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January 30, 2014- Only two days after our Op-Ed stated that the entire CB1 system should be dissolved, a local blog reports that the CB1 leader, Catherine McVay Hughes, was dead wrong in proudly pronouncing victory against the Howard Hughes Corporation. The article states, “BREAKING: City says Seaport tower is NOT on hold– The city’s Economic Development Corp. on Thursday contradicted the assertions of Downtown leaders that the proposed Seaport tower is on hold, and is insisting the project is moving forward on schedule. One E.D.C. official pushed back strongly against the claims — reported by Downtown Express and other media outlets Jan. 29. “In short, there is no new ‘halt’ or agreement to halt,” according to the official. E.D.C. owns the South Street Seaport area and is overseeing the Howard Hughes Corp.’s proposal to redevelop the Tin and New Market building with a 600-foot mixed use tower, food market and a marina.”
Scrap the entire Community Board system
CB1 obstructionists still fighting progress at Seaport