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A town hall meeting last night was the public's latest chance to criticize the changes coming to South Street Seaport. More than 150 attendees attended, and while some supported Howard Hughes' redevelopment plans for the area—renovating Pier 17, moving and rehabilitating the landmarked Tin Building, demolishing the nearby New Market Building to erect a 50-story tower with apartments and a hotel—many more did not. Another idea that was brought up floated: turning the historic fleet of ships docked there into hotels to channel money to the ailing SSP museum. Still to come, a Landmarks Preservation Commission verdict and the start of the city's ULURP approval process. [Broadsheet Daily; previously]

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