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Hughes reacts to Seaport guidelines; Brewer & Chin differ on possible smaller building

BY JOSH ROGERS   |  What happens next? That was the question on the minds of many in the crowd of a few hundred Monday night at the first public meeting of the Seaport Working Group. Regardless of whether they were committee members on the inside, or they were viewing the group’s development “Guidelines and […]

BY JOSH ROGERS | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JAN. 30, 2014  |  The city’s Economic Development Corp. on Thursday contradicted the assertions of Downtown leaders that the proposed Seaport tower is on hold, and is insisting the project is moving forward on schedule. One E.D.C. official pushed back strongly against the claims — reported by Downtown Express and […]

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THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP. ON JAN. 30, 2014 CONTRADICTED THE ASSERTIONS OF DOWNTOWN LEADERS THAT THE SEAPORT PROJECT IS ON HOLD. BY JOSH ROGERS |  Downtown leaders say the city has put the plan to build a 600-foot South Street Seaport tower on hold for now. “The Howard Hughes Corp. plan to date will not […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Before the de Blasio administration begins to consider a proposal to build a 600-foot tower at the South Street Seaport, officials want to see affordable housing added to the plan, according to the project’s developer. Chris Curry, senior executive vice president of development of the Howard Hughes Corp., the Seaport’s developer […]

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Skaters last week celebrated The Rink at Brookfield Place, which opened behind the Winter Garden week in Battery Park City. It’ll be open every day from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. through mid-March. Downtowners will have a crosstown option this season as a Seaport rink will open Black Friday near Fulton and Water Sts.  Billed […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | When Superstorm Sandy smacked into the South Street Seaport on Oct. 29, 2012, most of the old buildings survived. Building systems were damaged, but the neighborhood fundamentally remained intact. However, many community stakeholders fear that the historic South Street Seaport will not survive The Howard Hughes Corporation. The Dallas-based developer […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | More than five weeks after The Howard Hughes Corporation was supposed to begin demolishing the existing shopping mall on Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport, one tenant, Simply Seafood, is still open. The rest of the mall is unoccupied and dark. Hughes has turned off the heat. Nevertheless, the […]

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By JOSH ROGERS with TERESE LOEB KREUZER | [Posted Oct. 17, 2013 and updated Oct. 18] Howard Hughes Corp. announced Thursday it has a general agreement with the city to take a larger role in running the cash-strapped South Street Seaport Museum. “The mayor and I were just talking and we are both excited to share […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “What was your favorite movie? Y’all went and saw a movie, I’m sure. What was your favorite movie?” asked Christopher Curry, executive vice president of The Howard Hughes Corporation as he sat in front of a room packed with Community Board 1 Seaport Committee members and members of the public on […]

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPT. 5, 2013  | BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | The Howard Hughes Corporation, a developer based in Dallas, Texas, has privately submitted plans to transform the South Street Seaport. An indication of the Hughes vision for the Seaport can presently be seen on Fulton St. between Water and South Sts. and on Front […]

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