by Robert LaValva
OUR TIME HAS COME TO RECLAIM OLD FULTON FISH MARKET FOR THE PUBLIC
On Tuesday November 19 at 6pm, Manhattan Community Board 1 will hear a presentation by the Howard Hughes Corporation regarding their proposal to demolish the Fulton Fish Market New Market Building and replace it with a tower of considerable height.
If this proposal is approved, Lower Manhattan, the city, and the nation will lose a unique and priceless PUBLIC ASSET and all its vast potential for economic and cultural development.
Furthermore, this tower will forever mar one of the world's most iconic views of the New York harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge and set a terrible precedent for allowing high-rise construction directly over our living waterways.
WE URGE ALL SUPPORTERS TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT MEETING. BY SHOWING OUR STRENGTH AND UNITY WE WILL STOP THIS BAD IDEA FROM GAINING ANY FURTHER GROUND AND RESTORE PUBLIC PURPOSE TO THE SEAPORT.
New Yorkers are rapidly losing appetite for the giveaway of valuable public assets, and the incoming city government is taking note. If the new Mayor, Borough President, and other elected officials see effective opposition mounting from the very start we can finally put an end to a project that should never even have been proposed, and focus on the important task of building New Amsterdam Market and reviving the Market District.
The Community Board meeting will be held at the Southbridge Towers community room, directions are here.
Please let us know if you can make it, and please bring friends, staff, family members, and anyone else who cares about New Amsterdam Market and our mission.
More info and directions: newamsterdammarket.com/cb1meet.html
Robert LaValva, president and founder of the New Amsterdam Market.