Monday, June 23, 2008

Alas....Governors Island

Photo by: Amy H.

One of the beautiful things about living in NYC is the endless amount of exploring there is to be accomplished. If you find yourself with nothing to do, or have an open day, you can always look on the many websites that cater to this very type of theme. Some of the better sites i like to visit are Time Out: New York, and Forgotten NY. This past friday i took off work to ride with a friend to the small Governors Island. Before i decided to head there i, of course, did some research on the island and what to expect when i got there. i found out that the ferry runs out of NY every hour on the hour, and departs Gov. Island every half hour, and the best part is it's free!

Upon hearing this good news me and my friend Amy packed a lunch and Griffin and headed out to the island for an afternoon (yes you can take your own bike on the ferry). The first thing we did when we arrived was rent Amy a bike (they rent bikes out for free on Fridays). Once we did this we took the bikes and headed for a small patch of grass and had a picnic and looked at the view of Manhattan while relaxing under the shade of the trees. The fun part about Governors Island is that it is very bike friendly, and has many trails to ride around the neighborhoods which are kept up by the ground keepers in their original state. There are several landmarks here which have signs posted giving the viewer a chance to learn a bit about each plot.

If you happen to find yourself with nothing to do there are several events going on this summer which include concerts, the orchestra, and many festivals including some great artsy and cultural events. i hope you enjoy our pictures as much as we enjoyed the ride!

(for more on Governors Island, just click on the title of this post)

1 comment:

Michael said...

Great post!! I was just thinking about going and checking this out the other weekend and didn't do it. Now I really want to!