Just Press Pause: Help Save the Old Fulton Fish Market and Turn It Into a Vibrant Public Space for Downtown Manhattan

Just Press Pause seeks a better solution than just another Manhattan highrise.

Bu Kevin Lee - Source: http://inhabitat.com

Photo © Paul Lowry

Photo © Paul Lowry


It’s always exciting to see plans for new green buildings, but what happens when they require the demolition of a well-loved landmark? That’s the dilemma plaguing the development of Lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport – part of which would involve razing the old Fulton Fish Market. Despite the colonial history of the site, developer Howard Hughes is dead-set on stacking a 50-story skyscraper in the fishery’s place. Now a new initiative called “Just Press Pause” is working to save the historic building and turn it into a vibrant new market offering fresh, local foods. Read on to see how you can help!
Photo © SHoP Architects

Photo © SHoP Architects


Just Press Pause seeks a better solution than just another Manhattan highrise.

Instead of being razed to make way for a 50-story hotel and condo tower, the historic Fulton Fish Market building could become home to the New Amsterdam Market, a neighborhood market offering fresh, local food to area residents. The grassroots operation currently operates out of parking lots in the area but New Amsterdam Market founder Robert LaValva believes the Fulton Fish Market building could be the perfect new location for the business if restored to its former glory.

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