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 ...

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Clarification Needed

Can we get some clarification please?

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HOWARD HUGHES CORP. SELLS 80 SOUTH ST. DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS

The Sciame building at 80 South St. was acquired by The Howard Hughes Corporation along with some neighboring property and was flipped after a few weeks for a 110 percent profit. Crain's New York Business broke the news on Friday, Aug. 7. Chinese investors had paid $390 million for the right to build a gargantuan tower just outside the South Street Seaport Historic District. According to Crain's, a U.S. subsidiary of the Beijing-based investment firm, China Oceanwide Holdings, had agreed to pay The Howard Hughes Corporation for the development site at 80 South St. and a ...

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South Street Seaport Historic District Extension

If the Commissioners at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission are truly looking for a reason to protect views of the Brooklyn Bridge from areas within the South Street Seaport Historic District, please take note that the Brooklyn Bridge is highlighted in the Designation Report for the South Street Seaport Historic District Extension (1989), and is specifically mentioned in relation to the District: Page 5: "The Extension ’ s integrity with the District is reinforced by the clear and distinct boundaries formed by the Southbridge apartment complex on its west and ...

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Accepting Testimony

There is still time to let your voice be heard and make a vital contribution to Saving the Seaport! The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission is accepting testimony for a limited time; so please voice your OPPOSITION to the latest, segmented proposal for further atrocities to the design of Pier 17 that will block views of the Brooklyn Bridge and cast an ugly shadow on the Lightship, Ambrose. Please tell the LPC that you OPPOSE a roof top canopy on Pier 17, a private access drive on Pier 17 and anything else that you find offensive in the latest proposal. Letters and ...

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