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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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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The New York City Half Marathon will head Downtown 7 a.m. to noon Sunday and close several streets in Lower Manhattan: the southbound West Side Highway between 44th St. and the Battery Park Underpass, the Battery Park Underpass to the F.D.R. Drive, Old Slip between South and […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER |  Like a stout ship that was buffeted by a severe ocean storm, the South Street Seaport Museum came through Superstorm Sandy battered but fundamentally intact. The museum’s elevator and escalator no longer work. To see the exhibits, it’s necessary to climb the stairs of the early 19th-century buildings on Schermerhorn […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Those prognosticators of changing seasons, furry rodents named Phil and Sam, say spring is around the corner. As residents of the South Street Seaport, we sure hope so — maybe warmer weather can help speed up construction on our streets. Musical evening… Our own Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra celebrates its Season 5 […]

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UPDATED WITH CORRECTION BY KAITLYN MEADE | Three months after Community Board 1 Chairperson Catherine McVay Hughes made a surprise announcement to close a few committees, some are still upset by the decision. Diane Stein, a public member of C.B. 1 who participated in the Housing Committee, said she felt that housing was being treated […]

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