Quinn Leads Coalition for Seaport Food Market

Photo by William Alatriste/New York City Council

This morning, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gathered with other elected officials and community activists in front of the old Fulton Fish Market to call for a regional food market at the Seaport. She is leading a coalition called NYERS 4 MARKETS to promote the idea.

On hand for today’s news conference, a representative from General Growth Properties, the company that operates the Seaport. The firm, just emerging from bankruptcy, plans to revive efforts to redevelop the Seaport, and supports the market concept.

Also in attendance today, Robert LaValva, the founder of the New Amsterdam Market, which has been establishing a monthly presence at the Seaport the past few years. We’ll have a full report from Quinn’s news conference soon.