SOS Meeting Thursday February 26th

The next SOS meeting will be on Thursday, February 26th in the Library at St Margaret’s House, 49 Fulton Street, 6:30 PM. (Map)

We’ll be preparing testimony for the Landmarks Preservation Commission (no date yet!).

And we will also start to assemble our own vision of what we want the Seaport Historic District to be.

Please join us!

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Community Board 1 Seaport/Civic Center Committee Meeting

TONIGHT, February 17th, Capt. Jonathan Boulware, South Street Seaport Museum Interim President, will be speaking to Community Board 1’s Seaport/Civic Center Committee about the Museum’s presence on land, and on the water. Save Our Seaport encourages all concerned about the Museum’s future to hear what he has to say!

Howard Hughes Corporation will also be giving an update on two pieces of their development.

Community Board 1
Seaport/Civic Center Committee
Tues. 2/17 6:00 PM

Location: Southbridge Towers
90 Beekman Street, Community Room (Map)

1) Howard Hughes Corporation Update
a. Status of Pier 17 construction, including pier pilings
b. Fulton Market Building

2) South Street Seaport Museum: Presence on both land and water – Update by Captain Jonathan Boulware, Interim President

(Please note that there is a more extensive agenda for this meeting available on the Community Board 1 website.)

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Community Board 1 Meeting with Public Comment Rescheduled for Thursday

Last week’s Community Board 1 meeting, postponed for weather, has now been rescheduled for this Thursday.

COMMUNITY BOARD 1 MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5th
201 WARREN STREET, PS 89 (Map)
(second floor)

PUBLIC COMMENT 6pm to 7pm

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!

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COMMUNITY BOARD 1 MEETING, MONDAY, JANUARY 26 POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

From Community Board 1:

“Due to the forecast for a blizzard beginning this evening, we are postponing tonight’s Community Board 1 meeting. The meeting has been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, February 5. We will notify you as soon as the date and location are confirmed. Please hold this date.”

News and updates will be sent as we get them.

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Community Board 1 Meeting Monday with Public Comment

Sal PolisiFor 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)
(second floor)

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!

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Upcoming Save Our Seaport Events and News

Captain John Doswell

Save Our Seaport notes with great sadness the passing of Captain John Doswell, a shipmate, friend, leader and ally, respected and loved always, and now greatly missed.

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Something you can do today to help Save Our Seaport!

We CAN preserve the South Street Seaport Historic District. We can keep this irreplaceable corner of our City’s history from becoming another development like any other, in any other city. We can, but we all need to help. Do you have two friends, two neighbors, two co-workers that you talk to about the fight to Save Our Seaport? Or do you know people that might be interested in learning about it?

Talk with them, ask them if they would like to be kept up to date on this important battle and ask them if you can add them to our growing SOS e-mail list! They need only provide their name, zip code, and e-mail address.

Enter it here: http://eepurl.com/dJgD-/

Together, we will save New York’s South Street Seaport for generations to come.

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The next meeting of Save Our Seaport will be held Wednesday, January 14 at 6:30, conference rooms 2 & 3 at St. Margaret’s House, 49 Fulton Street. We will be planning our participation at the next full meeting of Community Board 1 as it considers resolutions dealing with applications by Howard Hughes Corporation for the Seaport.

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Community Board 1 will be meeting on January 26 to adopt resolutions dealing with Landmarks applications by Howard Hughes Corporation for the Seaport. Details to follow. We will be coming to testify!

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SUNY Professor and author James M. Lindgren will be discussing his book “Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District” this Tuesday, January 13, at 6:30 in the Southbridge Community Room, 90 Beekman Street. The discussion is open to the public.

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Start the New Year with SOS (almost)!

We will be meeting to distribute leaflets Friday evening, January 2 at 5:30, and Saturday January 3 at 4:00, both times in front of the market at 55 Fulton Street. Some of us may fan out from there. Dress warm! We will be reaching out to our neighbors with the news about Community Board 1’s Monday night meeting.

There’ll be a lot of conversation about what’s going on!  Please RSVP to saveourseaport@gmail.com and leave a cell phone number so we don’t lose you and so we know how many to expect! Call SOS (347-6-PIER16) if you lose us.

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