General


So we asked the mayor…

WHERE’S THE LEASE…FOR THE FUTURE OF THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM? Save Our Seaport notes that the South Street Seaport Museum is still in limbo, without a revised lease from the city  that will allow it a sustainable future.  It’s been more than six years since Superstorm Sandy disrupted the Museum’s operations, and despite many positive moves on the part of museum leadership, lack of a fair and viable lease with the city has stalled the museum’s efforts at full recovery.Save Our Seaport urges the city to act promptly to grant the Museum a lease ...

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Take two minutes for the Street of Ships!

In the attached survey, The New York City Economic Development Corporation asks input for its design of the East River Esplanade. The deadline for submission has been extended through this weekend. Save Our Seaport notes that in this survey there is no mention of maritime use along what was once New York’s “Street of Ships.” It takes one minute to fill out the survey, another minute to fill in the “other” blanks under “What enhancements would you like…” and “What words best describe how the redesigned…” in order to advocate for maritime use. ...

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SOS Public Meeting June 28

The City’s handover of the Seaport continues…unless we stop it. The next public meeting of Save Our Seaport will be on Thursday, June 28 in the Southbridge Towers Community Meeting Room (just north of Squire’s Diner), 90 Beekman Street at 6:30 PM. Please join us! All are welcome! Download the meeting PDF

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SOS Public Meeting May 30

The City’s handover of the Seaport continues… unless we stop it. SAVE THE DATE The next public meeting of Save Our Seaport will be on Wednesday, May 30 in the Southbridge Towers Community Meeting Room (just north of Squire’s Diner), 90 Beekman Street at 6:30 PM. Please join us! All are welcome! Download the PDF

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From the SOS mailbox: Pier 15

Re Pier 15:   I recall Pier 15 as a hive of activity. The  Monomoy lifeboats, which where standard WWII design, were used by men's and women’s rowing teams in a network that existed on both Atlantic and Pacific coasts. I’m proud to say that the women’s team, in their first entry to the International Lifeboat Racing Competition, won second place.  The New Haven Sharpie schooner had a fanatical group of devotees who sailed the heart out of her, winning places in the annual schooner race for the Mayor’s Cup, (now defunct, a whole ‘nother saga) and once ...

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