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New Amsterdam Market
Box 902 Peck Slip
New York City 10272
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If you believe that New York City’s oldest commercial district can be transformed into its next great public destination, 2014 is the year we can make it happen.
Since 2005, we have advocated the revival of the Old Fulton Market District in Lower Manhattan (now commonly known as the “South Street Seaport”). This district includes two unique and irreplaceable riverfront market sheds, the Tin Building and the New Market Building, public structures that were last used by the Fulton Fish Market vendors and have remained empty and abandoned since the market moved to the Bronx.
While some developers have claimed they have “options” on these city-owned properties, the truth is otherwise. There is no legal reason for either building to be given away, moved, or demolished, which is what the current developer, Howard Hughes, is proposing.
After seven years of holding successful markets at this evocative site, we have shown that thousands of New Yorkers want the Tin Building and New Market Buildingrestored as the city’s first permanent, indoor public market and wholesale distribution hub for sustainable, real food. New Amsterdam Market will transform these buildings into a vibrant economic engine, community amenity, and world-class cultural destination.
This past year, we have shown our unwavering support for this genuine, civic-minded vision (click here for a 2013 recap). Our most important task in 2014 is to convince the incoming city administration that such valuable public assets must not be destroyed to make way for private high-rise development. Our important objectives for next year include:
- Commissioning an engineering and economic impact study to initiate a capital campaign to restore the Tin Building & New Market Building
- Reinstating a weekly market season with more vendors, improved facilities and increased programming, including our first collaborations with neighborhood restaurants
- Holding our first Public Market Congress with market vendors, supporters, and food systems advocates
- Creating our next generation of market stalls and tables, in collaboration with Brooklyn Butcher Blocks and other local craftspeople
To accomplish these short-term goals and to realize our long-term vision of a reborn Market District, we need your financial support. Our goal is to raise $500,000. Please make your tax-deductible contribution today!
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New Amsterdam Market is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.
If you would like to learn more about our mission and objectives, please send an email to: email@example.com.
We thank you for your support.