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Preserving South Street Seaport : the dream and reality of a New York urban renewal district

Author: James Michael Lindgren
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Preserving South Street Seaport tells the fascinating story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan. Home to the original Fulton Fish Market and then the South Street Seaport Museum, it is one of the last neighborhoods of late 18th- and early 19th-century New York City not to be destroyed by urban development. In 1988, South Street Seaport became the city's number one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Michael Lindgren
ISBN: 9781479822577 1479822574
OCLC Number: 863200987
Description: xiv, 370 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : "Salvation on the East River" : how a clever editor saw Jehovah's light --
"Eloquent reminders of sailing and shipbuilding" : how the Seaport and World Trade Center (re)made Fulton Street --
"The kind of civilized vision that New Yorkers are not supposed to have" : how historic preservation shaped Lower Manhattan's development --
"Ships, the heart of the story" : how tall ships became big news --
"Look at our waterfront! Just look" : how Earth Day boomed the Seaport --
"A million people came away better human beings" : how the past mended the present --
"Shopping is the chief cultural activity in the United States" : how the Seaport sold its soul --
"They tore down paradise, and put up a shopping mall" : how speculators and rouseketeers created a bubble --
"The museum was intellectually and financially bankrupt" : how the Seaport fared after the bubble burst --
"It's tough when you have a museum in a mall" : how the Seaport (almost) succeeded --
"A ship is a hole in the water into which you pour money" : how maritime preservation (almost) won --
"Sometimes you just can't get a break" : how 9/11 torpedoed the Seaport --
Conclusion : "Nobody knows that we're here" : what happened to that promised salvation on the East River?
Responsibility: James M. Lindgren.

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Home to the original Fulton Fish Market and then the South Street Seaport Museum, it is one of the last neighborhoods of late 18th- and early 19th-century New York City not to be destroyed by urban  Read more...

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"South Street Seaport Museum has lived as many lives as the proverbial cat, but it was born feral and has remained so to this day. James Lindgren . . . tracks the promise of what began in the 1960s Read more...

 
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