by  • February 6, 2012 • ART & DESIGN, LIVING, NEW YORK CITY • 2 Comments

    It may be because I grew up near the ocean, sailing, fishing, surfing and most anything else you can do in that vast world of water, or because I’m the son of a Boat Builder, but I have a very strong affinity for Ships & Ports. I love going down to the Seaport, grabbing a coffee and wandering the cobble stone streets that line the old port village buildings. One of those buildings houses the Museum. YES. The positive new slogan for the South Street Seaport Museum, which re-opened on 25th of January, is plastered all over the entrance in an eye pleasing Pantone color Regatta. Nestled between restaurants and stores it’d be easy to miss the museum entrance if it weren’t for the steel buoys guiding you in. A ticket cost you just 5 bucks and comes with a gratis entrance to the Museum of The City of New YorkThe museum received a grant which allows it to be open for an 18 month evaluation, so if you live in the city or are visiting this year, it’s one not to be missed. Unlike most museums which are stark white and feel more like a doctors office, the Seaport Museum is warm lit & cozy more like a cabin of fine art. Each room is unique and different from the next but compliment each other as a collection. “Bottled Up” – miniature ships in bottles, “Super Models” –  a fleet of model ships, & “Handheld Devices” – antique ship tools were a few of my personal favorites. Floor 3 is filled with a few random exhibits that I don’t think really go, but you can decide that for yourself. If you have a love for old buildings or brick that would be enough of a reason to visit, but if you also love miniature ships in bottles that is another reason to visit. I happen to love both those things, so this was a super treat for me.