EMERGENCY MEETING TONIGHT!

With only two days notice, it was announced that the Howard Hughes Corporation will present its “mixed use project” to the Seaport Working Group TONIGHT, November 19th, 5pm.

As with all other SWG meetings, it is closed to the public.

As such, we are calling together an emergency meeting of Save Our Seaport to immediately follow. SOS will meet TONIGHT, November 19th, 7:30pm, at St. Margaret’s House conference room (49 Fulton St).

This is where we need to come together. Please join us tonight to hear a report on the SWG Meeting and help decide our public reaction. We will attempt to have as many Seaport Working Group members on hand as we can, to discuss Howard Hughes Corp’s presentation.

This is an “all-hands” call! We hope to see you TONIGHT!

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South Street Seaport Public Forum November 10th At 6pm

TONIGHT!!!

Please join us for the SOUTH STREET SEAPORT PUBLIC FORUM
NOVEMBER 10th AT 6 PM
at the Spruce Street School Auditorium
12 Spruce Street, New York City

Sponsored by:
SAVE OUR SEAPORT, CITY CLUB of NEW YORK, and the METROPOLITAN WATERFRONT ALLIANCE

Special Guests addressing the future of the Seaport:

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
New York State Senator Daniel Squadron
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
New York City Council Member Margaret Chin

The world premier screening of the film:
South Street Seaport: Voices for a New Future

Followed by a panel of distinguished experts:
“Best Chef, NYC” April Bloomfield
OLD FULTON FISH PUBLIC MARKET
Captain Jonathan Boulware, Interim Museum President
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM & WATERFRONT
Gary Fagin, co-founder Seaport Community Coalition/co-chair SeaportSpeaks
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT HISTORIC DISTRICT

This event is free and open to the public, however, SEATING IS LIMITED.
Please RSVP (http://tinyurl.com/SOSpublicforum) or call 1-347-6-PIER16.

[PLEASE NOTE:  IF THE RSVP SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO REGISTER DUE TO CAPACITY, PLEASE EMAIL US AT saveourseaport@gmail.com TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST, AND COME DOWN TONIGHT REGARDLESS!

Save Our Seaport’s goal is simple: to preserve and enhance the original founding concepts of the South Street Seaport Historic District as reflected by the South Street Seaport Museum, local merchants, landmarked architecture, streets, public markets, piers, and ships.

Click here or below to download and print our flyer.

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SOS at the Halloween Parade!

GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE

Join us in this year’s Greenwich Village Halloween Parade!

Save Our Seaport will have its own contingent in the Parade. We’ll be letting the whole city know where the treasure can be found… South Street Seaport Historic District!

And we’ll be telling a pirate’s tale… of how it could be lost, or saved!

Join the crew as we spread the word… stop the handover of the Seaport to private development!

Meet up: October 31st, 6:00pm, Albert Capsuoto Park (triangle south of Canal Street bordered by Varick & Laight Streets).

Since its Halloween, we’ll be the ones dressed as pirates…

SOS Halloween

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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT PUBLIC FORUM

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT PUBLIC FORUM

SAVE OUR SEAPORT, CITY CLUB of NEW YORK, and the METROPOLITAN WATERFRONT ALLIANCE are co-sponsoring a South Street Seaport Public Forum on November 10th at 6pm at The Spruce Street School auditorium (12 Spruce St., NYC).

— Hear the latest news from our Elected Officials:
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Councilmember Margaret Chin

— More speakers:
Gary Fagin – Seaport Community Coalition
Jonathan Boulware – South Street Seaport Museum/Waterfront
Steven Jacobs – A Survey of Public Markets

— Get updates about the South Street Seaport Museum, the Waterfront, our Historic South Street Seaport District and bringing back a Public Market.

— Ask questions of our panelists and give us your input about next steps for the Seaport.

— Additional speakers to be announced.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/SOSpublicforum

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South Street Seaport Public Forum Scheduled / Our Next Meeting

OUR NEXT MEETING

SOS-Meeting-flyer-20141016Save Our Seaport’s next public meeting will be this Thursday, October 16th, 6:30pm, in the library at St. Margaret’s.

This will be a short get-together to help coordinate outreach for the November 10 Public Forum and the SOS March in the Halloween Parade.

Our immediate focus will be talking with our neighbors at the Taste Of The Seaport event, which takes place on October 18th.

Thursday October 16th
6:30pm
The Library at
St. Margaret’s

49 Fulton St. (Map)

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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT PUBLIC FORUM

SAVE OUR SEAPORT, the CITY CLUB of NEW YORK, and the METROPOLITAN WATERFRONT ALLIANCE are co-sponsoring a South Street Seaport Public Forum on November 10th at 6pm at The Spruce Street School auditorium (12 Spruce St., NYC).

— Hear the latest news from our Elected Officials:
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Councilmember Margaret Chin

— Get updates about the South Street Seaport Museum, the Waterfront, our Historic South Street Seaport District and bringing back a Public Market.

— Ask questions of our panelists and give us your input about next steps for the Seaport.

— Additional speakers to be announced.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/SOSpublicforum

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Letter to the Editor of the New York Times

SOS submitted the following to the New York Times, in response to an October 3rd Letter to the Editor.

To the Editor:

In a New York Times Letter to the Editor on October 3rd (http://nyti.ms/Z3rqIO), Margaret Newman of the Municipal Art Society of New York stated “What we need in New York isn’t landmarking run amok, but a city zoning and review process that requires developers and city agencies to be transparent about projects that cast shadows on public parks, promise amorphous public benefits or involve behind-the-scenes air rights stockpiles.”

Interesting point. We’d say it’s DEVELOPERS running amok. Why? Because they can. There seems to be a lack of public policy, planning, zoning, and transparency. Even when it comes to the procedures in place, the city seems determined to ignore them, and unwilling to enforce them. Three cheers for the preservationists and environmentalists who are protecting our precious history, architecture, waterfronts, and are doing what we can to prevent Manhattan Island and surrounding waterways from becoming a continuous dark canyon of looming towers.

Save Our Seaport
saveourseaport.org
(347) 6-PIER16

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TWO Block Parties This Coming Weekend, followed by an SOS Meeting

Saturday the 27th will be a big day for us downtown.

We’re spreading the word about what’s happening at the Seaport, and about our fight to protect this remaining corner of our City’s maritime history from reckless development.

That day, Battery Park City will be having a block party. Save Our Seaport will be sharing a table with our friends from the historic vessels Lilac and Pegasus. Can you join us for an hour? We’ll be there from 11 to 4. It’s a block party, so while we are meeting our neighbors we’ll be having some fun, demonstrating some mariner’s skills, and handing out some salt water taffy as well!

At the other end of Fulton Street, The Old Seaport Alliance will host a block party at the Seaport!

Can you give an hour to help our effort there? We will schedule that as you let us know your availability… it’s a ten hour event, noon to ten pm, so we’ll have a choice of times!

Please respond via SOS e-mail. See you Saturday!

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SAVE OUR SEAPORT MEETING

Our next Save Our Seaport Meeting is Tuesday, September 30th, 6:30pm at St. Margaret’s Conference Room 3. St. Margaret’s is located at 49 Fulton St. (Map)

Please join us!

Click to download this flyer to distribute to your friends and neighbors.

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