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’ …

Governors Island rezoning inches closer to final vote – The Real Deal 5-11-21

Proposal was approved with a few changes
New York
May 11, 2021 04:46 PM
By Kathryn Brenzel
The rezoning of Governors Island is nearing a final vote, albeit with a few tweaks and limitations on new development.
The City Council’s land use committee on Tuesday voted in favor of the proposal, …

5-11-21 City Council Committees Votes on Governors Island Zoning

Thanks to all who have been calling, emailing, one-clicking city councilmembers!
Here’s the Info for the 5-11-21 City Council committee meetings to vote on the proposed Governors Island upzoning:
Watch here (no public testimonies for these):
https://council.nyc.gov/livestream
Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises 5/11/2021 10:00 AM
Remote Hearing (Virtual Room 1)
Committee on Land Use 5/11/2021 11:00 AM
Remote Hearing (Virtual Room 1)
Click on the meeting links here to get to agendas and various documents:
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/Calendar.aspx
#GovernorsIsland #TreesNotTowers #DefendGI #Pagganck #LessIsMore #OpenSpace …

PRESS RELEASE: M.A.G.I.C. – No to the Governors Island Upzoning – May 11th City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 7, 2021
CONTACT:
Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
governorsislandcoalition[AT]gmail.com | (email to request phone #)
https://govislandcoalition.org
The current upzoning proposal for Governors Island must be withdrawn.
Individuals, community groups, candidates rally in support of preserving the incredibly unique green open space quality of Governors Island.

M.A.G.I.C. Press Conference Thurs, May 6, 2021, 12:00 noon

May 6th 2021 M.A.G.I.C. press conference map

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
Thursday, May 6, 2021 – 12:00 noon
CONTACT:
Roger Manning,  Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
governorsislandcoalition[AT]gmail.com | (email for phone #)
The current upzoning proposal for Governors Island must be withdrawn.
Individuals, community groups, candidates rally in support of preserving the incredibly unique green open space quality of Governors Island.

M.A.G.I.C. 4-20-21 Gotham Gazette op-ed: With ‘Friends’ Like That …

gothamgazette op-ed header 4-20-21

Opinion
With ‘Friends’ Like That — Friends of Governors Island’s Misguided Plan
April 20, 2021 | by Roger Manning & Allie Ryan
The Friends of Governors Island’s (FGI) main rationale for the proposed Governors Island Rezoning Plan — making Governors Island financially self-sufficient and accessible year round — isn’t supported and doesn’t justify turning the “172-acre oasis” …

Press Release: 57 AGAINST, 23 IN FAVOR –  APRIL 5TH GOVERNORS ISLAND CITY COUNCIL HEARING

a M.A.G.I.C. plan for the Governors Island “development zones”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2021
Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
https://govislandcoalition.org
MEDIA CONTACT: Roger Manning  GovernorsIslandCoalition AT gmail.com
Press Release: 57 AGAINST, 23 IN FAVOR –  APRIL 5TH GOVERNORS ISLAND CITY COUNCIL HEARING
On Monday April 5th the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises held the only scheduled City Council public hearing regarding the Trust For Governors Island up-zoning proposal for the island’s southern area. …

Op-ed: Governors Island: Can the Trust be trusted? – Village Sun 4/6/21

Governors Island: Can the Trust be trusted?
April 6, 2021
BY ROGER MANNING | Governors Island, first used by the Lenape people, was the first Dutch settlement in New York and instrumental in the escape of Washington’s army in 1776. The island, formerly an Army and then a Coast Guard base, …

Mon April 5th, 10am – The Only NY City Council Governors Island rezoning public hearing

City Council hearing April 5, 2021

Monday April 5th, 2021 10am online.
UPDATE: Written Testimony accepted via email until
Weds. April 8th 4pm.
Send to landusetestimony@council.nyc.gov
Send even if you testified on zoom.
Share widely.
Your email Subject line should indicate opposition to the proposed Governors Island rezoning
The zoning application numbers are Application No. …

NY City Planning Commission Sells Out Governors Island – March 17, 2021

City Planning Commissioners 3-17-21

NY City Planning Commission Governors Island Vote Result March 17, 2021.

The Governors Island rezoning plan with modifications Passed. 7 Commissioners voted YES, One Commissioner voted NO and 3 Commissioners Abstained.

YES
Lago, Knuckles, Burney, Cappelli, Douek, Eaddy, Knight, Ortiz

NO – concern about height and financial sustainability
Marin

ABSTAIN – …