REPS. MALONEY, NADLER APPEAL TO PREZ ONE MORE TIME FOR GOVS ISLAND HOURS DWINDLE, BUT REPS ARE HOPEFUL...
NEW YORK, NY - With just two days left in the final term of President William Jefferson Clinton, today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) and with Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn), sent a letter to President Clinton asking him to find an opportunity in the last hours of his days in the "Casa Blanca" to add areas of Governors Island, including Castle Williams and Fort Jay, to the list of National Monuments.
Below, is text from the letter Reps. Maloney and Nadler sent today to President Clinton:
"We are writing to offer our sincere congratulations to a few lucky new historic sites in Montana, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho and the Caribbean. However, we are also writing to let you know, Mr. President, that our optimism remains high that areas of Governors Island, located in your own new home state of New York, still have time to be named national monuments and join the ranks of these other historic sites.
"What better way to leave your mark on your final days in office then to use your executive powers to protect and preserve Governors Island; an island that you will undoubtedly fly over this weekend as you travel to your new home state after completing your last day of work in what has been a tremendous eight years of labor on behalf of the American people.
"In these final hours, and with just two short days remaining in your Administration, you certainly have a "historic" chance to preserve part of your new home forever. From one set of veteran New Yorkers to our new Empire-state resident and friend, we certainly hope that you act in these last precious hours of your administration..."