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. …

Diana Switaj (CB1) Testimony to City Planning Commission Feb 3, 2021

New York City City Planning Commission
Public Hearing on Governors Island ULURP Application & Draft Second Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DSSGEIS)
Testimony by Diana Switaj, Director of Planning & Land Use
February 3, 2021
Good morning. My name is Diana Switaj, Director of Planning and Land Use at Manhattan Community Board 1 (CB1). …

Op-ed | Is the city set to privatize public parkland at Governors Island?

amny kirsten

amNY News 1/27/2021
Heads up, New Yorkers, the city appears set to privatize a huge chunk of our beloved Governors Island even though a restricted deed limits the island’s use to be for “public benefit.”
In 2018, the de Blasio administration announced a massive rezoning for this incredibly unique green urban refuge in New York City. …

Opinion: Wrong Vision for Gov. Island – Tribeca Trib 12/17/20

Dec. 17, 2020
By Lynn Ellsworth
Governors Island is public land and home to an excellent park that is self-supporting. Yet 33 acres of it is about to be redeveloped for glass towers under a bad rezoning plan pushed by Alicia Glen, the city’s gentrifier-in-chief and current head of the “Trust” that manages the island. …