Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge crosses the East River, it’s a New York City symbol and also marked a milestone in history for using steel for the first time in this type of construction. Currently, it has two levels, the lower level has three lanes for each direction where the cars go, and the upper level is used by bicycles and pedestrians. The bridge walkway starts at the intersection of Tillary Street and Boerum Place. This entry is what you see from a car across the bridge, the second way to get to the pedestrian walkway is accessed by an underpass on Washington Street, it is two blocks from Front Street in DUMBO when you finish crossing, you will find many places with food and drinks. The bridge has become an image of popular culture in various forms, from cartoons to movies and television. It appears in several films, including “Tarzan in New York", “Fever of Saturday night” where John Travolta acts, also in" Sophie's Choice", “Godzilla “, " Deep Impact ", among others.

Our advice:

  • Walk through this bridge is one of the activities that should not miss, especially if you can enjoy a sunset! The best photos are probably towards the middle of the bridge because thus would have the center of the city as a background, it’s a pleasant walk from start to end, it takes about 30 minutes, the best time to go is on a weekday.
  • To remember the three bridges linking Manhattan and Brooklyn, ideally use a simple mnemonic trick, remember the acronym BMW, from south to north: Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Williamsburg Bridge.

South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport

Hours:  CLOSED FOR RENOVATION UNTIL 2017

When visiting New York, one of the places you need to go is the South Street Seaport, this is a small port, also known as Pier 17, it consists of three historic buildings and a commercial building, the port is Manhattan area, located on Fulton Street and the East River, adjacent to the business district; it has some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan, and includes the largest concentration of restored buildings from the 19th century. The Mall is not the classic precast and tasteless with the same store brands located throughout New York, here you would find, different types of shops with a warmer assortment, details of decoration, souvenirs, restaurants and cafes with a very affordable price and some elegant restaurants. Northside, offers a breathtaking view of the Brooklyn Bridge and at south a small sailboat dock, it’s a place you should not miss!. There is great entertainment in bars in the evening, during the time of "happy hour" with the best beers at half price and at night, the bridge view is wonderful, you may have to sit a long time after crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. The whole area has a lovely atmosphere; it’s a "snapshot" of old New York. At the entrance to the port is the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse, built to remember the people who died in the Titanic April 15, 1912.

Our advice:

From South Street Seaport you can walk to Zone 0, you can also take a ride on the Clipper boat, this is a stop almost all CitySights tourist buses, and you can visit a Metropolitan Museum of Art shop with all art pictures. With regard to children, there is "Cartoon World"; besides, opposite of the port there is a place where theater tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway are sold with discounts and without lines, like  in Times Square posts.

Schermerhorn Row

Schermerhorn Row

It’s the main building of South Street Seaport Museum. It has three levels of galleries with 16 historical and contemporary facilities interweave the city, the sea and the Seaport area. The building was restored by the Museum in 2001, and the level of the street has a variety of retail stores. South Street Seaport is now one of the main attractions of New York. Schermerhorn Row has become the architectural heart of this new development and it’s now a centerpiece of the South Street Seaport and home of the museum.

Our advice:

Some Galleries may not be open to the public, but they are available for private events. For more information email: events@seany.org

Brooklyn Bridge
South Street Seaport
Schermerhorn Row