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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | On Feb. 6, the City Planning Commission voted to approve The Howard Hughes Corp.’s plan to tear down the existing mall on Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport and replace it with a glass-enclosed structure. However, C.P.C. wants some modifications to the plan which now goes to the City […]

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  BY KAITLYN MEADE  |   Tom Berton, 47, president of Manhattan by Sail, has been sailing the waters around New York City for more than two decades. Starting out with legendary skipper Nick van Nes, Berton pursued his passion for sailing by buying the Shearwater yacht just prior to 9/11. But despite setbacks, he has […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS| Though many hurricane-damaged small businesses Downtown are loath to take on more debt than they have already accrued, loan programs remain the predominant sources of financial aid that is currently available to them. But a few grant programs have become available, including one dubbed “Lower Manhattan: Back to Business” created by the […]

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BY ALINE REYNODS |  Local residents have lingering worries that a developer’s current proposal to overhaul Pier 17 would deprive the public of open space and obstruct the panoramic views the Seaport is famous for. After hours of discussion, Community Board 1 has finally weighed in, officially, on developer Howard Hughes Corporation’s proposal for the historic […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  On Sat., July 14, Circle Line Downtown’s speedboat, Shark, had just dropped off passengers and was moored on the east side of Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport when the crew heard people screaming, “Fire!” With Captain Michael Pellizzi at the helm, the Shark headed over to Pier 17, […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  For the second time in less than a week, the New York Fire Department had to be summoned to Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport. On Wednesday, July 18, a security guard noticed smoke on the far south face of Pier 17. “Out of an abundance of caution, the […]

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Bloomberg backs federal funding requests for 9/11 Museum Days after Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requested federal funding for the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, Mayor Michael Bloomberg voiced his support of their efforts, according to WNYC. Cuomo and Christie sent their letter to the National Park Service on Sat., June […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Architects and historians appointed by the city have signed off on developer Howard Hughes Corporation’s plan to overhaul the outdated, landmarked Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport by 2015. At a public meeting in mid-May, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (L.P.C.) unanimously approved the developer’s proposal, which entails […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Robert LaValva, the founder of the New Amsterdam Market on South Street, was cheered by a room full of local supporters last week when he asked for their help to develop a plan to house a year-round market in the Tin Building and New Market Building, the former homes of […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER   |  The Howard Hughes Corporation employed the full court press on April 17 when it went before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The developers were requesting permission to demolish the existing building on Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport and replace it with a glass-sheathed structure designed by […]

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