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HHC/SHOP rendering via Tribeca Citizen

 

Howard Hughes Corp. has revealed the revised plans for the controversial Seaport Tower they have planned for site of the old Fulton Fish Market, The New Market building in South Street Seaport’s historic district, as reported by Downtown Express.

Photo via Curbed

 

City Officials expressed disappointment in the “new” plan, saying HHC had not considered the guidelines put forward by the Seaport Working Group, an organization of local politicians and community leaders.

The plan now includes “affordable housing” which proposes building/renovating 65 low-income units on historic Schermerhorn Row, the iconic cobbled street where the South Street Seaport Museum is located.

Schermerhorn Row. Photo via wikipedia

 

Downtown Express: The long-awaited revisions to the firm’s Seaport development plan still includes a tower, and now meets another administration goal: affordable housing.

The tower was originally 650 feet and it has been reduced to 494. The Seaport Working Group, made of local politicians and community leaders, had been waiting since June, for the firm’s revisions after it released its guidelines and principles, calling for an alternative to the tower.

Schematic of the project areas, including the current tower site, the New Market Building, and the Tin Building. Image courtesy of the Howard Hughes Corp. via Downtown Express

 

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilmember Margaret Chin, two of the group’s leaders, both blasted the new plan in prepared statements released Wednesday night, minutes after Hughes presented the plan at a private meeting of the group.

Read more from Downtown Express here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

Photo via PierA.com

Pier A Harbor House has opened after an impressive restoration and renovation of the historic pier. The Tribeca Citizen got a peek inside and WOW!

Photo via Tribeca Citizen

Photo via Tribeca Citizen

Photo via Tribeca Citizen

 

Casual dining with no reservations on the first floor is now open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. The second floor (formal dining) and third floor (event spaces) will open later in the year and in 2015. Check out more photos from The Tribeca Citizen here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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