South Street Seaport is a historic area in Manhattan, centered where Fulton Street meets the East River, and adjacent to the Financial District. It is the gateway to Lower Manhattan’s rich maritime history and cultural diversity. The area which covers about 3.5 acres of land is largely filled with tourists due to its historical importance, featuring some of the oldest architecture and largest concentration of restored early 19th-century commercial buildings.
The neighborhood has easy access to the rest of Manhattan with multiple public transportation options. The Fulton Street/Fulton Center station complex (2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z, N, R trains) is the closest subway station. A new subway station, provisionally called Seaport, has been proposed as part of Phase 4 of the Second Avenue Subway.