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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Towers Would Wreck Governors Island’s Serenity, Lawsuit Says
A proposed office complex would ruin the “country place in the city,” even if it houses a climate change center, opponents argue.
By James Barron
Aug. 2, 2022, 12:02 a.m. ET
Good morning. It’s Tuesday. Scroll down to see why a State Senate candidate who’s 58 is glad he gets along with his mother,

PRESS RELEASE: Governors Island Rezoning Challenge in Court Aug 2, 2022 – New Digital Visualizations Gallery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2022

Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
https://govislandcoalition.org
MEDIA CONTACT: Roger Manning GovernorsIslandCoalition@gmail.com
 
PRESS RELEASE: Governors Island Rezoning Challenge in Court Aug 2, 2022 – New Digital Visualizations Gallery
 
A virtual New York State Supreme Court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday Aug 2, …

Before and after gallery – Environmental Simulation Center 2022

These are before and after digital visualizations mostly viewing from the Governors Island historic district based on development height and density allowed by the 2021 rezoning on Governor’s Island.
They were produced by the Environmental Simulation Center using a 3D modeling application created by George Janes Associates.

Lawsuit filed against the Governors Island Rezoning – the submitted amended petition

This is the amended petition that has been submitted to the court. Approval Pending.
INDEX NO. 158809/2021
NYSCEF DOC. NO. 69 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 02/14/2022
FILED: NEW YORK COUNTY CLERK 02/14/2022 02:14 PM
FIRST AMENDED VERIFIED PETITION
STATE OF NEW YORK
SUPREME COURT : COUNTY OF NEW YORK
ROGER MANNING; …

TGI On-Call Design Services RFP for Spring 2022

The city is gearing up for “5 million square feet of new development” on Governors Island (the “development zones” in the south island are currently zoned for 3,775 million square feet). Contractor proposals Due March 1, 2022, contracts granted Spring 2022. There is a $300 million capital budget.  (wait, we thought there wasn’t $$?)
‘The Trust for Governors Island (“The Trust”) is seeking to engage design consultants to perform on-call design services for various projects including, …

Regarding Open House New York’s 2/8/22 GI event

GI shadow sweeps

Subject: 2/8/22 Projects in Planning – Governors Island Issues
The event:
https://ohny.org/activity/center-for-climate-solutions-governors-island
Open House New York,
Towards Open House New York’s goal, “to deepen public awareness and understanding of notable developments on the boards across the five boroughs”, this email aims to supplement information presented by the Trust for Governors Island. …

M.A.G.I.C. lawsuit – archpaper.com – 11/16/2021

M.A.G.I.C. Thinking
A M.A.G.I.C. lawsuit hopes to halt the Governors Island rezoning
By Matt Hickman • November 16, 2021 • Development, East, News, Urbanism
Roger Manning, co-founder of the Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.), has filed an article 78 lawsuit against New York City seeking to nullify the rezoning of the southern end of Governors Island. …

PRESS RELEASE: M.A.G.I.C. Governors Island – Lawsuit Filed Against The Rezoning

no to this

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, November 15, 2021
MEDIA CONTACT:
Roger Manning
GovernorsIslandCoalitionATgmail.com
(Phone number upon request)
Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
https://govislandcoalition.org
GOVERNORS ISLAND – LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE REZONING
An Article 78 lawsuit has been filed against the the City’s egregious May 2021 rezoning on Governors Island. …

Lawsuit filed against the Governors Island Rezoning

no to this

Scroll down to see the initial petition.
UPDATE: The lawsuit against the 2021 Governors Island rezoning was dismissed by the judge on Dec 8th, 2022. The notice of appeal was filed on Dec 14th, 2022.
The  amended  petition is posted HERE. It adds SEQR (environmental) elements to the claims of Deed violations of the original petition (below) as well as numerous additional plaintiffs. …