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The Trust for Governors Island is seeking hospitality operators to ground lease and redevelop five historic buildings, which will be operated year-round

Governors Island Trust Seeks Hospitality Operators 

The Trust for Governors Island on Thursday released two requests for proposals (RFPs) inviting operators of event, food and beverage, and hospitality venues to ground lease, redevelop and operate several buildings throughout Governors Island’s Historic District. The Trust is making available up to 45,000 square feet of space across five buildings within the Governors Island Historic District for adaptive reuse. 

The newly issued RFPs build upon the Trust’s recent milestone of opening Governors Island to the public year-round and support the long-term vision to expand visitor amenities while breathing new life into 50 landmarked former military buildings.  

“Governors Island has become a cultural and recreational ‘must see’ in New York City,” said Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development Maria Torres-Springer. She added  that the RFP release representeda critical step to also make the Island a full-service hospitality destination, spurring our economic recovery through tourism and job creation.”


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