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The Resource Preserving South Street Seaport : the dream and reality of a New York urban renewal district, James M. Lindgren

Preserving South Street Seaport : the dream and reality of a New York urban renewal district, James M. Lindgren

Label
Preserving South Street Seaport : the dream and reality of a New York urban renewal district
Title
Preserving South Street Seaport
Title remainder
the dream and reality of a New York urban renewal district
Statement of responsibility
James M. Lindgren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Preserving South Street Seaport tells the fascinating story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan. Home to the original Fulton Fish Market and then the South Street Seaport Museum, it is one of the last neighborhoods of late 18th- and early 19th-century New York City not to be destroyed by urban development. In 1988, South Street Seaport became the city's number one destination for visitors. Featuring over 40 archival and contemporary black-and-white photographs, this is the first history of a remarkable historic district and maritime museum. Lindgren skillfully tells the complex story of this unique cobblestoned neighborhood. Comprised of deteriorating, 4-5 story buildings in what was known as the Fulton Fish Market, the neighborhood was earmarked for the erection of the World Trade Center until New Jersey forced its placement one mile westward. After Penn Station's demolition had angered many New York citizens, preservationists mobilized in 1966 to save this last piece of Manhattan's old port and recreate its fabled 19th-century "Street of Ships." The South Street Seaport and the World Trade Center became the yin and yang of Lower Manhattan's rebirth. In an unprecedented move, City Hall designated the museum as developer of the twelve-block urban renewal district."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lindgren, James Michael
Dewey number
387.1074/7471
Index
index present
LC call number
V13.U52
LC item number
N4824 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Street Seaport Museum (New York, N.Y.)
  • Maritime museums
  • Historic preservation
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic ships
  • City planning
  • Land use, Urban
  • Harbors
  • South Street (New York, N.Y.)
  • South Street Seaport Museum (New York, N.Y.)
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • HISTORY
  • City planning
  • Harbors
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic preservation
  • Historic ships
  • Land use, Urban
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
Preserving South Street Seaport : the dream and reality of a New York urban renewal district, James M. Lindgren
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "Salvation on the East River" : how a clever editor saw Jehovah's light -- "Eloquent reminders of sailing and shipbuilding" : how the Seaport and World Trade Center (re)made Fulton Street -- "The kind of civilized vision that New Yorkers are not supposed to have" : how historic preservation shaped Lower Manhattan's development -- "Ships, the heart of the story" : how tall ships became big news -- "Look at our waterfront! Just look" : how Earth Day boomed the Seaport -- "A million people came away better human beings" : how the past mended the present -- "Shopping is the chief cultural activity in the United States" : how the Seaport sold its soul -- "They tore down paradise, and put up a shopping mall" : how speculators and rouseketeers created a bubble -- "The museum was intellectually and financially bankrupt" : how the Seaport fared after the bubble burst -- "It's tough when you have a museum in a mall" : how the Seaport (almost) succeeded -- "A ship is a hole in the water into which you pour money" : how maritime preservation (almost) won -- "Sometimes you just can't get a break" : how 9/11 torpedoed the Seaport -- Conclusion : "Nobody knows that we're here" : what happened to that promised salvation on the East River?
Control code
872115044
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479825578
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • e25b53ba-e289-46d1-a5a5-96cba6ff9619
  • 22573/ctt8jzrhf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872115044
Label
Preserving South Street Seaport : the dream and reality of a New York urban renewal district, James M. Lindgren
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "Salvation on the East River" : how a clever editor saw Jehovah's light -- "Eloquent reminders of sailing and shipbuilding" : how the Seaport and World Trade Center (re)made Fulton Street -- "The kind of civilized vision that New Yorkers are not supposed to have" : how historic preservation shaped Lower Manhattan's development -- "Ships, the heart of the story" : how tall ships became big news -- "Look at our waterfront! Just look" : how Earth Day boomed the Seaport -- "A million people came away better human beings" : how the past mended the present -- "Shopping is the chief cultural activity in the United States" : how the Seaport sold its soul -- "They tore down paradise, and put up a shopping mall" : how speculators and rouseketeers created a bubble -- "The museum was intellectually and financially bankrupt" : how the Seaport fared after the bubble burst -- "It's tough when you have a museum in a mall" : how the Seaport (almost) succeeded -- "A ship is a hole in the water into which you pour money" : how maritime preservation (almost) won -- "Sometimes you just can't get a break" : how 9/11 torpedoed the Seaport -- Conclusion : "Nobody knows that we're here" : what happened to that promised salvation on the East River?
Control code
872115044
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479825578
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • e25b53ba-e289-46d1-a5a5-96cba6ff9619
  • 22573/ctt8jzrhf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872115044

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