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Hughes Corp. responds to Seaport tower criticisms

BY JOSH ROGERS and DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Mayor Bill de Blasio said last week he had no “philosophical” objections to a tower adjacent to a historic district, so perhaps it was not so surprising that Howard Hughes Corp. revealed that its long-awaited revisions to the firm’s Seaport development plan still includes a tower, and […]

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | ORIGNALLY PUBLISHED NOV. 10, 2014  |  Thirteen years after Sept. 11, the long-awaited $1.4 billion Fulton Center officially opened on Mon., Nov. 10 — the paper has been torn off, the doors flung open, and natural light pours in from the center’s massive glass dome. The transit hub connects nine […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  (Updated at 11 p.m.  Nov. 19, 2014 with more details)| Howard Hughes Corporation shaved about 150 feet off its proposed South Street Seaport tower, well short of what opponents were hoping for from the long-awaited revisions to the firm’s South Street Seaport development plan. “I question whether the proposal from Howard Hughes for […]

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 By VICTOR J. PAPA  | Is it possible that the historic and irreplaceable South Street Seaport is still a landmark preservation issue? Is it possible, in spite of preservation efforts extending over what seems an endless 40-year period; in spite of copious, yet still unresolved preservation visions and plans, all laudably meant to guarantee its permanence […]

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Thurs., Nov. 20 – Wed., Nov. 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Turkey Gridlock is here again! Lower Manhattan will see traffic surges over the next two weeks starting this Friday, with the approaches to the bridges and tunnels taking the hardest hit. The lines at the Holland Tunnel will start to […]

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Thursday, November 13 – Wednesday, November 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Major changes in Lower Manhattan for the better! The opening of the new Fulton Center and its 27 entrances means sunlit subway transfers and continued Downtown resurgence. Watch for increased pedestrian activity in the area. Now that the W.T.C. is […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina told Downtown Express Wednesday that there likely will be some full-day, pre-K classes in the Tweed Courthouse building in 2015, but she gave a definite no to expanding classroom space this year for Peck Slip School parents who were hoping to get more space in their temporary and […]

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By JOSH ROGERS   UPDATED 5;09 p.m. WITH COMMENTS FROM THE MAYOR |Opponents of the proposed 600-foot Seaport tower are looking to move the skyscraper  further away from the neighborhood’s historic district. The idea is to transfer unused development rights in the South Street Seaport Historic District just to the south on the East River, or to […]

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Cars stolen at gunpoint A trio of thieves threatened a Tribeca parking attendant with a silver handgun, forcing him to go upstairs, where they tied him up with duct tape. Police say the thieves then stole three cars: a 2010 gray Audi, valued at $21,000; a 2012 blue Range Rover, valued at $50,000; and a […]

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Thurs., Nov. 6 – Wed., Nov. 12 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR VETERANS DAY Happy Veteran’s Day! I salute all of our courageous veterans. To honor the day, the Veteran’s Day Festival will close Broadway between Liberty St. and Battery Pl. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 11. The Veteran’s Day Parade in Midtown […]

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