Forum: Governors Island Redesign Competition

The proposals for the Governors Island open space redesign are in! The five finalists in the competition to design the Island’s open spaces will present their work at a public forum.

Meet the jury that will advise GIPEC on the selection of a design team for the Island’s open spaces.


City’s First Bike Share Planned for Governors Island

It ain’t the Velib, but yesterday it was announced that Dutch team West 8 would design a 40-acre park for Governors Island, which will include a fleet of 3,000 wooden bicycles free for use by island visitors. The Times reports: The design, commissioned by the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation, calls for transforming much […]

Governors Island to Serve as Testing Ground for NYC Bike-Share

Visitors to Governors Island will get to ride these bikes for free on Fridays this summer. Last December Streetsblog noted that a new park planned for Governors Island would include a bike-share fleet, scheduled to debut in 2012. Turns out the wait for free bikes will be a lot shorter. Starting this week, 250 bikes […]

Public Picks Grand Army Plaza Design

The people have spoken, choosing a design for Grand Army Plaza that connects it to Prospect Park, taking Flatbush Avenue underground and making pedestrians the primary users of the space. "Canopy," a plan submitted by a team of French designers, took people’s choice in the "Reinventing Grand Army Plaza" competition, sponsored by the Design Trust […]