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

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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

In other words, the actual intention here is not climate research or supporting GI, but to provide an “anchor tenant” …

Community Briefing: Center For Climate Solutions On Governors Island – Oct 26

In-person Community Briefing:  Center For Climate Solutions On Governors Island – Oct 26 in Battery Park City. (There will be a repeat on Nov 14.)
For details and to register visit:
https://www.govisland.com/things-to-do/events/community-briefing-center-for-climate-solutions-on-governors-island
When Governors Island was turned over to NYC in 2003, people worked very hard to have it be a public place and not fall into the hands of private developers. …

Historic District lighting – LPC hearing Tues Oct 11th – Testimony

Proposed lighting - Gi historic district

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. …

Historic District lighting – LPC hearing Tues Oct 11th – Report

Proposed lighting - Gi historic district

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. …

Historic District lighting – LPC hearing Tues Oct 11th, 9:30am. Testimony Needed

Proposed lighting - Gi historic district

M.A.G.I.C statement below
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hear the Trust For Governors Island’s (TGI) proposal for new outdoor lighting for Governors Island (GI). It includes completely out-of-character intimidating 35ft light poles with obtrusive overly bright lighting for the historic district. …

New York Times 8-2-2022 – re M.A.G.I.C Lawsuit Hearing

The view from Governors Island.Credit...Gabby Jones for The New York Times

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