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By TERESE LOEB KREUZER | With long, dark nights and harsh winds, January has never been an easy month for the 72 businesses on Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, but this January has been grimmer than usual. After Superstorm Sandy blew through on Oct. 29, 2012, The Howard Hughes Corp., which has a […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | New York, a city of more than eight million residents, has become increasingly popular with visitors but not all have been arriving by conventional means of transportation. Some fly here under their own power. Some swim. In wintertime, an estimated 60,000 birds leave their summer breeding and nesting grounds in northern […]

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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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  Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport reopened on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. after having been closed for four and a half weeks. A preliminary report from the engineering firm engaged by The Howard Hughes Corporation, which has a long-term lease on the pier, indicated that there was no visible damage from Superstorm […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Its glassed-in observation lounge lined with pine boughs decorated with small, white lights, Classic Harbor Line’s yacht, Manhattan, eased out of its berth at Chelsea Piers onto the Hudson River, for the first of its December “Cocoa and Carols” cruises to the Statue of Liberty and back. Outside, the lights […]

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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 ALINE REYNOLDS |  After receiving much praise from locals, developer Howard Hughes Corporation’s plan for the overhaul of Pier 17 is now getting a wave of negative feedback about the view obstructions the plan would cause at the Seaport. In its application to the city, Howard Hughes has requested a waiver of requirements concerning […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Starting next year, workers will begin building a street-like network of shops overlooking the East River, so long as the swanky design by the Howard Hughes Corporation wins approval from various city agencies. Officials representing Howard Hughes Corp., the leaseholder of the South Street Seaport, and the company’s commissioned firm, SHoP […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  An Aug. 23 press release from the Howard Hughes Corporation announcing an agreement on lease terms for the South Street Seaport is deceptive, according to a source familiar with the matter. The release was picked up by the Associated Press and a number of other publications, such as the Wall […]

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