Big Guns Aimed at Lower Manhattan
We've always been curious about Governors Island, and a couple of summers ago (just prior to the island opening for public tours) a friend shot a documentary on the island, and allowed me to assist. We were given carte blanche access to the island - including building interiors and areas that are now off-limits. Unfortunately, we didn't bring our camera...
Back in June, we returned to Governors Island, this time as regular old tourists. Still - armed with our trusty digicam this time - we had fun documenting as much of the place as they'd allow us into (and a couple of spots they wouldn't).
The island is open Tuesday - Thursday for guided historic tours, but we recommend Fridays and Saturdays, when you can get a short National Parks Service tour, wander around by yourself (about 1/3 of the island is open), and even picnic on one of the lush green lawns. Ferry hours and special events are here.
Governors Island Photoset on Flickr