Pier 17
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Fulton St • 7 min walk
  • Wall St • 8 min walk
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles272 reviews
Excellent
105
Very good
94
Average
39
Poor
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Terrible
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Elizabeth Z
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Pier 17 used to be wonderful! It had a 3-level mall with shops & restaurants at all different price ranges. However, going to Pier 17 recently, I found it boring. Not at all like it used to be. Even heard the Chorus Tree every year--singers standing in a Christmas tree configuration & singing carols. No more. The views are still amazing. Can't change that! A better place to go is Battery Park City & environs. Restaurants galore, shops, a mall, yachts, a marina . . .
Written 1 November 2022
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ymt888
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Pier 17, by the waterfront is a nice building housing many restaurants. We dined at Momofuku ssam bar and could see many going for a concert here. Walking along the waterfront is a lovely experience.
Written 20 December 2022
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Brian T
London, UK8,048 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The South Street Seaport is a historic neighbourhood in the southeast corner of the Financial District, where Fulton Street meets the riverside. It is bordered by the East River and crossed by that elevated roadway, bizarrely painted a lighter shade of purple.

I hadn’t been here for decades, but remember the old historic timber warehouse building which formed Pier 17. Way back then it was a hive of activity, with shops and cafes. I must say I was a bit disappointed to see its modern replacement, not realising the original structure had been destroyed in Hurricane Sandy and rebuilt in 2018. The complex there was a bit soulless and virtually empty; maybe it was COVID; maybe it was all closed for the holiday season… overall it just lacked historic charm, energy, life, and appeal.

The best thing about Pier 17 then were the various views of New York you got from the pier. Blessed with a glorious sunny day and clear blue skies, we had fabulous views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the skyline of the Financial District behind it, and across the East River to Brooklyn beyond. You could see at close hand some of the historic shops docked at the various piers beside it, especially the 1908 Lightship Ambrose. I found the three colourful shapes (the heart, the ‘ban the bomb’ emblem, and the smiley face) on the boardwalk quite cheerful, and perfect for some fun photography. We climbed to the rooftop deck for more photographs, from slightly higher angles. Some of the food and cafe outlets were open, but they were empty. There were also bathroom facilities there.

We didn’t visit the nearby South Seaport Museum, but we did see the curious land-locked lighthouse and time-ball directly outside the museum as we walked to Pier 17. This maritime signaling structure doesn’t warn ships of danger any more, but serves as a memorial to the victims of the Titanic which sank in 1912.

By all means visit for the views; perhaps it comes alive at sunset and the evenings.
Written 2 February 2022
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blaineyblue
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We went to Pier 17 for drinks and dinner and it was a neat area of the city I had not seen before. There are some large ships outside. The drinks were great and the food was delicious. It was fun to try something different.
Written 7 January 2020
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AndreaUbok
Florida4,086 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
A great place to walk around & even sit. The views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights, East Ricer are pretty spectacular.
Unfortunately, restaurants are over the top expensive. A shame there isn’t a reasonable venue.
Written 15 September 2021
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Racksus
Crawley, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Amazing experience. We watched one of out favourite bands The Struts here. Great venue over looking the New York skyline. Very easy to get to from Penn Station and lots of shops and restraunts surrounding the Rooftop open-air entertainment venue. Safe at night.

Written 6 August 2023
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OlympusUserCJM
Camberley, UK176 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
June 2016: Re-visiting NYC after 10 years I was saddened to find that Pier 17 is currently a building site as the old structure has been demolished (seems to have suffered extensive damage in 2012 at the hands of Storm Sandy). Current forecast is a re-opening in Spring 2017
Written 18 June 2016
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paramus1943
Aiea, HI171 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The "old" facility was a place for real people to spend time. It was protected from the weather - winter and summer - had lots of affordable places to eat and many shops to browse as well as beautiful views. It was clean and well monitored by staff. Tourists, workers, school groups, day camps, families, etc. could use and enjoy the offerings.

Renamed Pier 17, developed by Howard Hughes properties, this location is now for those with a healthy pocketbook. One place to eat so far - a hot dog is $7.00. Public seating is all outside with no protection for the summer sun or winter winds. Sad situation for every day New Yorkers.
Written 17 August 2018
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sardiklein
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The views from the Pier 17 rooftop are spectacular, but the music venue was less than desirable.We bought $80 tickets and saw Pink Martini on the rooftop which I think holds 2000 people. We had the misfortune of seats on the side where the escalators brought people up to the concert. The 1st hour of the concert was ruined by the ushers yelling directions to late arrivals and people going up and down to the bathrooms during the whole show.The next hour was a distracting caravan of people constantly running up and down the aisles taking photos of the group performing. The $80 seats were so far back that I watched the performance on the big screens. The one good thing besides the city view was that the sound was exceptionally good for an outdoor concert.
Written 5 June 2019
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Yankeefan26
Neptune, NJ44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We went to see Slash & Myles Kennedy Friday Night October 5th. We couldn't have asked for better weather - a bit cool on the water but nothing a sweatshirt couldn't handle. We drove in from Jersey to Port Authority, took the E train down to Trade center and walked (about s 10-15 min walk right down Fulton St. ) We debated on whether or not to take the train to Newark and then the Path, but for us driving in was faster & much better option. The Venue is top notch, The show was sold out but you wouldn't have known it. There was plenty of room, nobody stood on top of you. The concert was general admission so there were no seats except for some behind a barrier closer to the south side of the venue. I think you had to pay extra to sit there, There are benches in front of them that you can sit on if you choose.
The drinks are expensive, (we didn't drink) but you can expect that in NYC at something like this. The sound was great, you could hear Myles vocals, it was not too loud or distorted, YOU have the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge right behind the stage all lit up. The have two big video screens on either side of the stage so you can see the band. We stood in the back, but I did go up on the side near one of the screens to take some pictures and again, there was plenty of room, you weren't squished in like sardines, The crowd was tame, no crazies... been to a lot of concerts and have seen a lot of stuff. The only negative thing we encountered was a girl sitting on the bench puking her guts out... they had to take her away on a stretcher.. But that didn't run the show, I would come back here to see a concert in a heartbeat, weather permitting. I highly recommend this venue,
Written 6 October 2018
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