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 (242)
Philadelphia, PA (209)
Seattle, WA (191)
Queens, NY (188)
complete city list

popular articles

Side Street Memorial...
from: Franny Wentzel
what's hot this month?

recent articles

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
WTF Is Street Art Anyway?
from: luna park
Graf Trux 29: NYC
from: luna park
Existential Crisis at the Bus Station
from: Franny Wentzel
Old Oakland Facade
from: joey
Pretty Green House on a Block I Seldom Pass Through...
from: Franny Wentzel
read all today's articles

browse by author

Peter (1301)
Unknown (689)
joey (403)
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
vancouver, wa
brooklyn east 5th street
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 16096 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

Old Lachine Fire Station on 45th
from: EvilGentleman
Old Oakland Facade
from: joey
More Dicks?
from: JoeyD
Children's Lingerie
from: Catherine Penfold-Waxman
Fuck England
from: Peter
There Is No Surf in Cleveland
from: joey
Dry Dock #1, Brooklyn Navy Yard
from: NWhyC
How Distant the Sky Looks from the Base of a Canyon
from: vz
The Benny Farm Condemned Housing Projects
from: EvilGentleman
The Pearly Kings and Queens
from: Jamie

from the archives

With the Roar of Cars / and the Lulling of the Cafe Bars


parking meter or fortune teller? sticker on table at Blackwater Coffee

With the Roar of Cars / and the Lulling of the Cafe Bars

recently viewed

Governor's Island
from: CartLegger
Abandoned General Motors Plant
from: Peter
Sixy Girl Picture 2
from: Dylan K
Brooklyn Masonic Temple
from: Peter
Motorist Vs Courier
from: hool
Netherne Mental Asylum
from: Simon Cornwell
Side Street Memorial...
from: Franny Wentzel
Old School
from: Dr. Revolt
Falun Gong Pavilion
from: Biff
Bayside Acacia Cemetery
from: NWhyC