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Governors Island’s glamping retreat gets new tiny cabins from $595/night

Collective Retreats is bringing five plush tiny cabins to its campsite on the island

Governors Island will have expanded hours, a new ferry this year

One of New York’s best seasonal destinations will have new things to do this year

Governors Island will turn 1870s military building into permanent arts space

The Arts Center at Governors Island will debut in September

How will rezoning transform Governors Island’s evolving landscape?

Like most of the rapidly changing waterfront of New York City, this liminal landscape may soon be radically transformed

Governors Island rezoning process is now underway

The city has officially initiated the public review process.

What’s ‘glamping’ like on Governors Island?

Collective Retreats offers a glimpse of how the Trust for Governors Island is experimenting with and rethinking the future of public space

Governors Island will debut outdoor ice skating rink this summer

Now you can keep ice skating on your list of summer activities.

Watch NYC-set films on Governors Island this summer

Beginning in June, Governors Island will host its first outdoor film series during late Fridays.

Governors Island will stay open late on Fridays this season

The island will stay open until 10 p.m. on Fridays beginning Memorial Day weekend.

Governors Island is gearing up to rezone for new development

Rezoning could lead to 4.5 million square feet of new development.

This year, you’ll be able to go camping on Governors Island

Collective Retreats, a luxury glamping company, will bring "overnight lodging" to the island.

Governors Island’s 2018 City of Dreams Pavilion finalists announced

The annual arts festival will announce the winner at the end of this month.

Governors Island looks to add new food, entertainment venues to island’s attractions

The trust managing the island has recently released to RFPs to that effect.

Hang out on Governors Island after dark this Friday

Enjoy a rare opportunity to catch a sure-to-be-stellar sunset from the island, which will extend its hours to 10 p.m. this week.

For the first time ever, Governors Island will remain open for the fall

Get excited, New Yorkers: Governors Island will stay open until October 31, giving you the chance to experience the summer hot spot in the fall.

Coming to Governors Island: a sculpture made of 300,000 recycled cans

Figment NYC will bring its annual art festival to the island in early June, and its annual City of Dreams Pavilion will be made from recycled aluminium cans that have been melted down and cast in huge clay molds.

Governors Island sues construction bigwig over shoddy work

The Trust for Governors Island alleges that Turner Construction and a subcontractor delivered sub-optimal results, and wants $5 million to compensate for damages.

Governors Island will open a month early this year

That’s one extra month to enjoy all of the nature, kayaking, eating, and events New York’s low-key best park has to offer.

Governors Island wants New Yorkers to weigh in on its year-round plans

Through a new cube-shaped chalkboard installation named #GovIsland365, visitors are encouraged to write their ideas that will later help shape an official Request for Expressions of Interest that will determine the island's annual offerings.

Free kayaking returns to Governors Island

The previous dock was located at Pier 101 on the island but was destroyed beyond repair in 2014. With funds provided by the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s office, the floating dock however has come to back to life.

Photos: Governors Island’s new Hills welcome visitors

It’s a big day for Governors Island: The Hills, four manmade elevations that have been in the works for several years, officially opened to the public. See how the day went down through Instagram photos.

On Governors Island, the world's smartest hill

The Hills on Governors Island are a perfect example of the hallmark of 21st century design: objects that are hybrids, part manmade and part natural. Karrie Jacobs examines the engineering behind the landscape.

On Governors Island, a historic monument is prepped for its next century

Placed atop Fort Jay's Archway on Governors Island, the Fort Jay Eagle or the Trophée d’Armes sculpture as it is officially known is now considered one of the earliest examples of a domestically carved monumental sculpture.

Write graffiti—legally—on a historic Governors Island house this summer

Cool activity alert! This summer, head to Governors Island for one of Writing On It All’s sessions, which promotes legalized (and site-specific) graffiti as a form of self expression.

Photos: Figment NYC Brings Wacky Sculptures, Minigolf to Governors Island

Check out the public art coming to Governors Island this summer as part of the 10th annual Figment NYC festival.

What to Do On Governors Island This Weekend

One of NYC's best free attractions, Governors Island, is opening for the summer. Get the scoop on the new things to see, best events, and more.

Governors Island's Man-Made Hills Now Have a July Opening Date

Though the Hills are opening almost two months after the rest of the Island's attractions open to the public, they've still been completed over a year ahead of schedule. The Hills will have NYC's longest slide when complete.

The Hills in the Harbor

Take a sneak peak at Governors Island's newest attraction: three man-made hills that allow visitors to climb 70 feet above the New York Harbor for some of the most jaw-dropping views around.

Floating Forest of Free Food to Dock in NYC This Summer

The barge, called Swale, will moor at Governors Island, plus Brooklyn and the Bronx. Visitors will get to pick their own produce!

Governors Island May Become a 'Year-Round Destination' Under New Proposal

Governors Island's New Rolling Hills Will Open This Summer

Coming to Governors Island: A Pavilion Made of Coat Hangers

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Governors Island's Rolling Hills Are Ready for Your Instagrams

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Pope Francis Visits NYC: Where He Will Be, and Where You Should Go Instead

Could the City of New York Build a "Sixth Borough"?

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See Where New York City Parks Are Being Beautified & Built

Pool-Equipped Day Spa Approved for Governors Island

New York's Zany Floating Pool Will Test 10 Potential Locations