Exploring South Street Seaport
March 30, 2018
Whether you rent an apartment in Manhattan or you’re just visiting from out of town or you’re here on a business trip, you may want to spend some time visiting the South Street Seaport while you’re in the area. It’s one of the hotspots in Manhattan and there are plenty of great things to do while you’re in the vicinity of this historic location.
The great thing about spending time in South Street Seaport is the amazing food, culture, fashion, and the historic sites to see. To help you get a glimpse of exactly what you can expect when visiting this section of Manhattan, we will provide details of some of the best restaurants and attractions in the area for all to enjoy.
With that said, we will now take a look at this exciting place in greater detail.
Visiting Titanic Memorial Park
What’s so special about [Titanic Memorial Park](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_Memorial_(New_York_City) in New York City? This exciting destination is the home of the Titanic Memorial, which is a 60 foot tall lighthouse located on the corner of Fulton and Pearl Street in Manhattan.
When the RMS Titanic crashed on April 15, 1912, and all of those good people died, Margaret Brown wanted to make sure we never forgot them and the sacrifice they made on this perilous journey. That’s why the lighthouse was created, and it’s the reason why it is still standing more than 100 years later.
This memorial was not always in the South Street Seaport. Believe it or not, when it was first erected it stood above the East River on the top roof of the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey. In truth, the Memorial was actually functional as well, because there is a time ball at the top and when it drops down the pole it actually signals that it’s 12 o’clock in the afternoon to let the ships in the harbor know the time.
Since this memorial is located in the heart of the financial district, there are plenty of other interesting and exciting things to do while here. We will look at some of the other wonderful attractions, restaurants, and more below.
Spend Time Eating Wonderful Food in the South Street Seaport Historic District
As you are about to learn, some of the best restaurants that money can buy are located right in the heart of the historic district of this seaport on South Street. So if you love great tasting food, you’re definitely going to want to check out some of these local hotspots.
To start things off, we’d like to tell you a little bit more about The Tuck Room. As far as restaurants go this one has some of the most amazing fine dining and great tasting food you’ll ever taste. They serve lunch, dinner, and cocktails at happy hour. So you can stop in at any time of the afternoon, evening, or night and sit down for a great tasting meal and your favorite alcoholic beverages to wash it down.
Some of their most popular burgers include the Yes, Chef Burger made with candied bacon, smoky cheddar, and bone marrow aïoli. There’s also The Boss, which is made with double patties, jerk Thousand Island dressing, American cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
If you’re more in the mood for chicken, you can try their Classic Chicken Caesar salad which seems to be a big hit with many of the locals. It contains garlic croutons, shaved Parmesan, hearts of Romaine, and delicious Caesar dressing. Or if you’re more in the mood for pork, you can sample their BBQ Pulled Pork which seems to be one of the most popular items on their menu. It’s made with mustard aïoli, caramelized onions, three pepper relish, and smoked Gouda.
If any of this sounds appealing, you should definitely stop in for a tasty treat.
Or if you’re looking for something different to try, Il Brigante Restaurant serves some of the finest Italian food in the area. There southern Italian cuisine and wine is truly to die for, and you get to enjoy it in a cozy space with exposed brick walls and sidewalk seating if you feel like eating outside on a warm spring evening or a hot summer night.
Some of their more famous dishes include the Petto di Pollo alla Griglia, which consists of grilled chicken breasts serve with roasted potatoes, Saltimbocca alla Romana, which is a veal cutlet stuffed with prosciutto di Parma, fortina cheese and sage cooked in butter and white wine sauce. It is served with vegetables and potatoes. And we’ve barely scratched the surface of all the amazing meals available at this fine Italian restaurant.
Movie Buffs Will Absolutely Love IPic Theaters
If you’re looking for an exciting night out, then look no further than iPic Theaters. This thrilling theater brings movies, great food, and fine wine together to create an enchanting night out that you’ll never forget with your significant other, friends, family members, or anyone else you decide to bring with you to the theater.
You can enjoy watching any number of the latest movie releases in style in this incredible theater located in the heart of the Fulton Market in Manhattan. And if you’re looking for the ultimate dining experience as you recline on the most comfortable theater seats you’ve ever enjoyed, you can eat one of the tasty dishes that we mentioned above, because they are serving food in this theater directly from The Tuck Room, which you should really find very exciting.
Because not only will you get to see a great movie, you’ll be able to the experience with amazing food, craft beers, fine wine, inspired desserts, and anything else food or drink related that your heart desires. So take advantage of this opportunity while you’re here.
Explore South Street Seaport from your Rented Apartment in Manhattan
If you love the financial district and South Street Seaport more than most, you may want to move into a luxury apartment in 15 Cliff. If you take a look at the beautiful pictures, you’re bound to fall head over heels in love with the place. And the amenities are certainly amazing as well as you’ll soon find out. Look no further and consider making 15 Cliff your new home if you’re moving into the area.