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Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

James M. Lindgren


This book tells the story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan—one of the last neighborhoods of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century New York City not ruined by urban development. The neighborhood was earmarked for the erection of the World Trade Center until its placement moved one mile westward. After Penn Station's demolition had angered many New York citizens, preservationists mobilized to save this last piece of Manhattan's old port and recreate its fabled nineteenth-century “Street of Ships.” The South Street Seaport and the Wor ... More

Keywords: urban development, South Street Seaport, Lower Manhattan, New York City, Street of Ships, Seaport Museum, urban renewal, waterfront

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479822577
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James M. Lindgren, author