The South Street Seaport Museum needs your support today!
LMDC will hold a public forum starting at 4:30pm this afternoon to hear comments regarding potential projects to be supported with federal funds obtained through a settlement reached with Bovis Lendlease which made $50 million available for reallocation by LMDC. This includes the South Street Seaport Museum. Members of the public are invited to share their ideas and comments with LMDC at this public forum. Let’s show up to support the museum! If you can’t attend – please help spread the word!
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LMDC Seaport Museum – Water Street 9-2015 FINAL
The meeting is TODAY: Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 4:30 pm through 7:00 pm
The meeting will end promptly at 7:00 pm. If there are speakers present who have not been heard a second meeting may be held. Speakers must arrive and register to speak before 6:30 p.m.
Fiterman Hall/Borough of Manhattan Community College
245 Greenwich Street (Barclay Street – Side Entrance) 13th Floor New York, New York 10007
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On September 3, Save Our Seaport spokesperson Michael Kramer was interviewed on WBAI’s morning show to discuss the latest news on our fight to Save Our Seaport. You can download an audio file and listen to the interview here: WBAI Interview with Save Our Seaport
Here’s what the Landmarks Preservation Commission had to say about the new design of Pier 17 back in 2012. It’s an example of the kinds of things that concern the LPC. It also shows how the first design of Pier 17 has been changing: LPC Report 129003 8-22-12
Remember that each speaker will have three minutes and three minutes only. Testimony can also be submitted in writing.
The South Street Seaport Historic District is important to us all: neighbors, New Yorkers, visitors, and friends the world over.
Tuesday’s public hearing is open to all of us.
Please help spread the word!
The Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing agenda for Tuesday, August 4 now shows the Seaport application as Item 13, final item:
Approximate Time: 3:30 – End
It is recommended to be there by 2:30
(ID REQUIRED for entry, and security can take some time.)
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
Municipal Building, South Entrance
1 Centre Street
Look for Save Our Seaport on the 9th Floor around 2:30PM.
The LPC website has put up a link to the full 52-page HHC Seaport presentation for the LPC Public Hearing on 08/04:
Save Our Seaport met Wednesday evening for an orientation to the coming Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) public hearing on applications by the Howard Hughes Corporation for the South Street Seaport Historic District.
The first thing learned was that the hearing is now postponed to Tuesday, August 4. The hearing will be held in the Commission’s offices in the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 9th floor. The time has not yet been determined but we understand that it will be last on the agenda.
Here is the item from the LPC August 4 Calendar:
89 South Street – South Street Seaport Historic District 16-2016- Block 73, Lot 10, Zoned C-2-8 Community District 1, Manhattan
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS
A modern pier and retail structure approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2014. Application is to demolish the Link building, modify the facade and construct a rooftop pergola structure.
Stay tuned for updates!
The next SOS meeting will be on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
In the St. Margaret’s House Meeting Wing
49 Fulton Street at 6:30 PM
The meeting will focus on preparing for the coming Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing, as well as on the latest developments in the fight to Save Our Seaport.
Please join us and help spread the word!
On Tuesday, July 21st, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is now scheduled to hold its public hearing on applications by the Howard Hughes Corporation for the South Street Seaport Historic District.
The hearing will be held in the Commission’s offices in the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 9th floor.The time has not yet been determined.
The public is invited to comment. We understand at this time that each speaker will be allowed no more than three minutes.
To provide a resource for effective comment, Save Our Seaport will be posting summaries and documentation of the application itself, and of the work that many have put into preparing for this hearing.
The South Street Seaport belongs to all of us.
Let’s take this opportunity to be heard!