Day 2 – New York (Governors Island)

Walked out of the hotel to find out that 7 miles of Manhattan streets are closed to make it pedestrian friendly on Saturdays in August, until 1pm! Via subway we made our way to the Governor’s Island ferry terminal to step foot on the island for the first time in 37 years. It’s Coast Guard Day and we came into town for the Coast Guard Brats Reunion. It was great showing my fam where I lived and taking in the stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Manhattan, the new Freedom Tower, and of the tree-lined historic buildings of the island itself. We hadn’t planned on biking the island but since you could rent adult and kid bikes, and the island is car-free, it was a perfect way to sightsee for our bike-loving family. So, here are some sights from our day, including the delapidated Building 877, where I lived as a pre-teen. We ended our day leaving the island and feasting at Mario Batali’s “Eataly”, but since my iPhone ran out of juice, those pics from my D5000 will get posted after my vacay. It was a full day of fun and fond flashbacks from childhood. So grateful I got the chance to live on Governors Island, even if only for 3 years. It was an amazing chapter of my life. 🙂

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3 comments on “Day 2 – New York (Governors Island)

  1. […] p.s. I lived there as a kid, so maybe In biased, but, it was the first time for Nora and my hubby and they loved it! Here is a link to my Governor’s Island blog post… by Nora’s mom […]

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  2. […] * Building 877 on Governor’s Island and the Freedom Tower * The Freedom Tower from Castle Williams – Governor’s Island * Biking on Governor’s Island…and the Brooklyn Bridge * Day 4 – New York City (American Museum of Natural History, Babbo, Washington Square * Day 2 – New York (Governors Island) […]

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  3. […] they were inland their homes were spared from flooding. I also thought of Governor’s Island, which we just visited this past August, remembering the hurricane that hit in 1976 which I thought was going to sink our island. […]

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