Governors Island design competition under way

WNYC News, June 20, 2007

What to do with Governors Island has been a running question for a decade, ever since the Coast Guard stopped using the 192-acre island off the tip of Manhattan. So far, efforts to develop the island have never gotten off the ground. Now a design competition is under way to turn much of the island into new public parkland in the hope of attracting visitors – and businesses. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter reports.