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Fulton Street Fish Market

bustario Apr 12, 2012 05:09 AM

I know this is not technically a Manhattan topic but does anyone know if there is somebody who gives tours of the new Fulton Street Fish Market. I would like to go early in the morning, see how the place operates and then, for real fun, buy a salmon and learn how to properly butcher it. Maybe this is a crazy idea but I would really like to find a way to do this.

Thanks for any info you might have.

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    RichardMW RE: bustario Apr 14, 2012 12:16 PM

    I thought that the Fulton St. Fish Market closed years ago and moved to the Bronx.

    The physical location was replaced by a tourist mecca: South St. Sea Port.
    Perhaps I am wrong and the fish market is there at 4 AM. Maybe I am right.

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      bustario RE: RichardMW Apr 14, 2012 01:13 PM

      You are right about that but the new one in the bronx retained the old name.

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      small h RE: bustario Apr 14, 2012 01:19 PM

      The market moved to Hunt's Point, so you might have more luck posting on the Outer Boroughs board.


      And @RIchardMW, South Street Seaport didn't replace the Fulton Fish Market. They co-existed for many years. The tourist-y part of South Street opened in the early 1980s, and the Fish Market didn't decamp for the Bronx until 2005.

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        RichardMW RE: small h Apr 14, 2012 01:46 PM

        Thanks for the clarification. I knew it was gone and did not remember the details.

        I once went to the old, Fulton St. Fish market around 5 AM one day in the early 1970s.
        I do recall going to the last fragment of the fish market after the Seaport arrived. Probably that was in the late 1980s.

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          small h RE: RichardMW Apr 14, 2012 02:20 PM

          I'm jealous, since I never did make it down there. Sheer laziness, since I've lived in Manhattan since 1983.

          You might enjoy this article about its last days - the slide show is pretty cool.


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