Join us Tonight at 6 p.m: Special Landmarks Committee meeting of Community Board 1

Have you heard about the latest Special Landmarks Committee meeting of Community Board 1? It’s tonight at 6 pm!

We’ve heard that Howard Hughes Corporation is asking that the Board make a change to its resolution of February 5 regarding the new Pier 17.

The original resolution is here: Community Board 1 Resolution

Can’t wait to hear what it is that they want to change!

The meeting will be in the Southbridge Towers Community Room, 90 Beekman Street

Meanwhile, here’s some good news: The National Trust for Historic Preservation is bringing a nationwide focus to saving our Seaport!

More to come!

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Join us! A Special Landmarks Committee meeting of Community Board 1 is Tonight at 6 p.m.

Have you heard about the latest Special Landmarks Committee meeting of Community Board 1? It’s tonight at 6 pm!

We’ve heard that Howard Hughes Corporation is asking that the Board make a change to its resolution of February 5 regarding the new Pier 17.

The original resolution is here: COMMUNITY BOARD 1 resolution Feb 5 2015

Can’t wait to hear what it is that they want to change!

The meeting will be in the Southbridge Towers Community Room, 90 Beekman Street. 

Hope to see you there!

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation Names Seaport As One of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Sites in 2015

Save Our Seaport welcomes the naming of South Street Seaport by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic sites in 2015. We are encouraged to see this made an issue on a national level.

There has been an ongoing attempt by the designated developer to label the campaign to preserve the South Street Seaport as merely a “NIMBY” effort.

But Save Our Seaport maintains that this is about more than just anyone’s backyard – for centuries the South Street Seaport has been America’s front door. We are hopeful that this renewed focus of national interest will help to motivate the City of New York to secure a solid future for the South Street Seaport Historic District as it was originally intended, rather than as a branding opportunity for any developer. 

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Volunteers Needed to Help Raise Awareness of the “Night at the Museum” event at the Seaport

Sometimes the best way to Save Our Seaport is just hands-on volunteering! Right now, South Street Seaport Museum could use a few extra hands. Their Night at the Museum program is coming up on June 23. There are stacks of postcards announcing the event available in the Museum lobby.

Can we help get these cards into the neighborhood? Local businesses, residences, bulletin boards could all use them.  Stop by to pick them up in the Museum lobby at 12 Fulton Street, this Tuesday from 11 to 5. If you know where you’re bringing the cards from there, there’s a clipboard to let other people know what’s been covered. And why not stop by the Museum Tuesday night to see what it’s all about?

There are also some handsome new brochures the Museum would like to get into the brochure racks of the neighboring hotels. Take a handful if you can get that done.

Every bit helps. Thank you!

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An update from the Community Board 1 Landmarks Committee meeting, June 11, 2015

“We don’t have a plan to share today.”

-Christopher J. Curry, Senior Executive Vice President, Development, The Howard Hughes Corporation speaking to the Community Board 1 Landmarks Committee meeting, June 11, 2015

Mr. Curry’s appearance at Community Board 1 was followed by The New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Richard Cote on June 16. Mr. Cote, Senior Vice President of Asset Management, explained that the lack of adequate maintenance expenditure for the Tin and New Market Buildings was due to the absence of any tenants and the lack of any plan for the structures.

Asset management?

Well, no, actually it’s the NYC Department of Small Business Services that owns and operates the structures. Asset Management is just responsible for their maintenance.

That’s what we heard …..

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Another Opportunity to Get Some Answers

You’ve marked your calendar for June 16th, right? That’s the date the New York City Economic Development Corporation comes to a Community Board 1 committee meeting.

Here’s another date you might want to keep: On June 11th, the Howard Hughes Corporation will be at Community Board 1’s Landmarks Committee meeting.

That’s at 6:00 PM, also in the Southbridge Towers Community Room at 90 Beekman Street. HHC is scheduled to talk about the Fulton Market Building and Pier 17. We also hear HHC may be changing its proposals to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. (Still no hearing scheduled!)

Landmarks Committee of Community Board 1
Southbridge Towers Community Room
June 11, 6:00 PM

90 Beekman Street (Map)

CB1-June,-2015-Meetings-Poster

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Let’s Get Some Answers from the EDC on June 16th

Who’s the landlord of the South Street Seaport?  NYCEDC.

Who’s been pushing the handover of the Seaport to a private developer?  NYCEDC.

Who’s coming to a meeting of Community Board 1?  NYCEDC!

The New York City Economic Development Corporation will have representatives at the Seaport/Civic Center Committee meeting of Community Board 1, June 16, 6:00 PM, at the Southbridge Towers Community Room at 90 Beekman Street (Map). They’ll be there to talk about the Tin Building and the New Market Building.

Save Our Seaport will be there with a few questions we’ve been wanting to ask.

Have a few more questions of your own? Want to hear some answers? We do!  Join us, June 16.

Seaport/Civic Center Committee of Community Board 1
Southbridge Towers Community Room
June 16, 6:00 PM

90 Beekman Street (Map)

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