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Curbed reports yes. Tribeca Trib reports, maybe. South Street Seaport Museum interim president, Capt. Jonathan Boulware feels strongly about the museum staying on Schermerhorn Row and a need for more pier space for ships.

via South Street Seaport Museum


Curbed: The current head of the financially-sinking South Street Seaport Museum addressed Community Board 1’s Seaport/Civic Center Committee on last night to share good news: the beloved neighborhood institution won’t be getting the boot from Howard Hughes Corporation as the developer plows forward with its contentious plan to make over the Seaport.

via South Street Seaport Museum


Tribeca Trib: The developer has said it would commit more than $10 million to help sustain the museum, whose financial problems were compounded by a devastating blow from Hurricane Sandy. The plans include two potential locations for the museum––one in a new building at John and South Streets on Schermerhorn Row, and the other in a building, up-to-5,000-square-feet, next to the Peking on Pier 16.

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But what about our historic ships? Pier space has been whittled away over the years from 5 piers to just one, and the South Street Seaport Museum has 11 vessels in her fleet.

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Boulware said a feasibility study being conducted by WXY and AEA Consulting has suggested that the fleet will likely need to be downsized.

via South Street Seaport Museum

Community Board 1 will hold its second and last Landmarks Committee meeting about the Hughes Corp.’s plans at the the National Museum of the American Indian (the U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green) on January 5 at 6 p.m.

Read more from the Tribeca Trib and Curbed

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

Some balmy weather this week got me out and about shooting photos. In a few days it will officially be Winter, then ice and snow. McAllister and Reinauer were out in force Monday on the KVK, all in all a fairly busy afternoon.

Laurie Ann Reinauer and RTC 85. Photo by John Skelson

Jill Reinauer. Photo by John Skelson

Spud Barge pushed by the tiny Helen Parker. Photo by John Skelson

Eric McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

Tanker Ebony Bay assisted by Margaret Moran.

Catherine C Miller. Photo by John Skelson

Amy C McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

Dean Reinauer. Photo by John Skelson

RoRo Marina Ace and Elizabeth McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

Elizabeth McAllister assisting Marina Ace. Photo by John Skelson

Survey Boat Ronald P Jensen. Photo by John Skelson

Happy Holidays to all, until next week … John Skelson.

All photos by John Skelson, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee

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