Governors Island – M.A.G.I.C. Nov 2023 Update – Council Member Marte signs on!
Amid so much going on … here’s a November 2023 update from Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
In this update:
1) TNT Legal Fund needs you!
2) Legal Update – …
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July 2023 Update from Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
Please Help spread the word regarding the issues and our efforts. More info and social media links on our homepage.
In this post:
1) Community Board 1 – 7/18/23 Public Climate Center presentation
2) Legal Update
3) Climate Solutions Piloting Program/Amazon
4) Chains and surveillance …
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December 2022 Update from Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
1) M.A.G.I.C’s Trees Not Towers Governors Island Legal Fund supporting the lawsuit against the 2021 Governors Island upzoning is entering the next phase.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 in upcoming weeks. Thanks to all of you who contributed so far. …
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(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, …
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Below is some of the written testimony presented to The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) prior to their Tuesday, October 11, 2022 hearing regarding Trust For Governors Island’s (TGI) proposal for new outdoor lighting for Governors Island (GI). The TGI proposal includes completely out-of-character intimidating 35ft light poles with obtrusive overly bright lighting for the historic district. …
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October 11, 2022: Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Chair Sarah Carroll ruled that the Trust’s GI lighting proposal needs more discussion and that no decision would be made at that meeting. The LPC supports the given goals of the plan, but the majority asks that the poles be re-studied in the context of landscape and historic buildings etc. …
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These are actual photos of the temporarily switched on test installation of the intrusive lighting proposed for the Governors Island historic district. There would be numerous such poles throughout area
Historic District lighting – LPC hearing Tues Oct 11th, 9:30am. – info HERE …
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Today the New York City Council approved an upzoning that will bring in high-density high-rise development to the south area of Governors Island which currently serves as a unique green oasis belonging to all New Yorkers.
The upzoning proposal’s next stop is with the Mayor who give his approval.
More soon. …
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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’ …
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NY City Planning Commission Governors Island Vote Result March 17, 2021.
The Governors Island rezoning plan with modifications Passed. 7 Commissioners voted YES, One Commissioner voted NO and 3 Commissioners Abstained.
Lago, Knuckles, Burney, Cappelli, Douek, Eaddy, Knight, Ortiz
NO – concern about height and financial sustainability
ABSTAIN – …
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