Posts Tagged ‘Governor’s Island’

Chaps, Flappers and Fams Swinging on Govs. Island

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

“I was heading to Governors Island on the ferry Aug. 20 for the sixth biannual Jazz Age Lawn Party. Everyone was glad that the weather had turned out nicely—even during the event, the event’s organizers made an announcement saying how glad they were that people had the faith to come out despite the warnings of [&hellip
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More on U.N. Plan For Governors Island

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

Editor’s Note: Last week, West Side Spirit ran a letter signed by Mary Sue Daniels, office of the mayor, NYC Commission for the U.N., responding to a request to move the United Nations to Governors Island. The reader who submitted the letter, Scott Baker, of Common Ground NYC and Transportation Alternatives, submitted another letter published [&hellip
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Move the U.N. to Governors Island

Written by admin on . Posted in Uncategorized

To the Editor: You might be interested to know that I proposed this very thing in the spring of 2006 to various government offices and officials in the Mayor’s office (“Governors Island: A Different Idea,” open forum, April 29). My own selfish reason was because, at that time, the U.N. was standing in the way [&hellip
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Governors Island: A Different Idea

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

Gov. David Paterson recently relinquished the state’s one-half control of Governors Island to New York City, giving Mayor Michael Bloomberg complete authority over the future of the 172-acre property. Numerous proposals have been floated for this space, but few offer an appropriate use of the remaining land. I would like to propose a novel idea: [&hellip
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