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Borough President Brewer, Council Member Chin Respond to Seaport Developer Plan ‘Significantly Revise’ Seaport Tower Development

NEW YORK — Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and City Council Member Margaret Chin (D-1) responded today to a letter from David R. Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) addressed to Mayor Bill de Blasio on their effort to build a mixed use tower on the site of the Fulton Fish Market’s New Market Building adjacent to Pier 17, the South Street Seaport commercial development they are already renovating under a long term lease with the City’s Economic Development Corporation.

In a joint statement, Brewer and Chin said:

“HHC’s statement that they are ‘working on a significantly revised plan to address the height issue’ is welcome news. We look forward to seeing how well their revised proposal meets the Seaport Working Group guidelines and preserves and enhances the vibrancy and historical significance that the Seaport deserves. The entire area can fairly be described as where New York City began; it’s up to us to make sure future generations can see how.” Read more…

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