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important action: restore the commons!

Posted: August 4 2014
A note from our friend Robert LaValva, founder of New Amsterdam Market.
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August 1, 2014

My decision to stop holding New Amsterdam Market on South Street grew from the frustrations of running a minimally funded organization while also leading a contentious land-use campaign for nearly a decade. Thanks to the overwhelming expressions of support and concern that poured in after the July 14 announcement, our board of directors and I are inspired to see that the market continues its mission.

We are actively planning the future of New Amsterdam Market and will keep you informed.
In the meantime please be aware of two important & time-sensitive opportunities to join us in demanding that public assets at the South Street Seaport remain in public hands and used for public purposes.
  • Read The War on New York's Waterfront in today's New York Times Op-Ed section, by Roland Lewis, Paul Greenberg, and Joan Davidson.  Forward this article widely to your lists, but do this from within the Times website, so it can be put on the front page and be seen by more people.
Thank you so much for much again for supporting our quest to retain, restore, and enhance New York City's original commons, a priceless legacy we cannot afford to lose.
Sincerely,

Robert LaValva, Founder
New Amsterdam Market