Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York’s South Street Seaport

By Jay Lloyd

MANHATTAN, NY. (CBS) — Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, New York’s popular South Street Seaport is still recovering. But it’s really worth a getaway visit.

The mall couldn’t be saved and with it went waterfront eateries with a seafood flare that recalled the storied Fulton Fish Market that once stood on the spot. But the Seaport has become a gathering place for international visitors and New Yorkers. Wall Street workers gather here for lunch in beach chairs or on river view steps. There’s free lunchtime entertainment and a stunning view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

(credit: Jay Lloyd)


Visitors from countries as far away as Japan, Brazil and Algeria shared the same reaction.

“It’s so beautiful and a nice view.”

“I’s very nice. I like it very much.”

“The view and the bridge.”

A lunch at the Water Mark Cafe in the lee of a historic ship collection caps an ideal morning at the spot where you can catch a water taxi to Brooklyn and Queens, take a river cruise or go for a sail on a schooner.


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