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, …

For Governors Island, the wrong way forward -Daily News 2/28/21

By Jeffrey A. Kroessler (President of the City Club of New York.)
New York Daily News |
Feb 28, 2021 at 5:00 AM
When mayoral candidate Andrew Yang suggested that Governors Island would be a terrific place for a casino, the idea generated immediate scorn. What could be less appropriate for that public gem in the harbor? …

Opinion: Wrong Vision for Gov. Island – Tribeca Trib 12/17/20

Dec. 17, 2020
By Lynn Ellsworth
Governors Island is public land and home to an excellent park that is self-supporting. Yet 33 acres of it is about to be redeveloped for glass towers under a bad rezoning plan pushed by Alicia Glen, the city’s gentrifier-in-chief and current head of the “Trust” that manages the island. …