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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | Around a thousand people streamed onto the Battery Park City ball fields on Sun., April 7 for the opening of the 2013 Downtown Little League season. Everyone was beaming. The ball fields, trashed by Superstorm Sandy, had to be completely rebuilt and it was touch and go as to whether […]

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To The Editor: I am greatly disappointed by the article in the Downtown Express about a “secret plan” for development at the South Street Seaport (posted to Downtownexpress.com, March 29, “Seaport developer’s secret plan for hotel & apartments revealed’). First, there is no “secret” plan for development at the Seaport. It is a well-known fact […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER [Updated March 30 with a comment from Councilmember Margaret Chin] 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 […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER On the morning of March 20, City Council’s Sub-committee on Zoning and Franchises and its Land Use Committee approved The Howard Hughes Corporation’s ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) application for the redevelopment of Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport. However, the $200 million plan was approved with a few […]

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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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BY JOSH ROGERS  | Saying Lower Manhattan needs “a stronger, more active voice on the City Council,” Jenifer Rajkumar is about to formally announce her bid to unseat Margaret Chin in this year’s Democratic primary. “When major developers come to the South Street Seaport, or to Greenwich Village, or to the Lower East Side, and […]

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By JOSH ROGERS with TERESE LOEB KREUZER | A deal appears to be close to approve Howard Hughes Corp.’s plan to redevelop the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. Paul Hovitz, a member of Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee, said Tuesday night that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Margaret Chin would be at a City […]

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By TERESE LOEB KREUZER |    Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corporation, which holds a 60-year lease on Pier 17 and some adjoining parts of the South Street Seaport, is asking City Council’s approval of its plans to demolish the mall on Pier 17 and replace it with a glass structure. The vote, scheduled for Wednesday, March […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER City Council’s ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) hearing on Pier 17 had to be moved from a small hearing room at 250 Broadway to City Council chambers in City Hall on March 14 because so many people wanted to testify about The Howard Hughes Corporation’s plans to develop the Seaport’s […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | No one would ever confuse liberal Tribeca with a hotbed of the modern Tea Party movement, but nevertheless some neighbors are beginning to use phrases like “no taxation without representation,” more and more. Tribeca rises against park tax The west side of the neighborhood is objecting to a proposed tax that […]

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