Situated at the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the waterfront Battery Park is surrounded by plenty of attractions as well as great shopping opportunities. Downtown Manhattan is home to the city's Financial District, so the shops and retailers in this district are not as plentiful as in Midtown Manhattan's world famous Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue street lined shops. However, a walk along Broadway will reveal an array of shopping venues that are unique to New York City.
There are literally hundreds of small shops and retail stores lined along Broadway between Battery Park and New York City Hall. Along this stretch on Broadway, there is no shortage of hot items such as clothing, electronics, and gifts. It's hard to miss out such items because they are clearly display through the windows of the street front windows of the stores. Lower Manhattan district, especially Broadway, is also well known for having plenty of outdoor street vendors that sell unique souvenirs that serve as great memories of the trip to the "Big Apple." NYC themed clothing, memorabilia, gifts, and toys are affordable items will carry priceless memories back home for visitors.
The largest and most visited shopping center near Battery Park is located at the South Street Seaport, a unique multi-use complex that offers great entertainment, dining, shopping, cruises, museum exhibitions, and other fun activities. Situated along the East River, the historic South Street Seaport is a waterfront setting that is easily accessible from Fulton Street. One part of the South Street Seaport occupies several blocks and it has a historic maritime theme to reflect the district's early shipping and fishing industry.
The pedestrian only promenade, such as the historic Schermerhorn Row, is lined with dozens of shops and several charming cafes and bars. The ladies will have a true shopping spree as they notice the large selection of perfumes, jewelry, designer apparel and shoes in this section of South Street Seaport. The site's New York Yankees Clubhouse Shop offers a truly unique NYC shopping experience.
Another part of the South Street Seaport is known as Pier 17, which is a small indoor multi-story shopping mall that is full of dozens of shops, several restaurants, and other businesses. Visitors can find great bargains on electronics, gifts, toys, shoes, and beauty items inside. Upon approaching this shopping center, shoppers will immediately notice the historic sailing ships such as the Peking and Wavetree that are docked in the nearby piers.