Letter to CB1 Regarding Trust’s ‘Climate Center’ Briefing 11/16/22

GI development zones map

(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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Historic District lighting – LPC hearing Tues Oct 11th – Testimony

Proposed lighting - Gi historic district

Below is some of the written testimony presented to The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) prior to their Tuesday, October 11, 2022  hearing regarding Trust For Governors Island’s (TGI) proposal for new outdoor lighting for Governors Island (GI). The TGI proposal includes completely out-of-character intimidating 35ft light poles with obtrusive overly bright lighting for the historic district. …

Regarding Open House New York’s 2/8/22 GI event

GI shadow sweeps

Subject: 2/8/22 Projects in Planning – Governors Island Issues
The event:
Open House New York,
Towards Open House New York’s goal, “to deepen public awareness and understanding of notable developments on the boards across the five boroughs”, this email aims to supplement information presented by the Trust for Governors Island. …

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

No to this

Sunday May 30, 2021
Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
governorsislandcoalition[AT]gmail.com | (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? – curbed.com 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 curbed.com]
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, …