The South Street Seaport is a historical area within walking distance from New York City’s Financial District. What used to be a harbor / pier is now turned into a modern shopping mall while preserving the Pier 17 building architecture, and a Maritime Museum with several historical ships was set outside the building. From the Pier 17 building, you can also see a nice view of the Brooklyn Bridge that connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
I’ve visited the South Street Seaport area several times while doing walking tour in the Lower Manhattan area. The nice view of the Brooklyn Bridge from there and the interesting contrast of having the historic ships with modern office buildings in the background make this place a good photo destination while in New York City. The Pier 17 shopping mall is also a nice place to stop and rest before continuing a walking tour.
The photo below was taken in an afternoon when I visited the Seaport. You can see the historic ships and Pier 17 in the photo.