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Apr 12, 2012 05:09 AM

Fulton Street Fish Market

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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  1. 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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    1. re: RichardMW

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

    2. 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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      1. re: small h

        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.

        1. re: RichardMW

          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.