Governors Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn.
The Trust is transforming Governors Island into a destination with great public open space, as well as educational, not-for-profit, and commercial facilities. In May 2014, 30 new acres of park and public spaces including a sunny terrace, groves of hammocks, ball fields, and monumental works of art opened for public use.
The Trust has also broken ground on the Hills, the crowning feature of the new park. In addition to the completion of the new park spaces and construction of the Hills, The Trust has nearly completed its ambitious infrastructure program to ready the Island for expanded tenancy and activity.