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Four Finalists Chosen for Climate-Change Hub on Governors Island

Governors Island has its top four for a new climate hub. Four university-led teams are in the final stretch to win the right to build a new center for climate change and resiliency research on the 172-acre island, with proposals calling for everything from a “living lab” to deep-sea explorations. The finalists for the project […]

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Governors Island Climate Research Hub Hopefuls Include Ex-Bloomberg Deputy Mayor

Governors Island is awash in ideas for a new climate research hub on the New York Harbor haven — including from influential former deputy mayor Dan Doctoroff and several major universities. Doctoroff, who served as development czar under Mike Bloomberg, is among 37 individuals and groups who delivered 12 separate proposals to the Trust for […]

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What’s the Big Idea for Governors Island? A Climate Research Hub and New Development

Float it and they will come? Governors Island is on the cusp of bringing long-planned new development to the 172-acre land mass nestled between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, with aspirations to include a proposed climate change research facility. Finding an outfit to build and operate the resiliency hub, however, is a hurdle the island’s operating […]