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“The Museum Was Intellectually and Financially Bankrupt”: How the Seaport Fared after the Bubble Burst

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the South Street Seaport fared under the leadership of Robert “Peter” Neill III, who arrived as president in 1985 and immediately realized that the Seaport “was ... More


“It’s Tough When You Have a Museum in a Mall”: How the Seaport (Almost) Succeeded

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines whether the South Street Seaport realized its vision under Robert “Peter” Neill III's leadership. The Seaport was conceived as pure Sixties and its district as a “museum without ... More


“Sometimes You Just Can’t Get a Break”: How 9/11 Torpedoed the Seaport

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impact of 9/11 on the South Street Seaport Museum's historic preservation plans. In 2001, the Seaport received an initial $5 million to rehabilitate Schermerhorn Row and ... More


“A Ship Is a Hole in the Water into Which You Pour Money”: How Maritime Preservation (Almost) Won

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the South Street Seaport Museum's maritime preservation plans involving a fleet of historic ships under Robert “Peter” Neill III's stewardship. When he arrived in 1985 as ... More


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