Rally to Save the Fulton Fish Market
The New Amsterdam Market, and other friends of the iconic Fulton Fish Market, at the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan, will stage a rally on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, March 19 from 12 to 1 PM.
The group will call on New York City Council to vote down a plan by the Bloomberg administration's Economic Development Corporation and the Howard Hughes Corporation to demolish the city-owned market to build a luxury high-rise apartment complex.
The organizers ask that friends of the market -- both in its former incarnation as a fish market and its present incarnation as the New Amsterdam Market -- contact their local council member before Wednesday, March 20 and ask them to vote "no" on the Pier 17 ULURP. Instructions here.
On March 14, hundreds of New Yorkers overwhelmed the City Hall Council Chambers to support the New Amsterdam Market at the last public hearing on the future of the South Street Seaport.
Local City Council Member Margaret Chin, took mall developer Howard Hughes to task for posing as a small business advocate and community champion -- while planning to demolish the market.
At the March 14 hearing, the Council heard testimony revealing Howard Hughes' plans to replace the Fulton Fish Market with a luxury high rise development, the details of which have not been shared with the public.
Advocates of the market are urging the City Council to dismiss Howard Hughes' rezoning request, until it fully reveals its plans.
For more information, visit the New Amsterdam Market website.
Posted by Kip at 3/17/2013