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EDC Responds to Elected Officials’ Letter regarding Air Rights

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) responded to a letter from elected officials and made it clear that HHC only owns 341,000 sf of air rights and 685,000 sf are owned by the city on other sites. The letter shows that the building that HHC has proposed on 250 Water St is three times larger than what they could build given the current ownership and zoning. HHC’s proposal would require multiple ULURPs and the sale of city owned air rights.   

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Elected Officials Demand Transparency Regarding Seaport Air Rights

Following a meeting we held with local elected officials, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou and others sent a letter asking NYCEDC to become transparent about Seaport Air Rights.  In February, a new community engagement process will seek to enlarge both the Seaport and FiDi into the East River to make both neighborhoods resilient. 

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SEAPORT COALITION PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT

The members of the Seaport Coalition (Save Our Seaport, Seaport Planning and Preservation Committee, and Children First) have crafted a plan for the future of the South Street Seaport Historic District. Under the direction of  members Joanne Gorman and Michael Kramer, the views and input of many people have already gone into this project. Most of all, we have drawn on decades of the past work of planners, preservationists, elected officials, the South Street Seaport Museum, community leadership, residents, and even developers. Plan Page 1 - Plan Page 2

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So we asked the mayor…

WHERE’S THE LEASE…FOR THE FUTURE OF THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM? Save Our Seaport notes that the South Street Seaport Museum is still in limbo, without a revised lease from the city  that will allow it a sustainable future.  It’s been more than six years since Superstorm Sandy disrupted the Museum’s operations, and despite many positive moves on the part of museum leadership, lack of a fair and viable lease with the city has stalled the museum’s efforts at full recovery.Save Our Seaport urges the city to act promptly to grant the Museum a lease ...

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Take two minutes for the Street of Ships!

In the attached survey, The New York City Economic Development Corporation asks input for its design of the East River Esplanade. The deadline for submission has been extended through this weekend. Save Our Seaport notes that in this survey there is no mention of maritime use along what was once New York’s “Street of Ships.” It takes one minute to fill out the survey, another minute to fill in the “other” blanks under “What enhancements would you like…” and “What words best describe how the redesigned…” in order to advocate for maritime use. ...

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