A guide to Governors Island by Seymour B. Durst

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Avery Classics (Offsite) copy: From the library of Seymour Durst with his bookplate.

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Statementprepared by the staff of Base New York, with the able assistance of the Enlisted Mens" Wives Club of Governors Island, who undertook to help as a community project
The Physical Object
Pagination67 p. :
Number of Pages67
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Open LibraryOL25606606M

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A new landmark in the harbor, Governors Island is a popular seasonal destination open to the public May 1-October For almost two centuries, the Island was closed to the public, operating as a military base for the U.S.

Army and, later, the Coast Guard. Today, an award-winning new park is complemented by dozens of unique historic buildings, educational and cultural facilities,a rich arts.

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Guilford, Connecticut: Globe. Governors Island, comprises only a portion of the former Governors Island military post, which increasingly surrounded the forts between the late 19th and mid 20th centuries when the base served as an important command headquarters.

The United States Army continuously occupied Governors Island between andafter which it became. It's possible just to grab a book and a beach towel and go hang out. • The architecture on Governors Island resembles a college campus.

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The role that Governors Island played in the end of the Cold War had implications for the island. The “Peace Dividend” realized by the end of the Cold War resulted in the closing of base inending its use as a military installation in New York harbor since Text from National Park Service website.

Pictures of Admiral’s House. Governors Island has become New York City’s “Playground for the Arts,” hosting art installations, cultural events, food festivals and performances. Some of the annual highlights include the Jazz Age Lawn Party, City of Water Day, performances for the River to River Festival, and the barbeque celebration: Pig Island.

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