Exploring Governors Island in New York City

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So it is a beautiful Sunday here in New York
City. And we decided to take the ferry over to Governors Island. It is less than half
a mile from lower Manhattan. So here we are just enjoying nature, walking around and I
think we’re going to go grab some food soon because, as usual, we’re hungry. So right now we are visiting Castle Williams
and over the years this place has been a fort, a prison and now a community center so it
is pretty cool. They have some interactive art and music happening. So yeah, we’re just
taking a little tour. So far I’m really enjoying the relaxed vibe
of this island. It is just so calm here. And there are these really neat things to do.
Like there is a little flea market behind us. We know where to go when there is a fork and
a knife. Alright, so we just hit up a little food truck.
And we’ve got burritos and quesadillas. I don’t know what you’re having for lunch but
my lunch looks awesome. Ha. Alright, so I’m starting with the burrito. Mmmm. That is quite nice. I’m starving so
honestly anything would taste good right now. Looks like we’ve got dessert over here. Yeah,
so we were craving a little sweet treat after that lunch. Which was just okay., So over
here we have organic apple cider ice cream sandwich donuts. Which is something I’ve never
had before. It looks amazing. It is a little melty. I’ve never had that either. I’ve had
homemade ice cream sandwiches. Doughnut form? How is that? Oh, yeah. Wow. That is amazing.
A little messy. And it is melting fast because it is so hot out. So I’m just going to eat
it. So after stuffing our beaks, what do we do?
Well, we found the hammock grove which is a lovely little spot with lots of hammocks
where you can just hang out and digest your meal pretty much. Siesta time huh? Oh, yeah. So right now we’re touring the Commanding
Officer’s quarters. Let’s have a look. So the home is empty now and all of the furniture
has been removed but it has kind of been turned into a like a little art gallery. So you’ll
notice that there are paintings on the walls but that is it. Everything else is bare. And
I love how on this island you can just kind of walk into these homes and just like you
know. Yeah, they have big welcome flags so that
you can just go in, have a look and see what the home was once like. Alright, and that concludes our visit to Governors
Island. It was just a short trip. Um, one of the things that we noticed was that the
island is even smaller than what we expected. It is the kind of place that you can probably
visit in two to three hours including a lunch time.

8 comments

  1. Did you hear anything about the time capsule the elementary school Buried on the island back in the 90's

  2. Loved your video! we visited this year, and we had a great time over there. We recommended your video to our viewers, because in ours we focused in providing information about how to get there, how to avoid scams, schedules, prices and that sort of thing, but you guys showed lots of places in the island, which it's great.

  3. Governor's Island, Ellis Island, and Liberty Island. Then there is Roosevelt Island up the East River a bit, then Riker's Island where the East River meets the Long Island Sound.

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