citynoise.org
What is Citynoise?..... Today's posts..... This month..... Recent Comments..... Contact..... RSS Feed.... Post your own Citynoise.....
http://www.citynoise.org  

browse by city

Brooklyn, NY (1189)
New York, NY (1017)
Toronto, ON (940)
Montreal, QC (433)
London, UK (316)
Houston, TX (297)
Oakland, CA (243)
Philadelphia, PA (209)
Seattle, WA (191)
Queens, NY (188)
complete city list

popular articles

Under the Donnersbergerbrücke
from: luna park
Untitled
from: David
Clouds and a Sink
from: David
Khon Kaen Temple
from: David
what's hot this month?

recent articles

Under the Donnersbergerbrücke
from: luna park
Untitled
from: David
Clouds and a Sink
from: David
Khon Kaen Temple
from: David
Changing of an Era
from: joey
Side Street Memorial...
from: Franny Wentzel
Taking Over Ads One Spot At A Time
from: luna park
Federal Bldg Visit
from: joey
Op Art Fences
from: joey
MET BY METRO FBA
from: METROFBACREW
read all today's articles

browse by author

Peter (1301)
Unknown (689)
joey (404)
jack (276)
EvilGentleman (274)
complete author list

hot topics

212
subway moscow
astoria ny
seattle wa
london street art
green point
central park
parkdale toronto
tokyo tower
brooklyn east 5th street
vancouver, wa
coney island island
tacoma bridge
NYC
108

Governor's Island

- CartLegger - Monday, June 18th, 2007 : goo

[previous] :: [next]

Its hard to believe this is the first post on citynoise about governor's island.

image 21259

It is one of my favorite spaces in the city, so close to all but with such a distant feel.

image 21260

It was only opened to the public in 2003, after 300 and some of years of military use.


image 21263

Those three centuries have left their mark on the landscape. While the rest of the city was shaped with the interest of accomodating teeming masses...

image 21262

...Governor's Island was all about triangulation, clear lines of fire, and billetting troops to protect the city in time of war--as well as keeping them in locked up!

image 21261

The cannons of Governor's Island, installed in Castle Williams and Fort Jay, never had to fire a shot in anger. But they were ready!

image 21264

Times are different now, and the landscape will soon be different, too.

The southern half (made of landfill from subway construction), will soon be transformed into one of NYC's newest parks.

What will it be? No one yet knows! I am following the selection process closely. You can too!

Read more about Governors Island's past:

www.govisland.com/Gallery/historic.asp

Read more about its future:
www.governorsislandalliance.org

I'll be following developments here and posting more photos over the summer...

This article has been viewed 16257 times in the last 7 years


Peter: 19th Jun 2007 - 01:47 GMT

i cant believe ive never been there! is there a ferry there or what? ill trade you a jaunt for a excursion...

CartLegger: 19th Jun 2007 - 01:50 GMT

yer on!

For everyone else:

www.govisland.com/Visit_the_Island/directions.asp

Comment on this article..

Name:

Type your comment here: Upload photos (opens in popup window)

[previous] :: [next]

search citynoise.org

recent discussions

Bedford-Stuyvesant
from: Jayar
A Schlepp Through Schenectady - Erie Boulevard
from: Franny Wentzel
Old School
from: Dr. Revolt
How Distant the Sky Looks from the Base of a Canyon
from: vz
Cat's Brave Battle with the Snow.
from: Catherine Penfold-Waxman
GE Schenectady Works Souvenir Booklet
from: Franny Wentzel
Scenes from a Little Town Called Jacksonville
from: Jones
A Rare Ruin in Bushwick
from: upfromflames
Festival of the Steel Phallus
from: serlingrod
America's Most Boring Towns: 12
from: Scott Sargent

from the archives

Brooklyn Motorcycle History


I am searching for information, photos and leads in my research on motorcycling history in Brooklyn. Brooklyn was the mecca for motorcycling in the early 1900's, and the time frame I'm interested in is 1900 through 1920. There were many...

Brooklyn Motorcycle History

recently viewed

Governor's Island
from: CartLegger
Cadena De Amor
from: Elicar
Slivers of History
from: Franny Wentzel
Sixy Girl Picture 6
from: Franny Wentzel
Secret Transmitter
from: Peter
He Is Heavy
from: joey
The Top 15 Skylines in the World
from: Luigi Di Serio
Fourth Floor Superimposed Over Evening Falling
from: aer suzuki
Typical Norwegian Food
from: Rune-Willem
Summer Dreaming
from: jack