City eyeing Governors Isle control

New York City is making a renewed bid to control Governors Island, arguing that the island needs a more certain funding stream.

The state and city split responsibility for funding Governors Island and share control of its board. This year, Governor Paterson left Governors Island out of the budget, but after protesting for months, local elected officials succeeded in getting the necessary funding.

The city’s proposal of taking over the island first surfaced during that budget uncertainty, and Nazli Parvizi, commissioner of the mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, repeated the idea at Community Board 1’s Waterfront Committee meeting last month.