Save Our Seaport will have its next meeting on Thursday, October 29, from 6:30 to 8:30, in St. Margaret’s House, 49 Fulton Street, conference rooms 2 & 3. It’s been a while, and there will be a lot coming up, so respond to this e-mail if there is something in particular that you think will need to be added on the agenda. We’ll try to get through as much as we can. Looking forward to our meeting on the 29th!
Friends: The South Street Seaport Museum needs your support today! LMDC will hold a public forum starting at 4:30pm this afternoon to hear comments regarding potential projects to be supported with federal funds obtained through a settlement reached with Bovis Lendlease which made $50 million available for reallocation by LMDC. This includes the South Street Seaport Museum. Members of the public are invited to share their ideas and comments with LMDC at this public forum.Let’s show up to support the museum! If you can’t attend – please help spread the word!
ON WBAI, MICHAEL KRAMER EXPLAINS WHY THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION HAS CALLED THE SEAPORT ‘ENDANGERED’
In late June, the National Trust for Historic Preservation called the South Street Seaport "one of America's 11 most endangered historic places." "The South Street Seaport features some of the oldest architecture in New York City," said the National Trust in making the designation. But, said the Trust, "While the Seaport is a locally designated historic district, and is separately listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is currently under threat due to a series of development proposals that would disrupt the look, feel and low-scale historic character of ...
Tune in to WBAI, 99.5FM on Thursday morning at 7:30AM to hear SOS Spokesperson, Michael Kramer's interview or listen online: http://www.wbai.org/
HOWARD HUGHES CORP’S SEAPORT PROGRAMMING DRAWS PROTESTS FROM MANHATTAN BORO PREZ BREWER AND COUNCILMEMBER CHIN
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and New York City Councilmember Margaret Chin have been observing what's going on in the South Street Seaport and they don't like it. On Aug. 19, they wrote a letter to Alicia Glen, the city's deputy mayor for Housing and Urban Development, to protest The Howard Hughes Corporation's appropriation of public space in the Seaport and its exclusion of the South Street Seaport Museum from what it has been branding as the Seaport's "Culture District." "We write to express concern and seek clarification regarding the ongoing process of ...