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Voting machine problem in Battery Park City

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPT. 10, 2013  |  BY JOSH ROGERS  | A voting machine at P.S. 89 in Battery Park City was not working this morning, a development which might delay the results in the City Council and district leader races. “It was chaos,” said Jeff Galloway, a designated poll watcher for one of the campaigns […]

   BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | [UPDATED 11:40 AM JULY 31, 2013 — ORIGINALLY POSTED JULY 25,, 2013] City Comptroller John Liu released an audit last week saying The Howard Hughes Corporation owes almost $1.8 million in back rent for leases at the South Street Seaport. The report faulted the New York City Economic Development […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The nine-story building that once housed the Bialystoker Center and Home for the Aged at 228 East Broadway will survive. On May 21, after around 15 minutes of discussion, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve it for designation as a New York City landmark. The Art Deco building […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS   |  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin and State Sen. Daniel Squadron fired off a letter to Howard Hughes Corp. May 1 saying it was “incumbent” on the developer to come up with a way to allow the South Street Seaport Museum to stay. “As a leaseholder with plans to […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The SeaGlass carousel in historic Battery Park at the southern end of Manhattan isn’t scheduled to open until the fall, but after what Superstorm Sandy did to Lower Manhattan, a celebration seemed in order on April 18 for the topping off of the structure’s shell. “We need every step of […]

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Be neighborly to Seaport developer To The Editor: I am very excited to hear about all the potential changes for Pier 17 and a little surprised at all of the negative reactions to the idea of mixed-use around the location. Given all the negative feedback, I can’t say I’m surprised that parts of the Howard […]

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Another year, another big plan to “save” the Seaport. Downtowners have coexisted with corporations running the Seaport mall for a few decades. There have been some good initiatives, and some great events, but the operators have never fully embraced the Lower Manhattan community. The companies over the years have tried to make the area more […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The Howard Hughes Corporation wants to erect a first-class hotel, market-rate residential apartments and additional retail space in the Seaport. There is no longer any doubt about their intentions. Nine days after the City Council approved a ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) application from Howard Hughes for construction plans […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The City Council approved Howard Hughes Corporation’s ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) application for the redevelopment of Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport March 20. However, the $200 million plan was authorized with a few modifications. Construction on Pier 17 will now begin on Oct. 1, 2013 instead […]

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Seaport deal? Councilmember Margaret Chin told UnderCover Tuesday that a deal appears to be close to approve Howard Hughes Corp.’s plan to redevelop the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. She did not rule out a full Council vote as soon as Wed., March 20. “We’re trying to make sure everything is put together,” she said […]

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