Update: Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Public Hearing Postponed to August 4, 2015

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!

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Join us on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 PM and Help Fight to Save Our Seaport

The next SOS meeting will be on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In the St. Margaret’s House Meeting Wingsos

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!

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Mark Your Calendar: The Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing Is Tuesday, July 21

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!

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“The South Street Seaport Deserves a Better Plan” ~ The New York Observer

“The Seaport was once, and should be again, the beating heart of New York’s harbor—home to vital civic, commercial and maritime activity. It’s time to take the helm for this irreplaceable resource away from the ‘professionals.’ ” In other words, it’s time for a sea change.”

Don’t miss today’s editorial in the New York Observer: The South Street Seaport Deserves a Better Plan and be sure to share!

Stay tuned for developments!

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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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