Stuccoing of 19th-Century Governors Island Red-Brick Ordnance Storehouse Approved

In addition to re-facing to prevent further damage to the porous, water-damaged brick, work will aid expansion of tenant artists’ colony. On May 9, 2017, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved an application by the Trust for Governors Island to reclad an 1870s building constructed as an ordnance storehouse in stucco, with other alterations. The 300-foot-long two-and-a-half story building is part of the Governors Island Historic District. The red brick Romanesque Revival storehouse served as … <Read More>

Demolitions in Governors Island district approved

Late-period buildings dating from the island’s time as a military base will be cleared for open space. On July 26, 2011, Landmarks approved the Trust for Governors Island’s proposal to demolish six buildings and install landscaping in the Governors Island Historic District. The buildings are located in the southeast corner of the historic district and include a wood-frame garage, a mechanical shop, a ferry waiting room, two transformer buildings, and an exercise studio attached … <Read More>

City gains control over Governors Island

Image: Courtesy of West 8 / Rogers Marvel Architects / Diller Scofidio + Renfro / Mathews Nielsen / Urban Design +

City-controlled operating entity will be responsible for implementing island’s recently released redevelopment master plan. On April 11, 2010, the City and State announced an agreement that would transfer to the City primary responsibility for operating Governors Island and for implementing the development goals of the Governors Island Park and Public Space Master Plan. The … <Read More>