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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.


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.


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.


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.


(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.


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.


Visitors at Governor Island in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

A Vacation In The City: Lots To See And Do On Governors Island

If you decided to stay in town this holiday weekend but looking for an escape, Governors Island is open and officials say they expect a half million visitors there this summer.



Governors Island Opens For The 2011 Season

If you’re not a fan of the beach and are looking for a different waterfront experience then you’re in luck.


This calico cat somehow washed ashore Governors Island in April, 2011. (credit:

Stray Cat Washes Up On To Governors Island

According to the Governors Island Blog, the cat may have caught a ride on some flotsam after being swept into a river during the recent floods in New Jersey.


Huda Alasali

Alleged Discrimination Rocks N.Y. Waterways

A New York Waterways employee has been suspended after telling two Muslim women to take off some of their religious attire.


Fall Equinox Festival

Free Fall Fun In The City

The city offers plenty of free (or almost free) outdoor activities, so get outside and make the most of it with some of these ideas!