governors island pt. 1: the ferry

May 31, 2009 |  Category:   nyc outings














I love NYC. Even after having lived here pretty much all of my life, it never ceases to surprise me. There are always new places to discover or rediscover. On the weekend we decided to go to Governors Island at the last minute. It was THE perfect day – warm, but not humid, clear but with amazing looking clouds in the sky. What better day than to ride a ferry to someplace new? The island, which was used for military purposes up until about 10 years ago was turned over to the city of NY in 2003. It still seems undiscovered as most NYers will probably tell you that they’ve never been there, but stepping off the free 10 minute ferry ride from downtown Manhattan is like stepping to another time. More on the island in Part 2…

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  • mina May 31, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I love Governor’s Island! Bring a kite and double your fun! Also keep an eye out for art exhibits they do here. Somehow the island mystique makes the art have a haunting quality!

  • bronwyn May 31, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    So fun! My little one loves boats so we are taking a bay cruise next weekend for her birthday. Maybe we should take a ferry to Angel Island instead. I like Mina’s kite idea. Can’t wait to see more! By the way, I’m totally going to try that just condition thing. Thanks!

  • Shannalee May 31, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I love your daughter’s dress – you have such great taste!

  • Becca June 1, 2009 at 1:21 am

    This looks so gorgeous! I feel exactly the same way about London….although I’m dying to visit NYC!

  • ninja June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    What a great idea! My daughter has been asking me frequently to take a boat trip and this looks even more enjoyable to us parents than the IKEA watertaxi and/or Staten Island Ferry. Love the kite idea as well…

  • Sandy June 2, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Mia’s dress is amazing, very modern artish.

  • Jenna June 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Sandy, Shannalee, Mia’s dress is a dress I made from an old skirt of mine: