Governors Island


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Governors Island,

173 acres (70 hectares), in Upper New York Bay, S of Manhattan island, SE N.Y. Bought from the Native Americans by the Dutch in 1637, it was the site of an early New NetherlandsNew Netherland,
territory included in a commercial grant by the government of Holland to the Dutch West India Company in 1621. Colonists were settled along the Hudson River region; in 1624 the first permanent settlement was established at Fort Orange (now Albany, N.Y.).
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 settlement (1624). The island received its name in 1698 (officially 1784), when the British set it aside as the colonial governors' residence. Historic landmarks include Fort Jay (completed c.1800) and Castle Williams (1811), a Civil War military prison. Governors Island served as a U.S. military base until 1966, then becoming the east coast headquarters and training center of the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1988 it was the site of a meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The Coast Guard decommissioned its base in 1997. The island was sold to New York for a dollar in 2003; New York City assumed primary responsibility for the island in 2010. The historic fortifications there are now a national monument. (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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The group is accepting donations to support the fabrication, installation, and maintenance of Governor's Cup on Governors Island by following the link to donate to the pavilion here: http://newyork.
26, Building 711, Governors Island, NY, 2003, a quasi-abstract close-up taken in the abandoned institution of the title, is one of these, as are the photographs of murals, Trash Can, Broadway Arcade, Times Square, NYC and Ferris Wheel Mural, Broadway Arcade, Times Square, NYC (both 2004).
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The expansion plan -- which includes proposed satellite campuses in Downtown Brooklyn and on Governors Island -- has been controversial among community leaders who say that the neighborhood is already overwhelmed by the NYU campus.
The stunning actress allegedly tried to disguise herself after appearing in a floppy hat and huge sunglasses, telling guests at Veuve Clicquot's Manhattan Polo Classic on Governors Island that she did not want to be recognised.
At the turn of the last century, polo matches on Governors Island in Manhattan were highlights of the New York social scene in which the Astors were a prominent fixture.
In addition, new and planned tourist destinations, such as the National September 11 Museum and Governors Island, which will re-open on May 23, 2015 after undergoing extensive site improvements, are attracting tourists from all over the World.
Slowly and steadily, redevelopment continues at Governors Island, which will be open to the public seven days a week for the first time this summer.
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