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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | City Comptroller John Liu issued an audit report April 30 criticizing the New York City Economic Development Corporation for its handling of some of the leases under its jurisdiction in the South Street Seaport. The report states that the city (as successor-in-interest to the South Street Seaport Corporation) and South […]

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Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer Things are looking up for Amanda Byron Zink, whose pet boutique and grooming business at 38 Peck Slip was trashed by Superstorm Sandy. Still displaced from her original location, she now has a pop-up shop at the end of Pier 17 in the Seaport. The Howard Hughes Corporation […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The South Street Seaport Museum posted a notice on its website on Friday, April 5 that the galleries at 12 Fulton St. would be closing Sunday, April 7 because of Superstorm Sandy-related damage. The website invites visitors to go to Bowne Printers, its 19th-century print shop, at 209 Water St. […]

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The P.T.A. of the Spruce Street School will be rocking out and raising spirits April 18 to benefit South Street Seaport businesses still hurting from Superstorm Sandy. The Spirit Project is an outdoor concert fundraiser aiming to bring the community together around the age-old celebration of good food, good music and good people. Funds will […]

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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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Another year, another big plan to “save” the Seaport. Downtowners have coexisted with corporations running the Seaport mall for a few decades. There have been some good initiatives, and some great events, but the operators have never fully embraced the Lower Manhattan community. The companies over the years have tried to make the area more […]

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The 12th annual “Tartan Day on Ellis Island” was rerouted this year to South Street Seaport, as the island is still closed to the public because of Hurricane Sandy. But the crowds that gathered at Pier 17 on March 30 were still in Highland spirits as they were entertained by pipers, jugglers and traditional dancers. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | 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 Review Procedure) application from Howard Hughes for construction plans […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | Borough President Scott Stringer announced the new appointees to Manhattan’s community boards on April 1, including five new members of C.B. 1. C.B. 1’s new members range from a small business owner to a former board member and cover three of Lower Manhattan’s neighborhoods. “It’s a nice diverse group,” said C.B. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The City Council approved Howard Hughes Corporation’s ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) application for the redevelopment of Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport March 20. However, the $200 million plan was authorized with a few modifications. Construction on Pier 17 will now begin on Oct. 1, 2013 instead […]

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