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2013 appeal


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Leading the redevelopment
of the South Street Seaport
in Lower Manhattan.

drawing of New Amsterdam Market NOW IS THE TIME
It really makes a difference! As soon as possible and before March 20, 2013 please contact your local City Council Member, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Council Member Margaret Chin and urge them to vote "NO" on the Pier 17 rezoning.

Send an
email to both, and please also copy

call (212) 788-7210 for Council Speaker Quinn

call (212) 788-7259 for Council Member Chin

To find your local Council Member, visit the New York City Council website.


We propose the city-owned Fulton Fish Market Tin Building (1907) and New Market Building (1939)—two landmarks
of national significance—be restored & dedicated as a new wholesale and retail market that will anchor the South Street Seaport as a premier destination for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. Read our Times OpEd.

Sign the Petition
Contact the Council


What is New Amsterdam Market? Watch this 100 Seconds video.

Speaker Quinn and Council Member Chin support the market.

NYC Chefs salute the market!

a place

The "South Street Seaport" neighborhood in Lower Manhattan is New York City's oldest and most enduring public commons, preserving a millenial tradition of gathering, trade, and feasting on the East River.

Long before the arrival of Europeans, Native Americans landed their canoes at this natural crossroads between Brooklyn and Manhattan to harvest and consume oysters. At this very site in 1642 the city of New Amsterdam established its first official ferry (
Het Veer), which carried farmers and their goods to Peck Slip. Numerous markets and food businesses emerged around the ferry landing over the ensuing centuries.

The Fulton Fish Market conducted business here in a number of city-owned facilities between 1822 and 2005, when its vendors were moved to the Bronx. That same year, New Amsterdam Market launched its campaign to preserve the market's two unique and irreplaceable riverfront sheds as a public gathering space for all New Yorkers. We began holding our own market here in 2007.

Now is our one and only opportunity to ensure that one of our most endangered public assets is preserved and rehabilitated to strengthen the community, drive local and regional economic growth, create jobs, foster resilient redevelopment, and restore meaning to the Seaport.

With New Amsterdam Market as its anchor, this 400 year old port & market district will re-emerge as a cherished destination for all New Yorkers. Help us make it happen; please spread the word and take action today