Lawsuit Upate 9/5/23 – appellant brief filed

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The appeal brief beautifully written by attorney John Low-Beer for the ongoing lawsuit to overturn the 2021 Governors Island rezoning has been filed. Excerpts below.
– Download the brief: HERE
– All appeal related documents online: HERE
– Initial lawsuit HERE
This appeal aims to reverse the NY State Supreme Court December 2022 decision rejecting our petition (lawsuit) to overturn the 2021 Governors Island rezoning. …

CB1 July 2023 monthly meeting info – Climate Center – Committee Report, Public Comment

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023, 6:00 PM
Community Board 1-Manhattan Monthly Meeting
Manhattan Borough President’s Office
1 Centre Street, 19th Floor – Southside
To sign up to speak, submit written testimony, attend remotely:
Comments on all items: Public Session 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM (1-2 minutes per speaker)
This is an opportunity to comment regarding Governors Island’s future and agenda item L which will come later in the meeting:
L) Waterfront, …

April 2023 M.A.G.I.C. Update

April 2023 Update from Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
The coming year will be critical to the future of Governors Island. If possible please Help spread the word regarding the issues and our efforts. More info and social media links on our homepage
In this post:
1) Legal Update
2) Stop the Chop(pers)
3) Governors Island infrastructure report

Governors Island historic district lighting hearing, Round 2 – Tues Jan 31st, 9:30am

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Proposed Governors Island historic district lighting hearing, Round 2
Landmarks & Preservation Committee (LPC) Tues Jan 31st, 9:30am
Approximate Time: 11:00am-11:30am (Be Here by 10:00am)
Hearing links and info:
There will not be public testimony this time, but one can still email because while the Trust for GI’s revised plan to be presented tomorrow is an improvement, …

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

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(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

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

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:
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. …