The Hills Are Alive!

The Hills on Gov­er­nors Island are offi­cial­ly open to the pub­lic! The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island cel­e­brat­ed of the Hills open­ing day with a pub­lic rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mo­ny on July 19 attend­ed by Deputy May­or for Hous­ing and Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Ali­cia Glen, for­mer May­or Michael Bloomberg, elect­ed offi­cials, com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers and mem­bers of the public. 

Over 4,000 vis­i­tors joined to explore the Hills for the very first time, explor­ing the art and nature on Dis­cov­ery Hill, test­ing out the longest slide in NYC on Slide Hill, loung­ing on Grassy Hill and expe­ri­enc­ing the unpar­al­leled view of the har­bor and Stat­ue of Lib­er­ty on Out­look Hill. We even cel­e­brat­ed with plen­ty of com­pli­men­ta­ry ice cream!

Missed the action? Scroll through pho­tos from open­ing day, and make sure to add a vis­it to the Hills to your sum­mer buck­et list! 

"We built Governors Island for New Yorkers, by New Yorkers, to be a place that everybody shares, that embodies the openness that is our City and Nation."

Leslie Koch, President and CEO, The Trust for Governors Island