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Governor’s Island

Christine  and I thought we might take a look at the changes to Governor’s Island since the City bought it from the Coast Guard for $1. We joined a long line for the GI Ferry but it didn’t take long to get through the ticket office  to the waiting area–pleasant surprise! Fare is only $1 return for Seniors. For entertainment there was a very loud Rock band and great fun dodging the cycling crowd. Christine managed to get a free glass of a local craft ale for us–which, in the heat of the day, was most acceptable. There was not much to see; the old 9-hole golf course  which I played many years ago is now an island fair with municipal and commercial stalls. But, the Island does offer some of the most spectacular views of New York harbor: Click on the pictures for best detail:

Approaching the Island with the Brooklyn skyline as a backdrop

Approaching the Island with the Brooklyn skyline as a backdrop

 

The old familiar dock

The old familiar dock

 

Waiting to get off . . .

Waiting to get off . . .

 

. . . . waiting to get on

. . . . waiting to get on

 

View of Manhattan from the GI dock

View of Manhattan from the GI dock

 

Substantial buffer . . .

Substantial buffer . . .

 

Tranquility in the bustling East River . .

Tranquility in the bustling East River . .

 

Sad reminder of past glories

Sad reminder of past glories

 

The World One tower framed in the Island's trees . . .

The World One tower framed in the Island’s trees . . .

 

Picnic view . . .

Picnic view . . .

 

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Public transport depot

Public transport depot

 

Sitting in the shade for a bit . . . .

Sitting in the shade for a bit . . . .

 

 . . . our final view from the island.

. . . our final view from the island.

 

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2 Responses

  1. I very much enjoy the sight seeing via your excellent photos.

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