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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Pier 15

This brief is part of the WHY WE FIGHT FOR THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT series, to inform the public about the struggle to keep the Seaport historic in the face of commercial pressure.  Pier 15 Pier 15 is the two-story structure on the East River between John and Fletcher Streets where Hornblower Cruises docks its sight-seeing and party vessels. It is also home to a bar and outdoor parties. Pier 15 had been one of the South Street Seaport Museum’s piers until the City of New York took it back, in 2008, as part of a settlement for back rent owed the city. ...

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NEW MARKET BUILDING

This brief is part of the WHY WE FIGHT FOR THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT series, to inform the public about the struggle to keep the Seaport historic in the face of commercial pressure.  Fulton Fish Market – New Market Building The fate of the New Market Building, which is not included in the Seaport Historic District, is among the most urgent issues that will determine the future character of the Seaport. Plans to demolish the building and replace it with a luxury apartment tower were abandoned in 2015, in the face of overwhelming opposition from community ...

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NYC EDC will not be at this evening’s Community Board meeting

Save Our Seaport has just learned that the NYC Economic Development Corporation is not expected to show up for Community Board 1’s Waterfront, Parks, & Resiliency Committee meeting this evening. Maybe we’ll see them at the full Community Board meeting on the 23rd? We’ll keep our eyes open. The Seaport Working Group is still on the agenda for tonight. Current Agenda: 1/16 Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee – 6:00 PM Location: Community Board 1 - Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North 1) Governors Island – Update by Sarah ...

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