Going Coastal

Posts Tagged ‘South Street Seaport’

Area Mall Owner's Crisis Signals Wave of Distress

In Dive In, Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on April 22, 2009 at 1:21 am

General Growth Properties, the giant shopping mall company whose holdings stretch from Tysons Corner to the planned community of Columbia and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, yesterday sought protection in bankruptcy court, citing debts of more than $27 billion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sand beach to the Seaport

In Get Wet, Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on March 13, 2009 at 2:32 am

Lower Manhattan residents who don’t want to go to Governors Island to go to the beach this summer will now have an option even closer to home: South Street Seaport. Read the rest of this entry »

General Growth Said to Get Mall Bids of $400 Million

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on March 9, 2009 at 2:22 am

General Growth Properties Inc., the mall owner at risk of bankruptcy, received offers of almost $400 million for properties including Boston’s Faneuil Hall and New York’s South Street Seaport, according to a person familiar with the matter. Read the rest of this entry »

Cordish may buy General Growth

In Manhattan on March 2, 2009 at 1:35 am

Baltimore developer David Cordish, the surprise front-runner in Maryland’s recent slot-machine bidding, is also the logical favorite to buy Harborplace Read the rest of this entry »

Program to Explore Origins of American Commerce, Culture, and Values at South Street Seaport Museum

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on January 14, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Exploring the beginnings of New York as a pluralistic seaport and crossroads of goods and cultures that continues to shape American character and identity, the South Street Seaport Museum will present New Amsterdam: The Island at the Center of the World in Fall 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Emily's Bridge

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on January 12, 2009 at 3:18 am

SHORTLY after graduating from Hunter College in 1978, the photographer Barbara Mensch moved from SoHo to the top floor of a walk-up on Water Street near the South Street Seaport. The charming but decrepit 19th-century brick building was shared by several artists, who sought the low rents and the seaport’s industrial grittiness. Ms. Mensch and her neighbors now own the building, which they have renovated. Read the rest of this entry »

General Growth to sell South Street Market

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on December 19, 2008 at 3:42 am

Portfolio includes Harbor Place & The Gallery in Baltimore, South Street Seaport in New York City and Faneuil Hall in Boston Read the rest of this entry »

"Up in the Old Hotel," by Joseph Mitchell (Vintage, $16.95)

In Dive In, Notable Nautical on December 1, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Joseph Mitchell, along with A.J. Liebling and one or two others, was a New Journalist 25 years before New Journalism was “invented” in the 1960s by sassy writers such as Tom Wolfe. So now, I suppose, it’s Old Journalism. Read the rest of this entry »

Landmarks Commission slams Seaport project

In Manhattan on November 21, 2008 at 9:16 pm

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission had harsh words Tuesday for General Growth Properties, the developer hoping to revamp the South St. Seaport. Read the rest of this entry »

Swinging with the young ones, fixing an old ship

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on November 18, 2008 at 12:03 am

On a pleasant morning last month, the weekend volunteers at the South Street Seaport were waiting for help to arrive. Read the rest of this entry »