How to say so long to a true and loyal friend of South Street Seaport who helped to save this special area as a gift for all of us – we wish you smooth sailing with the wind at your back on your next journey. To Mr. Stanford’s wife Norma and family, our sincere condolences.
MIXED USE PROJECT – not today!
Christopher Curry, Sr. EVP of Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC) at Manh. CB1 meeting, Jan. 19, 2016:
“Let me state this very clearly. That is not the project we’re proposing TODAY. That is not the project.” [emphasis added]
And for once we have to agree – HHC was not going to propose (and certainly not expose) the “Mixed Use Project”.
FOSSS obtained secretly submitted documents filed by joint “Project Applicants” NYC Economic Development Corp. (EDC) and Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC) for a “Mixed Use Project”.
When confronted with the FOIL evidence, HHC representative Chris Curry and HHC counsel Paul Selver denied that there were Mixed Use plans at this time. Mr. Curry: “…at this point, that is not the plan”.
In the face of over 400 pages of filings, no one in the know was buying it.
In a letter dated Jan. 14, 2016 to NYC Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, the Friends of South Street Seaport (FOSSS) called on City Hall to disregard “confidential” draft environmental impact documents submitted to the City Planning Commission (CPC) by the developer Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) obtained by FOSSS under a FOIL request, and conduct a transparent public environmental review.