For more than 30 years, Sal Polisi was amongst the finest of the Seaport Museum volunteers. He was a craftsman, a public-relations master, an educator, and a friend. Sal’s legacy endures as one of the finest examples of what the Museum and the District were once, and could be again.
Salvatore Polisi (1935 – 2015) Rest in Peace.
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COMMUNITY BOARD 1 MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 26
201 WARREN STREET, PS 89 (Map)
PUBLIC COMMENT 6pm to 7pm
Please be alert for cancellation due to weather
This meeting will finalize resolutions regarding the applications of the Howard Hughes Corporation to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for the South Street Seaport Historic District.
There are large and significant issues at the Seaport, and we need to speak up about why the Seaport matters. The coming hearing will none the less come to conclusions on very defined points. We must address those points if we are to affect the outcome, even as we put them in the larger context of our City and its history. At this time, Save Our Seaport is emphasizing the following:
—Tin Building: relocation and one-story addition: SOS opposes the moving of the building, opposes an added story.
— Pier 17 canopy and mechanical screen: SOS opposes roof canopy, mechanical screen. Developer is essentially adding a story and a roof for a concert/event facility, an additional story not in its original proposal.
— Demolition of the Link Building: SOS opposes in one respect: Developer included the building as vital in its original application in order to secure large scale development status for this project. Having gotten it, developer now wishes to demolish the building. This is a gross distortion of the process legally mandated for development in New York City.
— LC/CB1 and South Street Seaport Museum (SSSM) are adamant that the Museum must remain in Schermerhorn Row. SOS agrees. Together, we are opposed to any attempt to oust the Museum. Landmarks status for Schermerhorn Row interior should be sought.
— LC/CB1 will once again request that the City landmarks boundary be made contiguous with the State and Federal boundaries, to include the New Market Building. SOS is in favor of this extension.
Please come down and speak your mind!