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“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


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

James M. Lindgren

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan—one of the last neighborhoods of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century New ... More


“They Tore Down Paradise, and Put Up a Shopping Mall”: How Speculators and Rouseketeers Created a Bubble

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/9781479822577.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the proposed shopping mall project for the South Street Seaport created a property bubble. It considers the problems that arose as a result of the James Rouse Company's ... 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


“Shopping Is the Chief Cultural Activity in the United States”: How the Seaport Sold Its Soul

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/9781479822577.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the plan to turn the South Street Seaport into a shopping mall. Phase I of the shopping mall project began in 1983, with the developer, James Rouse Company, featuring the New ... More


“The Kind of Civilized Vision That New Yorkers Are Not Supposed to Have”: How Historic Preservation Shaped Lower Manhattan’s Development

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/9781479822577.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role played by historic preservation, especially of South Street Seaport, in the development of Lower Manhattan. It considers the two megaprojects being that were developed ... More


“A Million People Came Away Better Human Beings”: How the Past Mended the Present

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/9781479822577.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the South Street Seaport bridged New York City's past and present through its historic preservation initiatives. It begins by focusing on Peter M. Stanford's efforts to ... More


Conclusion: “Nobody Knows That We’re Here” What Happened to That Promised Salvation on the East River?

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/9781479822577.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter examines the ups and downs of the South Street Seaport Museum as it tried to realize its historic preservation vision, which included saving an urban renewal district 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


“Eloquent Reminders of Sailing and Shipbuilding”: How the Seaport and World Trade Center (Re)made Fulton Street

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/9781479822577.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role played by the South Street Seaport and the World Trade Center in (re)making Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan. It begins with a discussion of the dispute involving ... More


“Look at Our Waterfront! Just Look”: How Earth Day Boomed 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/9781479822577.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how an event called Earth Day helped revive the South Street Seaport. It begins with an overview of the crises that set the Seaport's context during the 1960s and 1970s, from ... More


Introduction: “Salvation on the East River”: How a Clever Editor Saw Jehovah’s Light

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/9781479822577.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introduction focuses on the South Street Seaport Museum in Lower Manhattan, New York City, and its efforts to preserve the historic district of South Street Seaport. It considers the historic ... More


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