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New Amsterdam Market Kaput; 388 Bridge Street 75% Leased

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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT—The New Amsterdam Market, a sustainable and local farmers market that's been operating off of the Old Fulton Fish Market site since 2007, is no more. It seems the operation came up against some economic hardships, and partially lost their space to Seaport redevelopment efforts. The market's founder wrote in an embittered farewell email,

... We were dealt a mortal blow in 2013 when Council Member Chin, who had long professed to support our cause, betrayed the community in favor of a suburban shopping mall developer, Howard Hughes. As a result, Lower Manhattan has already lost more than one acre of beloved and irreplaceable public space and is now seeing its most precious public asset ruined by inappropriate programming and terrible waterfront design. Oh, ouch. Meanwhile, Chin is unimpressed, "Mr. LaValva is trying to publicly blame me for something that he could have prevented by working more collaboratively with my office and the City." Ah, politics. [CurbedWire inbox; Eater NY; previously]

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN—Brooklyn's tallest tower at 388 Bridge Street is now 75-percent leased. The 378-unit building has 234 rental apartments, 104 condominiums, and 40 penthouses. The 55 remaining apartments range in size from 491 square feet to 1,166 square feet, and in price from $2,730 to $2,970 per month for a studio, $3,340 to $3,840 per month for a one-bedroom apartment and $4,975 to $5,995 per month for a two-bedroom apartment. [CurbedWire inbox; previously]

388 Bridge Street

388 Bridge St, Brooklyn, NY 11201