Corporate Welfare – alive and well in NYC’s Historic South Street Seaport ? In a deceptively worded promise of a $50 million contribution to save the South Street Seaport Museum – an amount that was never going to come out of the Howard Hughes Corp.(HHC)’s corporate pockets, and in a craftily worded offer of including […]
Seen circling the Historic South Street Seaport – and on May 4, 2021, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) let them out.
As we fight to save the Historic South Street Seaport District from an outlandish and arrogant proposal by the Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC), we go directly to the source for advice. And we can’t help but notice, some past voices are noticeable absent in this current battle. Oct 2008: Margaret Chin, at a CB1 meeting […]
HHC is now in full public relations mode to overcome Seaport advocates’ unwillingness to accept HHC’s false premise that the only way to save one public asset is to sacrifice another: HHC’s offer of Seaport Museum funding, for a carve-out to HHC of almost 10% the historic district for a tower that doesn’t belong there, and would set a bad precedent for not only the Seaport but other protected areas.
HHC’s internal document reveals intent to use the Seaport Museum as “political cover” and sell 250Water.