You and your cousins are walking around on your 30 Plus Teams Tour of New York City .
Right now it’s cloudy , but the weather is supposed to be getting worse as the day goes on .
You heard that it’s going to snow really hard tomorrow and the three of you didn’t come to New York City to be in a snowstorm for your 30 Plus Teams Tour .
You weren’t sure where to go , but one of your cousins has an idea .
” Let’s go to the South Street Seaport because we might not get the chance to go tomorrow . It’s supposed to snow really hard , ” says one of your cousins .
The three of you leave your hotel and take the Lexington Avenue Number Four Express train to Fulton Center .
Fulton Center is a major transportation center in the city and not only is it the closest station to the South Street Seaport , but it’s close to the 9-11 Memorial as well .
The Fulton Center also has restaurants and shops inside the building . You all keep on walking until you reach the historical district of the South Street Seaport .
Right in front of you all is the East River .
The cobblestone streets the three of you are walking on bring you back to another time in New York when this was one of the city’s oldest neighborhood’s and New York City was the center of the shipping universe .
As the three of you reach the entrance of the Seaport , you see the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse , which isn’t just a memorial to the passengers , but to the crew and ship’s officers as well .
You all decide not to visit the South Street Seaport Museum , but relics from the museum are right in front of you , like that gigantic anchor that one of your cousins almost trips over .
How she DIDN’T see it you and your other cousin have no idea .
A big sign on the anchor even tells you not to sit on the anchor as its part of the museum .
Tripping over it is allowed , you all guess .
You can’t believe the size of the ships that are on the pier .
They aren’t in use anymore , but this being New York City , everything is big .
The pier looks pretty much the way it looked in the 18th Century in spite of all those tourists waiting for the yellow New York Water Taxi Sightseeing Boats .
The sky is getting darker as though it’s going to snow earlier than the weatherman predicted .
Your cousins wanted to get a final picture of the three of you at the South Street Seaport .
There’s that bridge again , but this time , it’s not just the Brooklyn Bridge that you all see .
Next to it are the Manhattan Bridge and in the distance , the Williamsburg Bridge .
It was hard to believe that at one time that these buildings that are now stores and eateries used to be commercial businesses , workshops , boarding houses , saloons and yes , brothels because SOME BODY had to keep those sailors happy after all that time at sea .