The South street seaport in the downtown Manhattan area is considered a historic district. It has one of the oldest architecture in NYC dating back to the 19th century. Once a fish market, it was surrounded by mercantile buildings and fishing ships; the area now is a major tourist attraction full of shopping stores, restaurants and a beautiful mall.
The area is well know for its festivities outside as well; artists, performances and shows are constant in the summer time and through out the year.
The streets, adorned by cobble stones and tall 19th century lighting posts are a warm welcome to all tourists and New Yorkers alike. Be sure to visit the South Street Seaport museum and, if you’re in town during the summer, dance music parties are held outside with big DJ’s. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes when you ride on one of NYC Bus tours provided by Citysightsny