Big changes in store for South Street...

Big changes in store for South Street Seaport? -

There are 6 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 13, 2007, titled Big changes in store for South Street Seaport? -. In it, Newsday reports that:

South Street Seaport, for decades dismissed as "just for tourists," has re-emerged in the forefront of New Yorkers' minds as architects, preservationists and residents wrestle over the waterfront of the future.

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michael p

Piscataway, NJ

#1 Nov 13, 2007
Yeah dont turn it into some place like fisherman's wharf in san francisco. It is bad enough that times sq is now filled with all chain joints. We do not need another hard rock or bubba gumps.
michellefromquee ns

New York, NY

#2 Nov 13, 2007
I wonder if the seaport, in the early nineteenth century, was a location for importing enslaved Africans. Then, before the importation of immigrants from Europe served as an employmenthub for free blacks-shipbuilding, dock workers, caterers, etc. Pity I never got to see the Slavery in New York exhibition at the New York Historical Society.
mac

Overland Park, KS

#3 Nov 13, 2007
you know, my grandmother is right, this country will never have "wonders of the ancient world." they all get torn down to put up Starbucks Store #984519375903. What a waste of history.
oh really

Denver, CO

#4 Nov 13, 2007
michellefromqueens wrote:
I wonder if the seaport, in the early nineteenth century, was a location for importing enslaved Africans. Then, before the importation of immigrants from Europe served as an employmenthub for free blacks-shipbuilding, dock workers, caterers, etc. Pity I never got to see the Slavery in New York exhibition at the New York Historical Society.
just wait, history has a habit of repeating itself...
tim in manhattan

New York, NY

#5 Nov 14, 2007
I'd love to know who in city government works for destroying historic New York and replacing it with these ugly towers. Every 19th century building that is razed robs this city of the very thing visitors yearn to see and what gives New York it's haunting appeal. Paris would never allow such development with the walls, and in Italy they have been tearing down modern developments that spoil it's ancient appeal.
Also, who is the fool who thinks that we can add thousands of verticle units in areas where sidewalks are only a few feet wide and subway stations haven't enough platform space to accomodate the crowds?
Dave

New York, NY

#6 Dec 11, 2007
They just completed quickly demolishing pier 13 and 14 between the NY Waterway Ferry landing (pier 11) and the Seaport (pier 17). Anyone know what is going on there?

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