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Articles about "Governors Island"

  • Whisk Away On Your Island Getaway By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 16, 2013

    New Yorkers always seem to have someplace to go, a deadline to meet, a friend to catch up with, or an errand to run, which keeps them on the go, on one of the smallest and most densely populated islands of Manhattan. Located at the mouth of the Hudson River, bustling Manhattan is surrounded by her smaller island cousins, like Governors Island, Staten Island, Fire Island, which are the most popular among others.

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  • From Shackles to Bicycles, Governors Island Is Wavering Another Transformation By Andrew O'Neill | July 02, 2013

    In 1935, Virgil Gill known as the Duke, was serving a ten year sentence at Castle Williams.  Little did prison officials know,he was planning his great escape.  As if we were watching an episode of Prison Break, “The Duke” took a job in the prison as a waiter.  Armed with just his wits, a top hat and his tuxedo, he was ready to make his move.

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  • Fun In The Sun At Figment NYC By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 07, 2013

    Figment is back in New York City, bigger and better as always. Mark your weekend calendar (June 8th and 9th) for this rain-or-shine event.

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  • Bloomberg Proudly Announces the Makeover of Governors Island By Stephanie Spencer | May 30, 2012

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and fellow officials were proud to announce on Thursday that the city will begin a new construction initiative on Governors Island, a former military base in New York Harbor, that will bring exhibits and other amenities to complement the area’s history and be a wonderful addition to Manhattan’s ever-evolving architectural heritage. Governors Island has been serving as an active destination for Manhattan apartment residents since it was given to the city two years ago by the federal government.

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  • Governors Island Getting $300 Million Facelift in 2013 By Daniel Muhlenberg | February 17, 2012

    The future looks bright for Governors Island. Late last year the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to invest $300 million into the first phase of overhauling the 172-acre island’s infrastructure and open spaces, renovations that will hopefully transform the island from an afterthought into one of New York City’s premier public parks and tourist destinations. Furthermore, if the renovations are successful, Governors Island may even become a popular Manhattan neighborhood among buyers and renters looking for new apartments.

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  • Welcome to LoLo, the Manhattan Neighborhood on Water By Justin Spees | December 02, 2011

    Governors Island, the small island below the tip of Manhattan, was a military post until 1996. Now it’s a seldom-traveled enclave where Manhattanites making day-trips by ferry can find rec fields and arts events. But the Center for Urban Real Estate, a newly established research group at Columbia that focuses on new development projects in New York City, sees it as an untapped development site. The center recently proposed building a land bridge out of millions of cubic yards of landfill between Manhattan and Governors Island. It calls the project LoLo, for Lower Lower Manhattan. This is how it works: A land bridge would remove the inconvenience of getting to the island, so developers would be more willing to build on it. The Center suggests that New York City then build a 92-acre national historical district, 3.9 million square feet of public buildings like schools, and 270 acres of open space on Governors Island, and in the process, generate $16.7 billion in revenue.

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  • Dave Matthews Band Caravan Announced By Robert Knapel | August 11, 2011

    As August winds down, people begin to come to the recognition that the summer is beginning to end. Kids will be going back to school in a few weeks and Labor Day weekend will be the last long break that many will have. However, there is one last chance to relax and end your summer in style.

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