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South Street Seaport

Hi guys,

We'll be ending our 9-11 memorial visit, then wanna head to South Street Seaport for food

First off, whats the best way to travel to South Street Seaport ?
Secondly, what's the best way to arrive there ?
I was told to ride the Downtown connection to arrive at the South Street Seaport from 9/11 Memorial site....is that true info?

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  1. It's called The South Street Seaport and it has few options; it's basically a mall/food court. Total tourist circus..

    See these threads, uncovered by searching for "South Street":

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/800970
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/554035

    This site is only for food, btw. Try hopstop.com for subway directions.

    "I was told Downtown connection to arrive SS from 9-11 memoria, is that correct?"

    I have no idea what that means.Try the 9-11 Memorial's website for entry instructions and actually, it appears to have subway information too:

    http://www.911memorial.org/visit

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      1. I typed in "downtown connection" into Google and found this as the very first result:
        http://www.downtownny.com/getting-aro...

        I would advise you to find somewhere to eat near the Memorial and not go to South Street Seaport, which is a tourist trap, as thegforceny mentions.

        Near the 9-11 Memorial are Shake Shack, North End Grill, Blue Smoke, etc.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/829553

        1. I'm not quite sure what you mean when you say downtown connection -- do you mean how to get to the seaport *from* the 9/11 Memorial? If that's the case, just walk down Broadway and head east, Fulton St. will probably be easiest, and you can buy an I *love8 NY t-shirt while you're there. :) It's actually a relatively short distance.

          To get downtown from uptown, it's probably easiest to take take the 4 or 6 subway line to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge to get to 9/11 first. Just walk (heading west) around the park to WTC, it's maybe a couple of blocks.

          If you're coming directly from the airport (via Brooklyn), the 1 will be easiest. I hope this doesn't confuse you.

          As for food, sorry! lol I know there are a few wharf restaurants that would be an obvious choice, but there's a cluster of nice looking restaurants w/ outdoor seating in the area as you're walking away from the wharf. I've never been to any of them but they always look lively, esp. around happy hour.

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          1. re: mushroomaffairs

            oh really...it's short distance to walk form 9/11 mem to South Street Seaport..oh wow...Thank you..... how long you think...maybe 15 min walk ???

            1. re: beccafries

              Yeah, 10-15 minutes depending on how fast you walk. It's even doable in 5 minutes if you wanted.

              1. re: beccafries

                Not that long, and there's a couple of landmarks (Century 21 discount shopping, the church, etc...). After viewing the Memorial just head south on Broadway and eventually turn left on Fulton or John Sts.

            2. Yes, you can easily walk it. The memorial is nice for a short visit. For a bit more of NYC color, grab some takeout from Toloache Taqueria and dine with the occupy wall st crowd at Liberty (aka Zuccotti ) Park.

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              1. re: Rmis32

                Thanks i got some good info!! We wanted to try the Shake Shack too... Now I just need to figure out the best cost effective way to get back to Time Sq from South Street Seaport...its 17 of us..... Thanks so much!

                1. re: beccafries

                  You can use mta.info, Google Maps, or Hopstop.com for subway directions.

                  17 people is a big group. No matter where you end up, you might want to call ahead. Shake Shack Battery Park should work OK as long as you are patient enough and can push empty tables together.

                  1. re: beccafries

                    You can just take the subway to get back to Times Square. Take the 2 or 3 from Fulton Street and get off at Times Square.