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Governors Island was transferred from the Federal Government to the City and State of New York with a restricted deed: use had to be for public benefit, there could be no permanent housing, and all revenue had to be recycled into the island. So in 2018 when the de Blasio administration announced a massive rezoning for this incredibly unique green urban refuge in NYC, New Yorkers across the city were outraged.

In September 2020 amidst the CoViD-19 pandemic, the City resumed Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) and began fast tracking rezonings for Governor’s Island, Flushing, SoHo/NoHo and Gowanus and elsewhere. The proposal is three times as large than what was originally (proposed in 2013), and the main rationale for this intrusive project – financial self-sufficiency – is not justified. The Trust For Governors Island’s (TGI) own vague speculative projections state that financial self-sufficiency would not be achieved until 2050. Also, as Manhattan Community Board 1 (CB1) has pointed out, there is no mandate in the Deed that notes the Trust must become financially self-sustaining.

There is strong opposition to the city’s proposal for upzoning Governor Island’s southern area which will allow buildings as high as 300 feet (none of the buildings currently exceed 5 stories) while dangling a climate center as bait. Essentially an incredibly unique green urban refuge in NYC will become a backyard for a…

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