Update: Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Public Hearing Postponed to August 4, 2015

Save Our Seaport met Wednesday evening for an orientation to the coming Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) public hearing on applications by the Howard Hughes Corporation for the South Street Seaport Historic District. The first thing learned was that the hearing is now postponed to Tuesday, August 4. The hearing will be held in the Commission’s offices in the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 9th floor. The time has not yet been determined but we understand that it will be last on the agenda. Here is the item from the LPC August 4 Calendar: 89 South Street - ...

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COMMUNITY BOARD 1’S LANDMARKS COMMITTEE SEETHES AS IT DISCUSSES THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION’S SEAPORT TACTICS

Roger Byrom, chair of Community Board 1's Landmarks Committee, at a meeting on July at which the committee discussed a resolution to go before CB1's full board on July 28 condemning the segmentation of The Howard Hughes Corporation's proposals for the South Street Seaport. (Photos: Terese Loeb Kreuzer) Roger Byrom, chair of Community Board 1's Landmarks Committee, spoke in measured tones at a meeting of the committee on July 9, but there was no mistaking the annoyance and even anger in his voice. He was presenting a draft of a resolution to the committee about The ...

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“The South Street Seaport Deserves a Better Plan” ~ The New York Observer

“The Seaport was once, and should be again, the beating heart of New York’s harbor—home to vital civic, commercial and maritime activity. It’s time to take the helm for this irreplaceable resource away from the ‘professionals.’ ” In other words, it’s time for a sea change." Don't miss today's editorial in the New York Observer: The South Street Seaport Deserves a Better Plan and be sure to share! Stay tuned for developments!

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation Names Seaport As One of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Sites in 2015

Save Our Seaport welcomes the naming of South Street Seaport by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic sites in 2015. We are encouraged to see this made an issue on a national level. There has been an ongoing attempt by the designated developer to label the campaign to preserve the South Street Seaport as merely a “NIMBY” effort. But Save Our Seaport maintains that this is about more than just anyone’s backyard - for centuries the South Street Seaport has been America’s front door. We are hopeful that this ...

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