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

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Sunday May 30, 2021
Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
governorsislandcoalition[AT] | (email to request phone number)
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. …

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. …

What Could Governors Island Be? – 5-3-21

An aquatic garden, a film-set landscape, and more: Four fanciful transformation plans, commissioned by Curbed.
By Justin Davidson
[Posted 5-3-21 on]
What does Governors Island want to be when it grows up? That question has slouched around the place for a couple of decades now, frustrating officials who would like to see the place gainfully employed. …

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

gothamgazette op-ed header 4-20-21

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” …

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, …

For Governors Island, the wrong way forward -Daily News 2/28/21

By Jeffrey A. Kroessler (President of the City Club of New York.)
New York Daily News |
Feb 28, 2021 at 5:00 AM
When mayoral candidate Andrew Yang suggested that Governors Island would be a terrific place for a casino, the idea generated immediate scorn. What could be less appropriate for that public gem in the harbor? …

National Trust for Historic Preservation statement, Feb 16, 2021

National Trust for Historic Preservation

February 16, 2021
Calendar Information Office – 31st Floor 120 Broadway
120 Broadway
New York, NY 10271
RE: Governors Island Rezoning Application Number: N 210126 ZRM
Dear City Planning Commissioner:
The National Trust for Historic Preservation1 writes in opposition to the proposed rezoning of Governors Island in Manhattan, …

NYS Assemblymember Glick CPC Testimony, Feb 3, 2021

Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick

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Testimony of Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick
Submitted to the New York City City Planning Commission
Regarding the Governors Island ULURP Application
February 3, 2021
The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted every level of city life, including the processes through which future large scale developments are approved. …

MAS: Better Understanding of Development Trade-offs Needed in Governor’s Island Plan

Municipal Art Society of New York

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS)
Comment to the City Planning Commission
February 3, 2021
Although it has been under the City’s control for a relatively short time, Governors Island has quickly become one of New York’s most cherished destinations for its unique setting, open space, and historical significance. …