Areas of Manhattan most New Yorkers try to avoid: Times Square, 34th Street, Canal Street, and South Street Seaport. I ventured all the way into Manhattan this weekend to check out the New Amsterdam Market at the old Fulton Fish Market location. In order to get there, I had to walk by The South Street Seaport. I haven’t been there in years. Though very commericalized and filled with tourists, it’s actually quite pretty. My friend, Sarah, had read about Bowne & Co. Stationers – so being that we were in the area, we stopped by. If you ever find yourself down near the seaport and need to find a hideaway from the mob of “I ‘heart’ NYC” T-shirts, enter this little oasis… you’ll feel good. I didn’t get the name of the man pictured below, but it seems as though he is there all the time and he could’ve been there back when the business started in the mid 1700’s. He is reason alone to visit. He’ll make you smile.