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]
– 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

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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

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:
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, …

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, …