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Best Things To Do In NYC On Labor Day Weekend

New York City has Labor Day Weekend meals, festivals and fireworks galore across the five boroughs.

08/29/2014

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Cops: Woman’s Body Found In The Water Near Governor’s Island

Governor’s Island is a former military installation that is now a historic site and park. It’s a few hundred yards off the southern tip of Manhattan.

07/12/2014

Governors Island Fountain

Potable Water Restored On Governors Island As Upgrades Continue

Potable water has been restored on the former military installation of Governors Island, as a trust works to redevelop the island into an open public space.

06/19/2014

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Lack Of Drinkable Water At Governor’s Island Forces Visitors To Pay Up

If you plan on heading out to Governor’s Island this summer, you better bring some bottled water along.

05/31/2014

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Man’s Body Pulled From Water Near Governors Island

A man’s body was pulled from the water near Governors Island Friday morning.

05/30/2014

A view of the the  Statue of Liberty, as Liberty Island opens to the public on July 4, 2013 for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Governors Island To Reopen, Statue Of Liberty To Begin Summer Hours, On Memorial Day Weekend

Governors Island will reopen, and summer operating hours will begin at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, on Memorial Day Weekend.

05/01/2014

Mayor Bloomberg breaks ground on The Hills, new public park on Governors Island, and announces major gift from Wendy and Eric Schmidt to kick off private fundraising campaign, July 25, 2013
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Groundbreaking Held For New Governors Island Park

The Hills will be made of recycled construction and fill materials. The summit of the tallest Hill, 80 feet above sea level, will provide visitors with a 360-degree panorama of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan skyline, according to the city.

07/25/2013

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Person Killed While Loading Truck On Governors Island

A person was killed Friday morning in an accident that occurred as they loaded a truck on Governors Island.

07/05/2013

Governors Island implosion. (credit: CBS 2)

11-Story Building On Governors Island Successfully Imploded

At exactly 7:36 a.m., the 11-story brick apartment building that formerly housed Coast Guard families was brought down with 200 pounds of dynamite.

06/09/2013

Building 877, aka the Cunningham Apartments. (credit: The Trust for Governors Island)

City Plans To Demolish 11-Story Building On Governors Island

The controlled implosion at 7:36 a.m. Sunday may be visible in parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey, officials said.

06/07/2013

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys plays the Catalpa Festival. (Credit: Maria Ives)

The Black Keys Headline Catalpa Day 1; Is It New York’s New Annual Festival?

Ultimately, festivals are about the music. And Day 1 was headlined by The Black Keys, one of the biggest breakout rock bands of the past five years.

07/29/2012

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Thousands Take To Governors Island, Liberty State Park For City Of Water Day Festival

25,000 people were expected to attend the 5th Annual City of Water Day Festival throughout Saturday, according to spokesperson Roland Lewis.

07/14/2012

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FDNY Conducting ‘Live Burn’ Experiment To Develop New Tactics To Fight Fires

On Tuesday, members of the Fire Department of New York responded to a roaring blaze that they themselves started, as part of a national research project into how to battle fires more effectively.

07/03/2012

The Delancey's famous roofdeck is a great escape.

The 6 Best Outdoor Bars In New York

When the sun is shining and you want nothing more than a cold drink on a warm day, these are the haunts to hit up.

05/20/2012

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Workers Discover Cannonball At Governors Island Renovation Site

Workers were digging in the water and the cannonball, believed to be from the Civil War time period, was found in dirt that was scooped up by their backhoe, officials said.

02/02/2012

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