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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Join us at CB1 meeting to discuss EDC’s decision to demolish the New Market Building

Manhattan Community Board One has invited the NYC Economic Development Corporation to its next meeting to discuss the EDC’s decision to demolish the New Market Building. This Tuesday evening 1/16 at Community Board 1’s Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee – 6:00 PM Location: Community Board 1 - Conference Room 1 Centre Street, Room 2202A-North Current Agenda: 1)  Governors Island – Update by Sarah Krautheim, Director, External Relations, The Trust for Governors Island 2)  South Street East River Community Development Corporation – U...

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THE SEAPORT WORKING GROUP

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.  THE SEAPORT WORKING GROUP was an advisory body that brought together a diverse group of people concerned with the revitalization of the South Street Seaport. It was convened in 2015 by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and NYC Council Member Margaret Chin, prompted by controversy over the development plans of the Howard Hughes Corporation. While it was strongly guided by the NYC ...

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SAVE OUR SEAPORT testimony at the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing December 12

SOS Testimony – December 12, 2017 – NYC Landmarks Application PC - 19 - 1 9 352 SAVE OUR SEAPORT remembers LPC’s 2012 and 2015 discussions about Pier 17 where we expressed our concerns about building height, view corridors, and most importantly, placemaking in the South Street Seaport Historic District. We remind you that an uncovered public/private open space was a most welcome outcome. The permit for the approved building states that it “…will be comparable to the existing building in terms of footprint and height.” The proposal before you today ...

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Pier 17 Roof: SOS Statement at Community Board 1 Town Meeting 12.04.17

Save Our Seaport Testimony for Community Board #1 Town Meeting – 12.04.17 As your friends and neighbors in the South Street Seaport Historic District, we are greatly disturbed by the prospect of absorbing the significant impact on quality of life by the Howard Hughes Corporation’s (“HHC”) aspirational rooftop space which is preemptively promoted to be the “ premiere boutique entertainment venue in the world”. (2014 Letter to Shareholders) For the past three years, we have already been troubled by the loud music and other noisy activities from the uplands ...

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