M.A.G.I.C. Receives HDC 2024 Grassroots Preservation Award 6/18/24

M.A.G.I.C. Receives HDC 2024 Grassroots Preservation Award

Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.) will receive a Historic Districts Council 2024 Grassroots Preservation Award Tuesday, June 18, 2024 6:00 PM at Saint Mark’s Church in the Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, NYC.
See “The Future of Governors Island? – M.A.G.I.C. 6 minute presentation” HERE
Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.) was co-founded in November 2020 by long time Governors Island devotees and lower Manhattan residents Roger Manning and Allie Ryan to advocate for maintaining the incredibly unique green open space quality of Governors Island, …

Governors Island Building 140 Re-design – June 4th, 2024 LPC Hearing

Governors Island Building 140 - LPC Hearing

June 4th, 2024 9:30am Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Public Hearing/Public Meeting.
Re-design (upscaling) proposed for Governors Island Building 140 – Governors Island Historic District (Brick Building to the left when coming off the Manhattan ferry).
Attend in person OR online.
Approximate Time:
Manhattan – Block 1 – Lot 111 Zoning R3-2,C4-1 CD: 1
10:45 am – …

Community Briefing: Center For Climate Solutions On Governors Island – Oct 26

In-person Community Briefing:  Center For Climate Solutions On Governors Island – Oct 26 in Battery Park City. (There will be a repeat on Nov 14.)
For details and to register visit:
When Governors Island was turned over to NYC in 2003, people worked very hard to have it be a public place and not fall into the hands of private developers. …

Historic District lighting – LPC hearing Tues Oct 11th, 9:30am. Testimony Needed

Proposed lighting - Gi historic district

M.A.G.I.C statement below
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hear the Trust For Governors Island’s (TGI) proposal for new outdoor lighting for Governors Island (GI). It includes completely out-of-character intimidating 35ft light poles with obtrusive overly bright lighting for the historic district. …

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

no to this

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 :
Remote Hearing (Virtual Room 1)
The more of us witnessing, …

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):
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:
#GovernorsIsland #TreesNotTowers #DefendGI #Pagganck #LessIsMore #OpenSpace …

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

Thursday, May 6, 2021 – 12:00 noon
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.

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. …

“Comprehensive Planning” bill Press Conference Tues, 3/16/21


Press Conference: CityWide People’s Land Use Alliance is appalled by Speaker Johnson’s misrepresentations regarding his “Comprehensive Planning” bill
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 16th, 12 pm (rain or shine)
Where: Outside City Hall on the east side across from One Centre Street
Media Contact: Kirsten Theodos – kirstentheodos@gmail.com
A citywide group of over 30 community organizations is hosting a press conference featuring nine speakers. …

City Planning Commission re GI – March 1, March 17

City Planning Commission regarding Governors Island Rezoning – Another post-hearing followup will take place at the City Planning Commission (CPC) on 3/1 at 1:00PM (for CPC agendas and meeting details click HERE). It is expected that CPC will vote on this application during their 3/17 session. Afterwards, the ULURP application will move to the City Council who is expected to hold a hearing sometime in April. …