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, …

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

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Scroll down to see the initial petition.
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. It’s approval by the court is pending.

An excellent Amicus Brief supporting the Article 78 Lawsuit against the 2021 Governors Island rezoning put together by John Low-Beer for the City Club of New York was filed July 25th, …

Press Release: Governors Island, the facts – City Council lets NYC down – Chin and and Rosenthal dismiss the public

No to this

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday May 30, 2021
CONTACT:
Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
governorsislandcoalition[AT]gmail.com | (email to request phone number)
https://govislandcoalition.org
Governors Island, the facts – City Council lets NYC down – Chin and and Rosenthal dismiss the public
On May 27th 2021 the New York City Council approved a rezoning that will bring in high-density high-rise development to the southern area of Governors Island which currently serves as a unique bucolic green oasis belonging to all New Yorkers. …

May 27, 1:30pm – Full City Council meeting info – the big GI Vote!

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Thanks to all who have been calling, emailing, one-clicking city council members! Keep it up!   –  https://govislandcoalition.org/take-action
Full City Council meeting May, 27 2021  1:30pm
This is the final vote on the proposed Governors Island upzoning.
Watch here :
https://council.nyc.gov/livestream
Remote Hearing (Virtual Room 1)
The more of us witnessing, …

Governors Island Hall of Shame 2021 – Cartoon and list

Governors Island Hall of Shame
The City’s awful rezoning approved on May 27, 2021 was not necessary to bring in a climate solutions center, but the not legally required climate center concept was necessary to sell the high rise, high density largely commercial rezoning to the public.
Here is a partial list of players willing to sell out the bucolic southern area of the island to high-rise high-density development. …

PRESS RELEASE 5-12-21: The Current Governors Island Rezoning Proposal Needs to be Withdrawn Completely

Trees Not Towers on Governors Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
CONTACT:
Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
governorsislandcoalition[AT]gmail.com | (email to request phone number)
govislandcoalition.org
The Current Governors Island Rezoning Proposal Needs to be Withdrawn Completely
On Tuesday May 11th the City Council Land Use Committee approved a severely inadequate set of modifications to the fiscally and environmentally irresponsible Governors Island rezoning proposal. …

City Council Land Use Vote May 11, 2021

Today the City Council Land Use Committee approved a severely inadequate set of modifications (see below) to the fiscally and environmentally irresponsible Governors Island rezoning proposal. These council members have set themselves up for a legacy to be known to usher a “Penn Station 1963 2.0” where a precious public jewel is greedily devoured at the taxpayers’ …