Governor’s Island is basically awesome
I did an all-day scavenger hunt yesterday through Metro Metro (they’re awesome) that took place mostly on Governors Island. I had never been there and honestly had to look up where it was (wee bit southeast of South Street Seaport in Manhattan) and what mode of transportation you use to get there (answer). Even though I was running around like crazy looking for a Latvian flag, a hatless man on a building, the building 12 fallout shelter’s capacity, a missing pillar, and a fireman’s profile, I had an amazing time taking in all that the island has to offer.
Here’s how the island got purchased:
Among the many things to do on the island, you can have a picnic, explore old living quarters, hear a storyteller, learn about the old hospital and castle (formerly used as a jail), rent bikes, see some cool cannons and eerie rocking horses at Ft. Jay, explore new art projects, learn about military activity, and of course have a beer on water taxi beach. I urge you to go and check out this gem. More activities happening on the island, its history, and visiting information can be found here. I’ll go back.