South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport CB1 Preservation Committee Statement of the Historic Districts Council

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Community Board 1 Manhattan December 10, 2014   The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts, individual landmarks and structures meriting preservation.  We thank you for this opportunity to voice our opinions on the future of the South Street Seaport, one of the […]

E-bulletin- Save Our Seaport Rally!!- October 5th

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2013, Volume 10, Number 1 SAVE OUR SEAPORT! Rally Saturday October 5th, 2:00 PM Water and Fulton Street, at the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse Join HDC, Save Our Seaport and many others as we rally against the destruction of South Street Seaport. The South Street Seaport Historic District is […]

New Market Building is Place Matters building of the month!

Place Matters names the New Market Building as building of the month Dear Friends, The New Market Building, the original site of the Fulton Fish Market along the East River, lays empty today. Activist groups have worked over the last few decades to restore the market to its former importance as part of a revitalization of […]

E-BULLETIN-South Street Seaport Updates

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2013, Volume 10, Number 5 South Street Seaport Updates   Last month City Council voted to approve the rezoning of South Street Seaport requested by the Howard Hughes Corporation, with a few changes.  Those changes may sound good, but, as the Save Our Seaport Coalition shows, other than […]

E-BULLETIN- General Growth’s plan for Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport Historic District

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL March 2013, Volume 10, Number 2 Pier 17 – It’s not over yet! If it seems like the fight for Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport Historic District has been going on for years, well, that’s because it has.  From General Growth’s plan that dates back to 2007 […]

Holiday Book Party and Fundraiser: South Street Seaport

Thank you to everyone who attended our holiday party and fundraiser at Bowne & Co. Stationers on December 5, 2012. HDC had a wonderful time seeing everyone and we could not have held the event in a better space. The Bowne & Co. building is beautiful and we hope that you will continue to show […]

LPC Reacts Favorably to Proposal for New Pier 17 Building

  Although a formal vote was not taken, the Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed yesterday to permit the demolition of the 1985 Pier 17 Building and allow its replacement with a glassy new building by ShoP Architects. HDC opposed the proposal, stating that the building’s noted architect, Benjamin Thompson, made specific references to the South Street […]

The New Face of the South Street Seaport Historic District?

    A new proposal for Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport Historic District will be presented at a LPC Public Hearing on Tuesday the 17th. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s plan would take the basic footprint of the existing Pier 17 and add another 20,000 sq. ft. of floor area by extending further along […]

Archaeological Finds At New Amsterdam Market

A NINETEENTH CENTURY DINNER SETTING ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS AT NEW AMSTERDAM MARKET Sunday, November 13, 11am – 5pm New Amsterdam Market South Street between Beekman Street & Peck Slip The recent street reconstructions all around the East River Market District have resulted in some very exciting finds that will be placed on view at the market […]

Battery-Maritime Building Gets a Hotel Tiara?

From the New York Times November 25, 2007DispatchesDiscontent on a Tip of the Island at the Center of the WorldBy JAKE MOONEYON a cold morning last week, bundled-up tourists strolled south along the East River from the South Street Seaport, past the pier where they could buy helicopter rides and the ornate Battery Maritime Building, […]

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