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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
(credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's Office)

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

An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

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

(credit: Governors Island)

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

(file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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

Lower, Lower Manhattan

Plan: Extend Manhattan To Governors Island, With Help From Army Corps Of Engineers

We have SoHo and NoHo. Now there’s talk of “LoLo.” It’s the new neighborhood that would be developed along the southern tip of Manhattan.

11/23/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at City Hall - New York, NY - Jul 19, 2011 (credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

New York City Challenges Silicon Valley On High Tech Front

Silicon Valley might be the high tech capital of the world, but New York wants to change that.

07/19/2011

An East River Ferry boat is seen arriving at Greenpoint - Brooklyn, NY - Jun 30, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

East River Ferry Ridership Strong After Initial Free Period

After two weeks of free rides, East River Ferry officials say their new service from Brooklyn and Queens to Manhattan continues to exceed expectations.

06/30/2011

Photo credit: Governor's Island Blog

Governors Island Travel Guide: New York Harbor’s Weekend Gem

Governors Island is “hidden” weekend destination in New York Harbor sitting in plain view from both Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

06/15/2011

(credit: Figment NYC)

Figment NYC Brings Interactive Art To Governor’s Island

After making stops in Jackson and Boston, the Figment Project is coming to New York this weekend to transform Governor’s Island into a large-scale, collaborative art project for one weekend only.

06/11/2011

The NY Waterway ferry "Thomas Jefferson" departs the Port Imperial ferry terminal - Weehawken, NJ - Sep 25, 2009 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

NY Waterway Bringing New Ferry Service To East River

A new commuting option is coming for anyone tired of the East River bridges, tunnels, and subways.

06/01/2011

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