In design, the New Market is purely functional, but in its simplicity and vast interior space lies endless possibility for reimagining it for a new public purpose that honors its Seaport history. To insure that the site remains in the pubic domain, and does not become a pawn in private development bargaining for control and development of historic Seaport assets, reach out to your elected officials and make your voice heard.
Public access to Manhattan’s Brooklyn Bridge Beach on July 14, 2018 proved that public use is both feasible, and what the public wants.
(Photo and Article: Terese Loeb Kreuzer).
Downtown Post NYC, Vol. 5, No. 4, Feb. 25, 2018; Fate of New Market Building and its Seaport Site Pits Economic Development Corp. Against Community and Pols:
“As a glass-enclosed shopping mall and concert venue erected by The Howard Hughes Corporation nears completion on Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport, the fate of a neighboring 79-year-old building on South Street is causing anger, frustration and even anguish among people who care about the historic Seaport. “
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The NYC Economic Development Corp.’s latest maneuver to demolish the Fulton Fish Market NEW MARKET Building without proper public review triggers USACE Investigation request.