LaValva’s Seaport Market Vision Coming Into Focus

New Amsterdam Market, last year.

When City Council Speaker Christine Quinn proposed a large scale regional food market at the South Street Seaport in her State of the City Address last month, no one was listening more intently than Robert LaValva.  After five years of hard work pursuing his vision for the Seaport, her announcement was music to his ears.  LaValva, the founder of the highly regarded New Amsterdam Market, had been invited to attend the speech by the Speaker, and was right there in City Hall’s Council Chambers for the occasion.