I visited the South Street Seaport in Manhattan for the first time in years on Friday, to scope out the place and make a few drawings, in preparation for a reportage workshop that I taught there this weekend. It was so nice to see it again! The Ambrose lightship is still there, jaunty as ever, and the Wavertree is recently restored and open for tours. There’s nothing like history, and New York City would not be where it is today without this little pier. There have been some changes – a new fancied up building has replaced the old mall, with lovely seating in the back where you can view the Brooklyn Bridge. There’s even a rooftop bar and some benches up there with nice views. The weekend workshop was wonderful too, by the way, so nice to get out there and work with the participants in person again.
posted by Veronica