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South Street Seaport developer grilled at hearing

Howard Hughes Corp., the lease holder of Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, was on the hot seat Thursday at a boisterous and overcrowded City Council hearing, which had to be moved across the street to City Hall from 250 Broadway because of enormous interest in the project. The developer is in the final stages of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure with government officials who it hopes will give it the green light to tear down the Pier 17 mall and begin construction on a new building by June 30, as its agreement with the city stipulates.
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