Reporting Rich Lamb
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – If you’re not a fan of the beach and are looking for a different waterfront experience then you’re in luck.
The city opened Governors Island for the season on Friday. Visitors can catch a free ferry ride to go and enjoy biking, walking, minigolfing and various cultural events on the island.
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Last year, 443,000 people visited the island during the season and Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes that number will increase to 500,000 this year.
A signature exhibition by Mark di Suvero features 11 iconic works by the sculptor and is the largest outdoor presentation of his work in New York City in more than three decades.
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Governors Island is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays through Sept. 25.