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  • 80-south

    Earlier rendering of 80 South Street and Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb

    UPDATED, 2:08 p.m., March 26: The Howard Hughes Corporation has entered contract for land just south of its planned 50-story tower at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. The 8,128-square-foot parcel at 80 South Street has already received the go-ahead from the City Planning Commission to be transformed into a 300,000-square-foot mixed-use tower.

    Queens-based Cord Meyer Development has opted to sell the proposal and site itself to Howard Hughes. Morali Architects was behind the design of the tower, which would hold a residential component, a hotel and a community space. [more]

  • south-st-seaport-rendering

    South Street Seaport rendering

    Neighbors of the South Street Seaport voiced opposition at a Community Board 1 meeting Tuesday over the Howard Hughes Corporation’s 50-story condominium-and-hotel tower project set to rise next to Pier 17. A task force, formed as a compromise among residents and local leaders, is currently in talks with Howard Hughes Corporation and city officials over the project.

    “I think CB1 is clearly on board, as in to say our Seaport group, (that) we do not want the tower,” Community Board member Paul Hovitz, who is not on the task force, told Curbed. “That tower would be a stake in the heart of the Seaport. And I’m trusting that that is not going to be bargained off for some fugazy affordable housing.” [more]

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  • Rendering of the South Street Seaport

    Rendering of the South Street Seaport

    The added scrutiny Howard Hughes Corporation is undertaking at its proposed South Street Seaport project could mean an added layer of discussion for other projects aiming to sprout around the city under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. The planned 50-story tower’s review process could prompt others to create working groups to further vet projects before they reach ULURP. [more]

  • A rendering of the South Street Seaport redevelopment

    A rendering of the South Street Seaport redevelopment

    The city has put on hold Howard Hughes Corporation’s plan for a 50-story hotel and apartment tower at the South Street Seaport. [more]

  • A rendering of 92 Fulton Street (Mavrix Group's Facebook page)

    A rendering of 92 Fulton Street (Credit: ODA via Mavrix Group’s Facebook page)

    The Mavrix Group is looking to scale up its plans for a 51-story condominium project at 92 Fulton Street. The developers were planning to erect a 96-unit, 114,000-square-foot building at the site, located between Gold and William streets near the South Street Seaport, but are now considering adding additional parcels to the development site. [more]

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  • south-st-seaport-rendering

    Rendering of the South Street Seaport tower (Credit: SHoP Architects)

    Howard Hughes Corporation is hoping that the inclusion of subsidized housing will help soften the city and residents’ resistance to its planned 50-story hotel and apartment tower at the South Street Seaport. But affordable housing on its own would likely do little do sway them, locals said. The community board and local advocacy groups object to the planned tower’s size. [more]

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  • A rendering of the IPic theater and Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb (inset)

    A rendering of the IPic theater (Inset: Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb)

    A luxury theater chain that wines and dines patrons is coming to Howard Hughes Corporation’s South Street Seaport redevelopment. IPic, where movie-goers can expect to pay up to $28 for extreme pampering, will take 40,000 square feet at an upcoming complex at 11 Fulton Street. [more]

  • 161-front

    From left: 161 Front Street and South Street Seaport renderings

    A 31-story Fairfield Inn hotel is on pace to open next year at 161 Front Street near the South Street Seaport.

    Peter Poon Architects is behind the 230-foot-tall property, according to recent filings with the Department of Buildings, and it’s separate from SHoP Architects’ design for a 50-story hotel-condominium tower and boat marina in the area. [more]

  • South Street Seaport seeks grocery store

    December 02, 2013 11:08AM

    Rendering of South Street Seaport

    The Howard Hughes Corporation is targeting a food market to occupy a nearly 40,000-square-foot space at their South Street Seaport redevelopment project.

    The developer is in talks with celebrity chefs to curate the offerings, which will focus on specialty foods, in the vein of Mario Batali’s Italian marketplace Eataly, in the Flatiron District. Residents have slammed the Seaport plans to replace the abandoned Fulton Fish Market warehouses with a 50-story condo-hotel tower, arguing it will not fit in with the area’s traditionally low-rise buildings. The city has yet to approve the hotel, which is slated to hold 130,000 square feet of retail. [more]

  • Rendering of the South Street Seaport tower

    Rendering of the South Street Seaport tower (Credit: SHoP Architects)

    Howard Hughes Corporation pitched its plan to redevelop the South Street Seaport waterfront with a 50-story tower, only to face hisses and jeers from Lower Manhattan residents. [more]

  • Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb and a rendering of the South Street Seaport tower (Credit: SHoP Architects)

    Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb and a rendering of the South Street Seaport tower (Credit: SHoP Architects)

    Howard Hughes Corporation’s plans for the South Street Seaport redevelopment include a 50-story hotel and apartment tower. The developer, which controls the seaport through a lease with the city, said the building would be the catalyst for the rehabilitation of the pier and neighboring buildings. [more]

  • South Street Seaport market closes

    September 19, 2013 11:45AM

    Fulton Stall Market

    Amid slumping sales, the Fulton Stall Market has left South Street Seaport, but the open-air bazaar hopes to reopen elsewhere in the area.

