Yesterday treated us to zany new renderings of Coney Island; today, let's spirit across the bay to Governors Island, which is still seeking some sort of development plan months after the four proposals drawn up last year got brutally shot down. What's in and out in the latest Governors thinking? A Curbed primer:
IN: The New York Harbor School, which will occupy a "small part" of the island (lucky bastards)
IN: Amazingly, The Gondola, still (presumably to be scuttled once its hype purposes are exhausted)
OUT: A childrens' theme park plan from Nickelodeon (damn!)
OUT: Any hope a master developer will be selected "for quite awhile"
OUT: Our general patience with anything Governors Island-related
So what of these new renderings, then? Turns out they're just teasers for the next phase of the design process, in which the city will invite designers for a scheme to develop a promenade around the island and remake 25 to 40 acres of parkland on the southwest corner overlooking the Statue of Liberty. "As many as five of the park proposals will be chosen and put on exhibit by next summer before a final plan is chosen," amNY reports. (We've seen how this movie ends. Please hold your laughter until the credits roll.)
Ahead: three more renderings of things that will never actually exist!
· Isle Try Again [NYPost]
· Governors Island Weighs New Look [amNY]
· Govs Island Gondola Dreams Live (Maybe) [Curbed]
· Governors Island Revamp Update: Four Visions of Nothing [Curbed]