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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New York is a city where anything can happen, and it does. Last week, Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel director of the Museum of the City of New York and president of the South Street Seaport Museum, received a letter enclosing a check for half a million dollars to help […]

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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  |  It has been a stormy ride for the South Street Seaport Museum, headquartered at 12 Fulton St. with several outposts on Water St. and a fleet of historic ships anchored at Pier 16. After the 45-year-old museum nearly closed under its previous management, Susan Henshaw Jones, director of the Museum […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | Led by tour guide Annaline Dinkelmann, founder of Wall Street Walks, a dozen people set out on a recent afternoon to see exactly what Superstorm Sandy had done to Manhattan’s Financial District and how the cleanup was going. This was the first of Wall Street Walks’ “Sandy” tours, which will continue […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS & KAITLYN MEADE  |  Battery Park City has received most of the city’s media attention following Hurricane Sandy. But, of all the neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan, the South Street Seaport suffered the most damage, having experienced an eight-foot water surge that destroyed the interiors of many area businesses. Front Street business owners, […]

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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 KAITLYN MEADE | Miraculously, the vessels docked at South Street Seaport Museum, located at 12 Fulton St., fared better during hurricane Sandy than many of the landlocked businesses nearby. All seven ships made it through the storm with little to no damage. In a press release issued by the South Street Seaport Museum on […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The august, Upper East Side edifices housing the Museum of the City of New York and its neighbor, the New York Academy of Medicine, were the setting of a recent gala to benefit the much more humble South Street Seaport Museum. A year ago, the South Street Seaport Museum almost […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | On Oct. 6, it will have been exactly one year since the Museum of the City of New York formally took over the management of the moribund South Street Seaport Museum with the intention of resurrecting it. The 40-year-old museum at 12 Fulton St. had laid off most of its staff, […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Lower Manhattan tourism has been booming ever since last year’s opening of the National Sept. 11 Memorial. The surging influx of out-of-towners, however, has come with its own set of problems that Downtown residents, elected officials and group leaders are hoping to solve. That was the topic of discussion at a […]

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