Having been curious about Governor’s Island for quite a long time (a girl in my 8th grade class lived there since her dad was in the Coast Guard), I finally went to visit earlier this summer to see the place with my own eyes.
If you don’t know the Island, it’s a short ferry ride away from the tip of southern Manhattan . While long on military history, the place has been having a bit of an identity crisis for the past 10 years, ever since it was vacated by the US Coast Guard, its last military occupant. Fortunately, change is afoot thanks to the efforts of the State, City and the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation. (more…)