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UPDATED MAY 30, 2013 D.I.D. endorsements Downtown Independent Democrats endorsed John Liu for mayor Wednesday night over Bill de Blasio in a runoff. In the hotly contested City Council races, the club not surprisingly went with its district leader, Jenifer Rajkumar over Councilmember Margaret Chin, but surprisingly went for Corey Johnson over Yetta Kurland, even […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | Let’s hope that the weather is not too hot and not too rainy this summer. Judging by what happened at the South Street Seaport over the Memorial Day weekend, when the weather is good, the crowds will come. The Howard Hughes Corporation, which has a long-term lease on parts of […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |   The Howard Hughes Corp., which has a 60-year lease on parts of the South Street Seaport, has summer plans to try and spike up Fulton and Front Sts. with some razzle-dazzle. For starters, the Dallas-based corporation is planning to line Titanic Park (site of a memorial lighthouse that once crowned […]

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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 Chris Curry, senior executive vice president of The Howard Hughes Corp., was skeptical. Jerry Gallagher, general manager of the South Street Seaport Museum had just told Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee that it would cost approximately $22 million to fix the museum’s Sandy-damaged electrical equipment, get its heating and cooling systems […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS |(Updated with a quote from Seaport Museum president Susan Henshaw Jones) Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin and State Sen. Daniel Squadron fired off a letter to Howard Hughes Corp. Wednesday saying it was “incumbent” on the developer to come up with a way to allow the South Street Seaport Museum […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | City Comptroller John Liu issued an audit report April 30 criticizing the New York City Economic Development Corporation for its handling of some of the leases under its jurisdiction in the South Street Seaport. The report states that the city (as successor-in-interest to the South Street Seaport Corporation) and South […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER |  At Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee meeting on April 16, Jerry Gallagher, general manager of the South Street Seaport Museum, said that the museum only has enough money to carry it through the end of June. He also accused The Howard Hughes Corporation, which has a 60-year lease on much […]

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Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer Things are looking up for Amanda Byron Zink, whose pet boutique and grooming business at 38 Peck Slip was trashed by Superstorm Sandy. Still displaced from her original location, she now has a pop-up shop at the end of Pier 17 in the Seaport. The Howard Hughes Corporation […]

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(Originally posted April 10, 2012)  By JOSH ROGERS | City Council candidate Jenifer Rajkumar made her formal announcement April 7 accusing opponent Margaret Chin of listening more to big developers than the people of Lower Manhattan. “Under this top-down approach, the councilmember goes into the room with a real estate or outside interest, closes the […]

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