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“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


“Ships, the Heart of the Story”: How Tall Ships Became Big News

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/9781479822577.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the restoration of a fleet of historic ships as part of the preservation of South Street Seaport. Planned as a representative sample of New York's harbor in the late nineteenth ... 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


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


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


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