Real Estate

Locat­ed in the heart of New York Har­bor between Low­er Man­hat­tan and the Brook­lyn water­front, Gov­er­nors Island is home to unpar­al­leled devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties offer­ing the advan­tages of New York City with the feel­ing of being a world apart. Eight min­utes by fer­ry from the ener­gy and excite­ment of the City, the Island is home to an award-win­ning park, flex­i­ble, ground-up devel­op­ment sites and a cam­pus of over 50 charm­ing his­toric build­ings ready for their next chapter.


An Island Trans­formed for the Future

Trans­for­ma­tion of the Island into a vibrant, year-round pub­lic place with com­mer­cial, edu­ca­tion­al and non-prof­it uses is under­way. Over $400M has been invest­ed in build­ing sta­bi­liza­tion, infra­struc­ture, expand­ed trans­porta­tion and over 120 acres of open space, includ­ing a new park designed by West 8. Ten­ants have access to the Island year-round, and our pub­lic sea­son is grow­ing near­ly every year.


Enjoy a retreat-like cam­pus with prox­im­i­ty to all that New York City has to offer

Min­utes by fer­ry from Man­hat­tan and Brook­lyn, Gov­er­nors Island offers imme­di­ate access to New York City’s diverse tal­ent pool, lead­ing insti­tu­tions, busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty, and glob­al net­works. Despite its phys­i­cal prox­im­i­ty, the car-free Island and its vast pub­lic open space feel like a world away from the city, ide­al for edu­ca­tion, research and convening.


Photo by Gregory Gentert

A grow­ing com­mu­ni­ty of ten­ants and partners

The Island is cur­rent­ly home to year-round ten­ants includ­ing the New York Har­bor School, a pub­lic high school focused on mar­itime and STEM edu­ca­tion, the Low­er Man­hat­tan Cul­tur­al Council’s Arts Cen­ter, an artist res­i­den­cy pro­gram and pub­lic gallery, overnight res­i­den­cy pro­grams from Shandaken:Projects and the Insti­tute for Pub­lic Archi­tec­ture, QC NY spa. These are joined over two dozen cul­tur­al and edu­ca­tion­al part­ners, and a grow­ing num­ber of amenities.


A Con­nec­tion to New York Harbor

An expand­ed fer­ry net­work brings you to Low­er Man­hat­tan and Down­town Brook­lyn in min­utes, with addi­tion­al ser­vice through the grow­ing NYC Fer­ry Net­work. Enjoy water­front views of the Stat­ue of Lib­er­ty and city sky­line and a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty for users with need for direct water­front access.


Room to Grow

1M+ square feet of his­toric build­ings ready for adap­tive reuse and 33 acres of ful­ly enti­tled devel­op­ment area that can accom­mo­date new aca­d­e­m­ic, com­mer­cial, con­ven­ing, and cul­tur­al facilities.


Aerial view of The Exchange, showing the iconic forms designed to evoke the dramatic landscapes and hills of Governors Island. © SOM | Miysis


In April 2023, fol­low­ing a two-year com­pet­i­tive process, May­or Eric Adams and the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island announced the selec­tion of a new anchor insti­tu­tion for the Cen­ter for Cli­mate Solu­tions on Gov­er­nors Island. The New York Cli­mate Exchange, led by Stony Brook Uni­ver­si­ty, will be a first-of-its-kind, cross-sec­­tor non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to cli­mate research, solu­tion devel­op­ment, edu­ca­tion, work­force train­ing, and pub­lic pro­grams on Gov­er­nors Island. Click here to read the full announcement →