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The remnants of a 19th-century shipwreck found by crews working on storm protection upgrades in Brick, N.J. in October are being studied by maritime archeologists looking to identify the mysterious wreck. []


 a Maritime archaeologists, hired by the state to investigate a mystery unearthed last month during a beach construction project, have begun trying to identify whether the pile of wood and corroded metal stored in front of an oceanfront home are remnants of a 19th-century shipwreck.

With at least two weeks of work ahead of them, archeologists won’t have answers anytime soon.

Maritime archaeologists from Dewberry Inc. of Parsippany examine remnants of a possible 19th-century shipwreck in Brick. The debris was unearthed during construction of a steel wall on the beach in Brick and Mantoloking. (MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for


“The only thing we know is that it’s the remains of a vessel that appear to date back to the 19th century,” said Kate Marcopul, supervising historic preservation specialist for the State Historic Preservation Office.

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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.

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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.

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by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee


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