Bonus: There’s a Proposal to Fill-In NY Harbor from Lower Manhattan to Governors Island
Imagine if the next up and coming New York neighborhood was termed “LoLo.” Where would such a place exist? Right in between Governors island and Lower Manhattan, in Lower Lower Manhattan. The Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University proposed to fill the gap between the island and Manhattan in a fashion similar to Battery Park City – with landfill! According to the New York Times, the center estimates the project would take between 20 to 30 years and that it would create 88 million square feet of development, generating $16.7 billion for the city. However, the probability of such a project taking place is slim-to-none given strict regulation laws on landfill and the island’s recent booming tourism.
Join us for our upcoming tour of the Hidden Gems of Governors Island!