The Real Deal New York

Who is Howard Hughes?

Some say firm doesn’t have NY clout to pull off South Street Seaport project. Not so, says CEO
By Mark Maurer | February 09, 2015 10:40AM

From the February issue:  In 1938, after flying around the world in a record three days, legendary tycoon Howard Hughes Jr. was greeted with a ticker tape parade in Lower Manhattan to mark the triumph. Three-quarters of a century later, David Weinreb — CEO of the eponymous Howard Hughes Corp. — is not getting the same adoring reception. The company has already won approval to revamp the famed South Street Seaport, but its development plans for some of the surrounding sites have generated intense community controversy. [more]