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Governors Island

Map & Directions 10 S.
New York, NY 10004


Village Voice's Description

A decommissioned military base just west of Brooklyn, this tiny island has tours of the historic forts that protected New York. The ferry over is $5.

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  • Right as you exit the ferry to Governor’s Island, make a left and walk along the water where there is a great opportunity for a Panoramic Stitch that incudes Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • PHOTO: Manhattan rises out of the fog in this aerial shot, taken above Governors Island in 1950, at the link!

  • City of New York on 02/15/12

    The Governors Island ferry runs from this c. 1909 steel-faced, Beaux-Arts style survivor, a lone holdout from the days when ferry terminals lined the East River waterfront.

  • Charles E. on 03/15/12

    Please don't pee in the water, it's dirty enough as it is...

  • MoMA on 06/17/13

    Battery-Maritime Building is a MoMA: Landmarks of Modern Architecture Scavenger Hunt location! Show your checkin at MoMA (6/17-7/31) to receive $5 off 1 regular admission ticket! http://bit.ly/13Acm3l

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    With more than 200 poets from over 50 poetry organizations scheduled to attend, the New York Poetry Festival takes place alongside the... More on Governors Island »


    Missing the good old days of childhood when being frozen during a game of tag was the only thing you had to stress over? Relive the bliss... More on Governors Island »

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    With its lush lawns, decaying, and abandoned houses, Governor’s Island can feel like a performance installation even before the first... More on Governors Island »

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