New Amsterdam Market Fights for the Seaport


On Thursday, March 14, the New York City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss future plans for South Street Seaport, the city’s oldest communal meeting place. Organizers of the New Amsterdam Market — an outdoor marketplace held in the area — are seeking to “preserve and rehabilitate” the Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan by reestablishing it in its original location (the market moved to Hunts Point in 2005). The New Amsterdam team is encouraging supporters to attend the City Hall meeting, reach out to a councilmember, or sign their “Save Our Seaport” petition. [YouTube]