenirs shops (which were actually pretty cool) and some clothes stores that I hadn't heard of.
There's this shop that sells all kinds of things about NYC that I really liked. They had posters, pictures, bags, canvas and more items with great images of the city. It's pricey, but it would make nice gifts.
The food shops at the food court on the top of the mall didn't really catch my attention (mostly Chinese and fast food stands.) But the views from the seating area are spectacular, since you get to see the Brooklyn Bridge in all its glory!
Besides those little food stands, you can also go to a few restaurants that have terraces. I wrote down on my NYC-to-do-list to try this terrace looking at the seaport before the summer weather is gone!
Let me warn you of a couple things:
First, this machine won't work. No matter how accurate you move the stick, the thing won't grab de silly puppets. Don't waste your dollars and your patience.
And the second warning, you will find a Christmas shop even if it's 18th of August. I thought it was either a joke, or I went back in time 8 months. But it looks like it's a permanent thing, and you can buy Santa Claus figures and Christmas Tree ornaments any time of the year.
All in all, it was a nice discovery, since I hadn't found any malls in Manhattan so far. While I wouldn't purposely go there, it's a great spot to check out if you're hanging out around the area.
I also remind you that South Street Seaport was quite damage by Sandy storm, but it's now back on track with the campaign #Seechange and it's a lot of fun to walk around in the weekends. You can check it out at my previous post: josenavarronyc.com.
Thanks for reading and see you soon!