Come Visit the Island
Information stand near Soissons Landing
Governors Island, a former military base, is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, and only a short ride from Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn. The British colonial assembly in New York decreed that the island was to be given to the Royal Governor's of New York for their private use. The island later became known as "The Governor's Island" eventually losing "The" and the apostrophe, leaving the current name as it stands today,"Governors Island".
Come see the 30 new acres of park and public spaces before the summer season ends.