4 results for month: 10/2016

South Street Seaport: The Longer View

Borough President Gale Brewer in this letter to the City Planning Commission puts current events in the South Street Seaport Historic District in true perspective! Read the letter.

More in keeping… Schermerhorn Row

Here’s a recent short article about Schermerhorn Row in The Architect's Newspaper: http://archpaper.com/2016/10/arctober-building-day-schermerhorn-row/ It’s the home ashore of the South Street Seaport Museum, and the heart of the South Street Seaport Historic District. (We'll take a pass on the re-branding coming from the developer.)

Offering what is not theirs to give

The Real Deal (New York Real Estate News) has the following: http://therealdeal.com/issues_articles/the-seaports-sea-change/ In our view, this reporter completely ignores the fact that the South Street Seaport Museum (SSSM) occupies a large part of Schermerhorn Row, mainly the upper floors. Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) did not take over the waterfront, as SSSM also occupies Pier 16. For HHC to offer Schermerhorn Row for "affordable housing" in a building preserved and restored by millions in federal, state and private funds, in a building they do not control, is nothing short of obscene.

Shenanigans Continue at South Street Seaport

Excerpts from Irene Plagianos’ October 4 article in DNA Info (Full article here) Italics our own “South Street Seaport developer Howard Hughes Corporation is pushing ahead with its plan to reconstruct the Tin Building …The overhaul of the Tin Building had previously been presented as part of a larger — and controversial — mixed-use redevelopment plan for the seaport that included tearing down a neighboring fish market warehouse, the New Market building and moving the South Street Seaport Museum. The developer has since said it's scrapping the mixed-use project.”“At a recent CB1 meeting, Howard Hughes' lawyer, Paul ...