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NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

About

Gov­er­nors Island is a 172-acre island in the heart of New York Har­bor. Just min­utes from Low­er Man­hat­tan and the Brook­lyn water­front by fer­ry, the Island is a pop­u­lar and unique des­ti­na­tion with an award-win­ning park com­ple­ment­ed by dozens of his­toric build­ings, year-round edu­ca­tion­al and cul­tur­al facil­i­ties, a rich arts and cul­ture pro­gram and 22-acre Nation­al Mon­u­ment man­aged by the Nation­al Park Service.

Look­ing ahead, the long-term vision for Gov­er­nors Island focus­es expand­ing pub­lic access year-round by enliven­ing it with trans­for­ma­tive pub­lic art and cul­ture, extra­or­di­nary recre­ation­al and open space, and research and edu­ca­tion ded­i­cat­ed to address­ing the glob­al cli­mate cri­sis. With unpar­al­leled his­toric, nat­ur­al and water­front resources, Gov­er­nors Island will be acti­vat­ed as a year-round, vibrant, and con­stant­ly evolv­ing pub­lic place and resource for all New York­ers to enjoy.

Today three enti­ties act as stew­ards and advo­cates: the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, the Nation­al Park Ser­vice and the Friends of Gov­er­nors Island.