Posts Tagged ‘Pier 17’

South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 Owners Discuss Fire and Future Plans

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By Paul Bisceglio After a small fire engulfed the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 in mid-July, a representative for the pier’s owner, the Howard Hughes Corp., was on hand at a recent community meeting to address safety concerns and future development plans for the site. Michael Piazzola, the senior general manager for Hughes Corp., told [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Celebrating NYC as a City of Water

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Text by Adel Manoukian Photos by Ian Douglas Key local and state officials and prominent waterfront activists got a splash as they celebrated the fifth annual City of Water Day Festival on Governors Island this past Saturday. The festival included a dockside press conference at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17, followed by a launch event [&hellip
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East River Ferries Hit 1 Million Riders, Revealing Locals Like to Frequent the Ferry Too

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More than 1 million people have ridden East River ferries since the service began just over a year ago, Mayor Bloomberg announced today. Bloomberg said this number far exceeds ridership projections, according to the Huffington Post. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rode the ferry from North Williamsburg to Lower Manhattan to celebrate the [&hellip
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South Street Seaport Fire Caused by Electrical Wiring Mishap

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A fire that broke out at the South Street Seaport on Saturday was caused by faulty electrical wiring, reports the Huffington Post.  The fire started under Pier 17 and grew to engulf about 100 square feet, but was tamed in under two hours. Pictures of the blaze show onlookers photographing and gawking at immense clouds [&hellip
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New Mall For Seaport

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Piers_15_16_17_NYC_1 Plans for redevelopment in the South Seaport Historic District moved forward this week. Last Tuesday, April 17, the Landmarks Preservation Commission met to hear proposals regarding the Howard Hughes Corporation’s design for a new shopping area on Pier 17. “No final decision was made at the hearing,” said Lisi de Bourbon, a spokesperson for the [&hellip
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