Single-ownership plan gains traction on Governors Island

January 15, 2010 11:01AM

After ongoing pains due to a split-share agreement between New York City and New York State, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is moving forward with a plan to take total control of Governors Island, the Villager reported. So far community groups are backing the proposal, which would result in a single-ownership arrangement and more funding from city officials. The Governors Island Alliance is one such group that thinks city ownership could benefit the popular parcel of land. “The island could be better off having a single owner and a single management structure,” Rob Pirani, executive director of the Governors Island Alliance, said, adding that the island sometimes “gets put on a heap and sometimes gets held hostage to other negotiations.”

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