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Statement on Addition of South Street Seaport to National List of Endangered Historic Places

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on the addition of the South Street Seaport to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” list:

“The National Trust’s designation only confirms what we in Manhattan already know: the Seaport area is at risk — and very much worth preserving.

“In many ways, the Seaport is where New York City’s economic development began, and we should be able to show future generations how that happened while enhancing the neighborhood for current New Yorkers.

“To dominate the area with a tower is the wrong choice, and I’m glad that the Howard Hughes Corporation is drafting a new proposal.”

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