Daily photographs by HANS VON RITTERN, with humorous, artistic and social commentary on life in the big city.

The destruction of New York’s Pier 17 & our seafaring history

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South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 as you see it has been torn down, one of the 100 year old German ships The Peking will be scapped – along with it…any atmosphere that bespeaks the sea. The old buildings are boarded up and ruined from hurricane Sandy and no one has the money to repair them. What will replace it? A shiney big glass box and super high rise. It is an utter destruction and wipe out of New York City’s grand seafaring history.

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