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South Street Seaport | Near Lexington Ave Hotel

May 09, 2016

Now that the weather is warm enough to play outside, the South Street Seaport should be on your New York City places to visit list. Just twenty minutes from our Lexington Avenue-area hotel, the famous lower Manhattan attraction has been recently renovated and is better than it’s been since Hurricane Sandy. Known as an entertainment district for New Yorkers, enjoy a little retail therapy at boutique stores like Bowne & Co. Stationers, Brother Vellies, Christian Benner Custom, Defend Brooklyn, and L.O.L Kids to name a few. If you're looking for unique foodie finds, check out Farm Candy and Fulton Stall Market. If you're a history buff or just love learning about the places you visit, then stop by the South Street Seaport Museum. Learn how the seaport became an integral part in the rise of New York City as an important port city. Visit the South Street Seaport website to get a calendar of all the fun May events in the works such as the Downtown Dialogues series, which is a series of one-on-one public conversations held every evening from May 10th to May 17th with Parson School of Design professionals. Looking for something more fun and lighthearted? Then check out iPic, New York City’s first gourmet dine-in movie theatre with reclining sofa-like chairs and push button waiter service. No day out in the city is complete without grabbing some NY grub. New York is a foodie city for many reasons and the seaport offers some of the best restaurants in the city. Enjoy a delicious Brazilian pao de queijo from Café Patoro, or sushi at Suteishi. Or maybe Keg 229, an American craft beer restaurant, would be more up your alley. As you see, there are many things to choose from whether its shopping, dining, or entertainment at South Street Seaport. So much so, you may have to make a second trip! After a long day, come back to the Lex to unwind.

Address: South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St, New York, NY, 10038

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