Press Release: Governors Island, the facts – City Council lets NYC down – Chin and and Rosenthal dismiss the public

No to this

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday May 30, 2021
CONTACT:
Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
governorsislandcoalition[AT]gmail.com | (email to request phone number)
https://govislandcoalition.org
Governors Island, the facts – City Council lets NYC down – Chin and and Rosenthal dismiss the public
On May 27th 2021 the New York City Council approved a rezoning that will bring in high-density high-rise development to the southern area of Governors Island which currently serves as a unique bucolic green oasis belonging to all New Yorkers. …

Governors Island Hall of Shame 2021 – Cartoon and list

Governors Island Hall of Shame
The City’s awful rezoning approved on May 27, 2021 was not necessary to bring in a climate solutions center, but the not legally required climate center concept was necessary to sell the high rise, high density largely commercial rezoning to the public.
Here is a partial list of players willing to sell out the bucolic southern area of the island to high-rise high-density development. …

PRESS RELEASE 5-12-21: The Current Governors Island Rezoning Proposal Needs to be Withdrawn Completely

Trees Not Towers on Governors Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
CONTACT:
Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
governorsislandcoalition[AT]gmail.com | (email to request phone number)
govislandcoalition.org
The Current Governors Island Rezoning Proposal Needs to be Withdrawn Completely
On Tuesday May 11th the City Council Land Use Committee approved a severely inadequate set of modifications to the fiscally and environmentally irresponsible Governors Island rezoning proposal. …

City Council Land Use Vote May 11, 2021

Today the City Council Land Use Committee approved a severely inadequate set of modifications (see below) to the fiscally and environmentally irresponsible Governors Island rezoning proposal. These council members have set themselves up for a legacy to be known to usher a “Penn Station 1963 2.0” where a precious public jewel is greedily devoured at the taxpayers’ …

Governors Island rezoning inches closer to final vote – The Real Deal 5-11-21

Proposal was approved with a few changes
New York
May 11, 2021 04:46 PM
By Kathryn Brenzel
The rezoning of Governors Island is nearing a final vote, albeit with a few tweaks and limitations on new development.
The City Council’s land use committee on Tuesday voted in favor of the proposal, …

PRESS RELEASE: M.A.G.I.C. – No to the Governors Island Upzoning – May 11th City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 7, 2021
CONTACT:
Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
governorsislandcoalition[AT]gmail.com | (email to request phone #)
https://govislandcoalition.org
The current upzoning proposal for Governors Island must be withdrawn.
Individuals, community groups, candidates rally in support of preserving the incredibly unique green open space quality of Governors Island.

What Could Governors Island Be? – curbed.com 5-3-21

An aquatic garden, a film-set landscape, and more: Four fanciful transformation plans, commissioned by Curbed.
By Justin Davidson
[Posted 5-3-21 on curbed.com]
What does Governors Island want to be when it grows up? That question has slouched around the place for a couple of decades now, frustrating officials who would like to see the place gainfully employed. …

M.A.G.I.C. 4-20-21 Gotham Gazette op-ed: With ‘Friends’ Like That …

gothamgazette op-ed header 4-20-21

Opinion
With ‘Friends’ Like That — Friends of Governors Island’s Misguided Plan
April 20, 2021 | by Roger Manning & Allie Ryan
The Friends of Governors Island’s (FGI) main rationale for the proposed Governors Island Rezoning Plan — making Governors Island financially self-sufficient and accessible year round — isn’t supported and doesn’t justify turning the “172-acre oasis” …

Press Release: 57 AGAINST, 23 IN FAVOR –  APRIL 5TH GOVERNORS ISLAND CITY COUNCIL HEARING

a M.A.G.I.C. plan for the Governors Island “development zones”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2021
Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
https://govislandcoalition.org
MEDIA CONTACT: Roger Manning  GovernorsIslandCoalition AT gmail.com
Press Release: 57 AGAINST, 23 IN FAVOR –  APRIL 5TH GOVERNORS ISLAND CITY COUNCIL HEARING
On Monday April 5th the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises held the only scheduled City Council public hearing regarding the Trust For Governors Island up-zoning proposal for the island’s southern area. …

Op-ed: Governors Island: Can the Trust be trusted? – Village Sun 4/6/21

Governors Island: Can the Trust be trusted?
April 6, 2021
BY ROGER MANNING | Governors Island, first used by the Lenape people, was the first Dutch settlement in New York and instrumental in the escape of Washington’s army in 1776. The island, formerly an Army and then a Coast Guard base, …