Governors Island Rezoning Challenge In Court 2/8/24 – Feb 5th Press Conference Video and Statements.

M.A.G.I.C 2/5/24 Press Conference Video and Statements. In Court 2/8/24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2024
Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
https://govislandcoalition.org
MEDIA CONTACT: Roger Manning
GovernorsIslandCoalitionATgmail.com
PRESS RELEASE:
Governors Island Rezoning Challenge – statements and video from Feb 5th Press conference. Court date – Feb 8, 2024
In this notice:
1) Speaker list and Video from 2/5/24 Press conference
2) February 8 court info
3) Statement text from the participants
4) Governors Island overview
5) More Lawsuit overview
6) Links
1) Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.) held a press conference Monday February 5th 2024 in front of the NY State Supreme Court building in Foley Square, …

MEDIA ADVISORY: Governors Island Rezoning Challenge in Court Feb 8, 2024 – Feb 5th Press conference with City Council Member Christopher Marte

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
Monday, February 5, 2024 – 1:00 pm
CONTACT:
Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
governorsislandcoalitionATgmail.com | (email for phone #)
https://govislandcoalition.org
In this notice:
1) February 8 court info.
2) February 5, 1pm Press Conference info
3) Governors Island overview
4) Lawsuit summary
1) Oral arguments in the Article 78 lawsuit challenging the 2021 Governors Island rezoning currently on appeal to the Appellate Division, …

Lawsuit Upate 10/20/23 – Amicus led by D1 City Council Member Chris Marte

An amicus brief led by Manhattan District 1 City Council Member Christopher Marte supporting the lawsuit to overturn the 2021 rezoning on Governors Island was filed by attorney Chuck Weinstock October 20, 2023. Excerpts below. Download the full brief  HERE [PDF]
Excerpts
– Joining the Council Member on the amicus are the City Club of New York, …

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

GI development zones map

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:
https://live.mcb1.nyc
Agenda: https://www.nyc.gov/site/manhattancb1/meetings/board-agendas.page
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

Proposed lighting - Gi historic district

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: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/hearings/hearings.page
There will not be public testimony this time, but one can still email testimony@lpc.nyc.gov 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
(From: https://columbianewsservice.com/2023/01/20/as-artists-fight-to-keep-governors-island-a-quiet-oasis-development-nears)
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, …