South Seaport development stalled

The South Street Seaport project in Manhattan has been stalled. The Howard Hughes Corp has promised a $300mm amenity package inlcuding a school and affordable housing. However, the developer has also planned a nearly 500 ft tall condo tower over the water which many locals including politicians are against.

Local politicians including Gale Brewer, the Manhattan Borough president, would prefer to see the City develop the area and does not want a large tower overshadowing the low rise nature of the South Street Seaport Historic disctrict.

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