South Street Seaport – New Market site

Will public rights be trampled for big-moneyed interests?
Out of public view, more than one real estate developer (Howard Hughes Corp. being the latest) has worked in concert with a city agency (the Economic Development Corp.) over the past few years to remove the New Market site – an integral component of the historic old Fulton Fish Market – from the public domain.

A battle is now underway pitting public rights over this valuable public area along the waterfront against a private developer’s attempt to gain control over the public space and remove it from the public reach.

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