In the News: Concern Over Pier 17 Rooftop Events

••• A New York Post roundup of “crazy beautiful twists on Christmas trees” includes the one at the Tribeca home of Maman co-founders Elisa Marshall and Benjamin Sormonte.

••• “After an outcry from people living near the Battery Park City ferry terminal, NY Waterway promised last week to pull four of its loudest ships from service—but locals say the ferry operator is already backsliding.” —Downtown Express

••• “Seaport area residents packed the community room at Southbridge Towers on Dec. 4 to give reps from Howard Hughes Corporation an earful about the developer’s Pier 17 project at a meeting convened by Community Board 1. Beyond worries about noise, congestion and crowd control problems from the events that HHC is now planning host on the building’s roof, locals’ biggest complaint is how the Pier 17 rooftop became a 4,000-seat concert venue in the first place.” The video below is worth a look to see the Pier 17 plan rendered in detail, and in particular for the concert renderings at 1:50. —Downtown Express


  1. It became a 4,000 seat concert venue the same way everything becomes something around here: just build it, and if you weren’t supposed to, no one will make you un-build it.

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