I think New Yorkers, especially those in Lower Manhattan, need to become more aware of the Howard Hughes Corporation’s plans for the South Street Seaport as recently described in the NY Times. Of serious concern is the razing of the old Fulton Fish Market building (see my photo below with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background) and the construction of a high-rise building in its place (see the illustration in the Times article). (Less is known about what will happen to the upland buildings west of FDR drive.) One option that the community should think about is using the Fulton Fish Market space to make a permanent public market facility for the New Amsterdam Market. Rumor has it that there will be a public hearing on this in January…Stay Tuned for more info.

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