Save Our Seaport met last week to plan our follow up to the elections and to the significant resolution passed by Community Board 1.
New outreach efforts in many directions are giving us a new perspective and a growing constituency. And can it be? More of our elected officials are taking up our concerns:
In October, SOS organized a rally with our new Borough President Gale Brewer as one of many highly-regarded speakers. We had worked hard to get Manhattan Community Board 1 to adopt a resolution calling Howard Hughes Corporation, and the City’s Economic Development Corporation, to account.
Someone is hearing us! Several of our elected officials have signed this letter to the NYC Economic Development Corporation insisting that they engage in a “collaborative” and an “inclusionary” planning process relating to the Howard Hughes Corporation.
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Here is some news from the New Amsterdam Market:
PARTY TO SUPPORT “SIMPLY SEAFOOD”
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9, 6PM INSIDE PIER 17 PAVILION
As you may know, the many small business tenants of the Pier 17 Pavilion have been evicted to make way for its demolition and conversion to a big-box shopping mall. Yet one stalwart tenant remains: Simply Seafood, owned and operated by the Demane family, former wholesalers at the Old Fulton Fish Market. As you can read here, the Demanes believe their lease is still valid and they want to continue doing business at the Seaport, as they have for so many generations.
HOW TO HELP: We are spearheading a “Support Simply Seafood” gathering next Saturday November 9 at 6:00pm. If you are interested in attending please write us: email@example.com and we will get back to you with more information.
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And last but not least, we have a date for our next SOS Meeting!
Please join us on Thursday November 14th, 6:30pm at St. Margaret’s House, 49 Fulton St. (Map)
See you there!