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Seaport Report, Week of Feb. 12, 2015

BY JANEL BLADOW  |    A GREAT LOSS FOR THE SEAPORT AND ANOTHER CHIP AWAY AT HISTORY  |  Earlier this month we lost a wonderful neighbor who always had time to stop and talk about his love of all things nautical, wooden and historic. Salvatore Polisi, a master woodcarver and sculptor, was part of the […]

BY JANEL BLADOW  |  It may be a dreary cold January but that doesn’t stop the Seaport from buzzing. Our little community may be in development brouhaha, but we still blossom with the local energy that makes us special — at least to us long-time residents. Ties that bind… Some supporters of the new Seaport […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW   |  It’s the holiday season and bells should be ringing, people should be singing…instead around our neighborhood, everyone’s in the catfight that the Howard Hughes Corporation development has become! It’s over… Just go ahead and consider the South Street Seaport the new Meatpacking District, as one attendee at last week’s WWD […]

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  By Janel Bladow | We marched through the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. The neighborhood, residents and businesses continue to bounce back. A slew of newspaper articles and television reports interviewed Seaporters about the damage and recovery. We continue to thrive. A long haul back… While a lot of neighbors and businesses struggled to pick […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  After a bit of a summer break, I’m back with Seaport Report. While our little neighborhood gem has had plenty of news and events – the daily papers offered plenty of details – while S.R. was on hiatus, we’re back with the things that are important to us neighbors. No news […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Our little neighborhood is the belle of the summer fun in the city this year! Thank you Macy’s for drawing attention downtown! Restaurant news…New places are popping up in old locations. Long established spots are back and better. And a historic gem is working hard to make a comeback.  Rumor has […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Summer’s here… Let the fun begin! Piano sand bar… Could it have accompanied former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in her swan song when she lost her run for mayor last year? Or, is this what we get for the $7 million she committed when she was running hot and heavy […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Our little village within the Big City is bursting … with news … much like blooming May flowers! Seaport S.O.S.… Save Our Seaport, a community watchdog organization, held a couple of great informational Town Hall Meetings last week. The goal of these meet-ups at the Titanic Memorial Park (Water and Fulton […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Is it spring yet? I recently heard that what we’ve experienced the past few weeks is a new season: Spwrinter…come May flowers. We’re anxiously waiting. Get dirty, bloom pretty… So if you’re a bit like me and can’t wait any longer for Spring to spring and summer to come, get involved […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  The ice skating rink and blow up music venue are gone. Sidewalk café tables are coming out. Spring must be on its way. And with it comes a lot of rebirth around our neighborhood. Cha..cha..changes… Good and bad news with the closing of Meade’s on Peck Slip. Sadly our neighborhood hangout […]

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