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vOluMe 26, NuMber 13 NOveMber 20-deCeMber 3, 2013 reMeMberiNg lOu reed P. 9-10 angry reaction to seaPort tower & marina Plan BY J O Sh rO ge r S W it h t e re Se l O e b K r e u Z e r oward Hughes Corp. unveiled its plans Tuesday night to build a 50-story hotel and residential tower with a marina at the Seaport. As expected, the plan got a chilly reception at Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee, which had long feared the corporation was planning a large development at the two building sites in question. Both buildings, the Tin and New Market, were part of the old Fulton Fish Market, but only the Tin is in the city’s historic district. The New Market site has long been viewed by the city, Hughes and its predecessors as a prime development site, and it appears the Hughes Corp. would not need city landmarks approval for the tower portion of its plan. A few hundred people packed the room Nov. 19, many with signs saying “Save Our Seaport,” others shouting angry questions at the development team. At the end of the evening, C.B. 1’s John Fratta said, “at this point we are opposed to any kind of tower on the New Market site.” The Board 1 committee passed a resolution to that effect but it will be at least several months before the proposal becomes a formal presentation by which the community h Continued on page 24 Downtown Express photo by Sam Spokony ‘tiS the SeASON... Skaters celebrated the Rink at Brookfield Place, which opened behind the Winter Garden this week in Battery Park City. It’ll be open every day from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. through mid-March. Downtowners will also have a crosstown option this season, as a Seaport rink is slated to open Nov. 29 near Fulton and Water Sts. Murder brings tenant fears to the surface A BY SAM SPOKON Y t Smith Houses, statistics can be deceiving. The New York City Housing Authority development, which includes 12 buildings and houses over 4,000 residents, seems like a pretty quiet place to most passersby. Its Chinatown/Lower East Side location — bounded by St. James Pl., Madison St., Catherine St. and South St. — is just steps away from 1 Police Plaza, the headquarters of the N.Y.P.D. And according to figures put out by the N.Y.P.D., it might seem that relatively little New clients’ p ets rece their first exa ive m for New Vet Continued on page 19 FREE ! for your pet 212-390-VETS (8387) • • 241 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 5 15 CANAL ST RE ET • N YC 10 013 • C OPYRIG HT © 2013 N YC COMMU N ITY MED IA , LLC

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