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#16 Sneakeater

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:57 PM

Suzanne and you might have to have a cage match.
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#17 taion

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

I thought Suzanne actually liked HHC, or thought they were less evil than LaValva.

Isn't it funny that they actually did start up Smorgasburg West (meets Stone Street, no less)? And I don't think it was the weather - the weather was beautiful Sunday and Monday. Just happens that the area is full of tourists from out of town.
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#18 Sneakeater

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:13 PM

I know Suzanne doesn't like LaValva. But, considering the grounds of her complaint against New Amsterdam Market, I can't believe she thinks Smorgasburg contributes much to the general neighborhood welfare. (Of course, she is the last person to need anyone else to speak for her.)
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#19 taion

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

Post-Sandy, what neighborhood? There's virtually nothing else open within a block of Smorgasbar (pretty much just a so-so bakery and a dive bar).
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:03 PM

I thought Suzanne actually liked HHC, or thought they were less evil than LaValva.

Isn't it funny that they actually did start up Smorgasburg West (meets Stone Street, no less)? And I don't think it was the weather - the weather was beautiful Sunday and Monday. Just happens that the area is full of tourists from out of town.

 

A textbook example of irony.

 

Poor LaValva.


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#21 taion

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:13 PM

Two more data points - it was completely abandoned Tuesday night (it was rainy and icky) with all the vendors closed; last night most of the vendors were still open and there were a few dozen people in the seating area.
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:44 PM

New Amsterdam was in limbo while they scuffled with the city over public use of the old fish market buildings. NAM wanted a full time public market in the space, but the Hughes corpoartion had dibs under their lease. Christine Quinn and Councilperson Chinn negotiated a small public market speace within the seaport, with Hughes hold ROFR on management. NAM was left in the dust, (nee parking lot).


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#23 taion

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:06 PM

LaValva's entire business plan was for HHC to not exercise their ROFR? That seems borderline insane.
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:03 PM

i believe he was hoping public pressure would force the City Council's hand, but instead got on the wrong side of Christine Quinn, who instead very publicly went right ahead without him.


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#25 joethefoodie

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 12:03 PM

Spent some time with my friend the other day, and the Bridge is not reopening.  After sinking a lot of dough into the renovation, the city is still not happy and wants more, more, more. What might have been grandfathered in is not cutting it any more.

 

He may try and use it as a space for various pop-ups, but if anyone knows anyone who wants to buy an historic building, give him a shout.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 01:00 PM

Which building?
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#27 joethefoodie

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 01:04 PM

The building that houses the Bridge Cafe.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 01:28 PM

The building that houses the Bridge Cafe.


That's such a bummer, such a great historic building. 

It sounds like the city will never approve anything beyond razing it and putting something new there, which would be a shame. 



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 02:00 PM

 

The building that houses the Bridge Cafe.

That's such a bummer, such a great historic building. 

It sounds like the city will never approve anything beyond razing it and putting something new there, which would be a shame. 

 

 

It's (not) funny, but the stuff the city approved back in the 70s and 80s, they're not really approving any more.



#30 Josh Karpf

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 09:49 PM

Damn. I had read positive noises in 2016 and so had been hopeful.