Governors Island

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Governors Island, New York, NY | Directions   10004

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Reviews for Governors Island

over a year ago

So Close Yet Still So Far – Governors Island is that often overlooked tree-filled space just a seven-minute, half-mile ferry ride from downtown Manhattan. Admired from a far, the island's visiting potential often ends there for most passerbys. Well, it shouldn't.

A lush historic area with arts and crafts, musical and theatrical performances--cultured by day, raging by night--the island offers precious getaway activities like traffic-free biking, jogging on the wave-splashing esplanade, reading on grassy hills, taking a tram tour, or just picnicking.

The diminutive island by New York standards at 172 acres offers big-time views of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Jersey.

Day trippers can rent a ride from the popular Bike and Roll, or catch a beer and burger at the volleyball-netted Water Taxi Beach--all with stellar views of the downtown skyline.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Citysearch Editorial Review – Open seasonally (generally June through October), the former military base is accessible only by a free ferry from the Battery Maritime Building; once on the island, visitors can partake in biking, art exhibits, performances, artist-designed miniature golf, picnics and tours.


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