More photos on flickr: Governor's Island Set
Governor's Island is now open! Mike told me about this several weeks ago and we've been wanting to check it out. It was pretty neat to take the free 5 minute ferry ride over. We went on Saturday afternoon, after a lovely but pricey brunch at Sarabeth's to celebrate a friends birthday. Despite the downpour, we decided to take our chances and headed on over. I didn't really know what to expect but it turned out much better than I thought. We had so much fun, yet we were still in the city. Governor's Island is still a work in progress but they plan on implementing many eco-friendly solutions such as, free Bike Rental*on Fridays! Unfortunately, we were there on a Saturday so we paid, but it was totally worth it.
I'm not a history buff, but there's something about visiting historical places that moves me. I may not know anything about where I am or what I'm looking at; but being here and seeing for myself what's existed for decades before I was even born is quite amazing.
*Bike Rentals are only free for the first half an hour as advertised on the website.