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Monday, November 17, 2014


With only two days notice, it has been announced that the Howard Hughes Corporation will present its "mixed use project" to the Seaport Working Group THIS Wednesday, November 19th, 5pm.

As with all other SWG meetings, it is closed to the public.

As such, we are calling together an emergency meeting of Save Our Seaport to immediately follow. SOS will meet this Wednesday, November 19th, 7:30pm, at St. Margaret's House conference room (49 Fulton St).

This is where we need to come together. Please join us Wednesday to hear a report on the SWG Meeting and help decide our public reaction. We will attempt to have as many Seaport Working Group members on hand as we can, to discuss Howard Hughes Corp's presentation.

This is an "all-hands" call! We hope to see you THIS Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

NYC Master Planner Andrew H. Green

(SATURDAY 11/8 AT 12:00 NOON)

Please join us as we raise a toast of apple cider to Andrew H. Green, the unsung 19th century master planner, reformer, and preservationist who transformed New York into a world-class city. The ceremony will take place at the Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench in Central Park on Saturday, November 8 at 12:00 noon. As of this writing the weather forecast calls for a lovely autumn day.

Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione will preside over the festivities. Guest speakers will include New York City Councilmember Ben Kallos whose district contains the recently established Andrew H. Green Park, and Sami Naim, the Director of Strategy at the Municipal Art Society.

Prof. Kenneth T. Jackson, editor of The Encyclopedia of New York City, has called Green, "arguably the most important leader in Gotham's long history." During his fifty-year career, Green steered the creation of some of New York City's foremost parks, cultural institutions, and public works. He rescued the city from bankruptcy after the Tweed Ring scandals, and pioneered the historic preservation movement. Most importantly, he masterminded the 1898 consolidation of the five boroughs, a measure that expanded the city's size five-fold and earned him the nickname "the Father of Greater New York."

Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Free. No reservations required. Invite your friends!
Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench, inside Central Park at about 105 Street
For map and directions see:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Jonathan MahlerThe New York Times media
reporter and author of the critically
acclaimed Ladies and Gentlemen,
the Bronx is Burning, moderates this panel
exploring Bushwick’s 1970s nadir.
Photographer Meryl Meisler,
a tenant lawyer, an FDNY fire marshal, a
Community Board manager, and a displaced
resident will discuss their experiences on the
frontlines of urban neglect.

Part of a four-part thematic series on
Brooklyn and fire, presented with
Green-Wood Cemetery. 

Brooklyn’s On Fire: 
Bushwick is Burning
Monday, November 17, 6:30pm
$5 / Free for BHS Members