May 2024 M.A.G.I.C. Update – Appeal and video

M.A.G.I.C. 6 minute video presentation - The Future of Governors Island?

A Motion For Leave to Appeal for the lawsuit against the egregious 2021 upzoning on Governors Island has been filed with the New York State Court of Appeals pro se by Petitioner- Appellant M.A.G.I.C. co-founder Roger Manning. Motion overview and excerpts plus the M.A.G.I.C. 6 minute video presentation.

Governors Island Rezoning Challenge In Court 2/8/24 – Feb 5th Press Conference Video and Statements.

M.A.G.I.C 2/5/24 Press Conference Video and Statements. In Court 2/8/24

Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
MEDIA CONTACT: Roger Manning
Governors Island Rezoning Challenge – statements and video from Feb 5th Press conference. Court date – Feb 8, 2024
The press conference video:
(Statement transcriptions below.)
Legal fund:
In this notice:
1) Speaker list and Video from 2/5/24 Press conference
2) February 8 court info
3) Statement text from the participants
4) Governors Island overview
5) More Lawsuit overview
6) Links
1) Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.) held a press conference Monday February 5th 2024 in front of the NY State Supreme Court building in Foley Square, …

MEDIA ADVISORY: Governors Island Rezoning Challenge in Court Feb 8, 2024 – Feb 5th Press conference with City Council Member Christopher Marte

Monday, February 5, 2024 – 1:00 pm
Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.) | (email for phone #)
In this notice:
1) February 8 court info.
2) February 5, 1pm Press Conference info
3) Governors Island overview
4) Lawsuit summary
1) Oral arguments in the Article 78 lawsuit challenging the 2021 Governors Island rezoning currently on appeal to the Appellate Division, …

As Artists Fight to Keep Governors Island a Quiet Oasis, Development Nears

By Asta Kongsted – January 20, 2023
Roger Manning pauses mid-sentence every time a helicopter flies over Governors Island. It’s a habit he picked up when he was working as a musician in the New York City subway system. Whenever a train entered the station, …

Letter to CB1 Regarding Trust’s ‘Climate Center’ Briefing 11/16/22

GI development zones map

(Also See: Oct 26, 2022 TGI Briefing Report )
From: Metro Area Gov Isle Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2022
Subject: M.A.G.I.C. Statement To CB1 Executive Committee Re Governors Island Climate Center Briefings
Hello CB1 [Manhattan Community Board 1],
Regarding the Trust for Governors Island October 26th and November 14th Climate Center Briefings:
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Oct 26, 2022 TGI Briefing Report – It’s clear?: “Climate Center” Primary Role is as Anchor

GI development zones map

(Also See: Letter to CB1 )

Confirmed?: Climate Center’s primary role is to serve as an anchor to development. 75% of GI development zone would be open to high-rise commercial development

See map below.
In other words, the view that the actual intention here is not climate research or supporting GI, …