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Saving Fulton Fish Market: Special Author Workshop

February 26, 2014

Program Locations:

Jefferson Market Library
SAVING FULTON FISH MARKET: An evening of memory, protest and plans
With authors Paul Greenberg, Mark Kurlansky, and The New Amsterdam Market Founder Robert LaValva
New York's historic Fulton Fish Market is under siege. If citizens don't stand up in support, the oldest market site in New York City will be torn down and replaced by a 50 story luxury tower. By losing the Fulton Fish Market we lose our last connection to the city's seafaring past -- something that will compromise the integrity of our most historic waterfront with an ill-placed, suburban style development. But the tide is slowly turning in Fulton's favor. The New Amsterdam Market has been growing a genuine public market on the grounds of the old market for the last eight years and with the change in administration we have a real opportunity to preserve and reinvent this storied site as a cultural destination and economic engine as vibrant and as powerful as the High Line.

In this evening authors Paul Greenberg and Mark Kurlansky along with The New Amsterdam Market's Robert LaValva will talk through the market's past, help us understand the battles of its present and lay a course for the market's future.