    The food market’s manager, Amy Weeks, said she is in talks with Seaport developer Howard Hughes Corporation to relaunch at another location nearby for the long run. Fulton Stall Market, located along South Street every Sunday, took a summer break in August with plans to return in the fall. But it suffered from competition with hipper, “curated” vendors at nearby SmorgasBar and struggled to maintain sales after five years in the spot, opting to shutter last month. [more]

  • From left: An interior shot of the current mall, Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb and a rendering of the new Pier 17

    From left: An interior shot of the current mall, Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb and a rendering of the new Pier 17

    South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 mall will close today to make room for a long-planned renovation of the pier. The multi-million-dollar overhaul project – being developed by Howard Hughes Corp. and set to kick off construction in October — will raze the current 28-year-old structure and build a glass structure filled with high-end stores and restaurants in its place. “There’s no place for the mom-and-pop store in the new mall,” a shop owner who declined to be named told DNAinfo. “But I don’t know if there’s room anywhere in city for that anymore.” [more]

  • seaport-city

    Seaport City rendering

    FiDi community leaders will get a heads up from the city next week on where it is in the process of getting a feasibility study done on the Seaport City project.

    Officials with the Economic Development Corp. are meeting with the community board Monday to review the request for proposals from prospective consultants on the study. The public session is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. at University Settlement, at 184 Eldridge Street. [more]

  • The South Street Seaport

    Updated, 4:55 p.m., Apr. 1: The Howard Hughes Corporation may build a hotel, retail space and market-rate residential apartments at the South Street Seaport, a letter of intent seen by Downtown Express reveals, ending months of speculation about the developer’s plans for the megaproject.  [more]

  • City approves Pier 17 development

    February 06, 2013 02:00PM

    From left: Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb and a rendering of Pier 17

    The City Planning Commission unanimously approved development plans for South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 project, though it insisted that the controversial rooftop signage be removed, Curbed reported. The proposed signage had irked neighborhood residents and had been described by City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden as a “blight” on the area. The commission also requested the developer, the Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corporation, to add moorings for Maritime use. … [more]

  • Sizing up South Street Seaport

    January 29, 2013 10:00AM

    From left: Julia Bryzgalina, Susie Park, Jackie Chan-Brown, Sharon McGrail, Marc Palermo and David Wanamaker

    From the January issue: The South Street Seaport had to forgo its usual stream of shopping bag–toting tourists this holiday season as it continued to recover from the devastation it suffered during Hurricane Sandy. Indeed, while the Pier 17 mall, which juts out onto the East River, has reopened, some of the businesses (along with a bunch of others in the neighborhood) remain shuttered. “For the first time, I think the South Street Seaport may really sink,” Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of Douglas Elliman’s retail group, told the Wall Street Journal in late November. This month, The Real Deal checked in with residential brokers who work in the burgeoning area — which has seen a burst of new residential development since the Fulton Street Fish Market relocated to the Bronx in 2005 — to see how sales and rentals are holding up. [more]

  • Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb and a rendering of Pier 17

    Businesses at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 have been ordered to vacate the premises in anticipation of a major redevelopment project to begin in July, DNAinfo reported. The Dallas, Texas-based Howard Hughes Corporation owns the pier and is slated to begin construction on an all-glass two-story structure with approximately 120,000 square feet of high-end retail space. Retail in the neighborhood — which has seen steadily rising prices and several new residential project — was brought to a dramatic halt by Hurricane Sandy … [more]

  • Howard Hughes’ David Weinreb and Bridgewaters

    Bridgewaters, a high-end catering hall at South Street Seaport, has filed a breach of contract suit against the property’s landlord, a subsidiary of the Howard Hughes Corporation. The suit alleges that the popular venue has been blocked from reopening after Hurricane Sandy, and that its landlord is now threatening to evict the tenant from the property.  [more]

  • A rendering of a remodeled Pier 17

    Lower Manhattan tourist hot-spots like the South Street Seaport and the Statue of Liberty remain closed following Hurricane Sandy, hurting tourism and local businesses, Crain’s reported. Retailers, restaurants and other Lower Manhattan businesses that count on the constant flow of hundreds of thousands of tourists will likely continue to suffer as sightseers favor parts of the city with less storm damage.

    “We are starting to get questions now about whether downtown is open,” Travis Noyes, senior vice president of New York Water Taxi, a commuter-service operator that also offers harbor tours to visitors, said. [more]


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