Seaport and Civic Center
During the 19 century, South
Seaport was one of the most important harbour in the
world. Shipping activities were concentrated here at the
bottom of Manhattan in front of the East River and at the
edge of the Financial District.
The old docks were transformed in museums and the
counting houses and warehouses in specilaity shops,
offices and housing. Today, South Seaport is entirely
devoted to tourism and one of the most visited attraction
in New York
Sightseing by area
Lines N and R, City Hall
Lines 4 and 6, Brooklyn Bridge
Lines 1 and 9, Park Place
Lines 1, 6, 101 and 102
The promenade on Fulton Street is very nice
especially in summer with all the old building. Souvenir
shops, restaurants, art galleries and artcraft shops.
Schermerhorn Row - ( 2 Fulton street )
.Group of 19 Century building build in 1811
At he end of the Street is the Fulton Fish Market
. Wholesale market in operation for more than a
century and half. It's the biggest fish market in the all
Museum of Historic Ships
Open everyday from 10am to
South Street Seaport Museum
At the foot of the
Brooklyn bridge and north of the financial district at
the limit of Chinatown. This area retains a lot of
offical buildings surrounding Foley square and the City
This area always remained the heart of the municpal
government although the city expanded north.
Open from Monday to Friday,
10am to 15:30pm.
The buidling was build in a
neo-classical style at the beginning of the 19th century.
The edifice was designed by the french Joseph-Francois
Mangin inspired by the French Renaissance.
The building contains the office of the mayor and the
City Council Chamber.
St Paul Chapel
Broadway & Barclay Street -
Open year round Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm, Sunday 7am
to 3 pm, closed on major holidays.
The St Paul Chapel is the oldest church in New York. It
was constructed in 1766 in a georgian style.
The Woolworth Building is
certainly one of the most famous skycraper of the
beginning of this century.
The building was build in 1913
by Cass Gilbert and used to be from 1913 to 1930 the
tallest building of the world before the Chrysler
building was created.
The Woolworth Building was created for Frank Woolworth
who was the founder of the five-an-tencents stores. He is
told to have paid cash the $13.5 million for the
He wnated something as beautiful as the House of
Parliament in London but higher.
This building remained for a lot of people the best
exemple of the American Dream.
The building has been designed in a Gothic style.
Just behind the City hall, this building is better
known for the Corruption during its construction scandal
than its victorian style.
As a matter of fact, the mayor William Tweedpocketed $10
million on $14 million for the construction.
The Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn bridge is the
first to link Manhattan to Brooklyn.
The view over Manhattan skyline is one of the most
The bridge was constructed by J.A. Roebling and his son
between 1863 and 1883 and remain one of the most
important engineering triumphs of the latest century and
the longest suspended bridge for 20 years.
The bridge palyed an very important role in the
development of Brooklyn