Governors Island’s New 30-Acre Park, Designed by West 8 is Open

May 29, 2014,AEDT

Governors Island opened to an eager public on Saturday, May 24. Thousands of visitors enjoyed the Island’s”new round fountains, swooping paths, elliptical enclosures, fluid flower beds, and undulating lawns” and reveled in the abundance of arts and crafts, musical and theatrical performances that were part of the Opening Day Family | Read More

NYC breaks ground on new Governors Island Park

May 27, 2012,AEDT

The Shell at Liberty Terrace Recently, New York City officials broke ground on Phase 1 of the new Governors Island Park, with over 30 acres including Liggett Terrace, a six acre plaza with seasonal plantings, seating, water features and public art; Hammock Grove, a ten acre space that is home to | Read More

The City of Dreams 2012-2013 Pavilion Design Competition

March 20, 2012,AEDT

The 2012-2013 pavilion will be the third City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition. The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, be able to enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and | Read More

New York City gains control of Governors Island & releases Master Plan

April 14, 2010,AEDT

At a recent press conference Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senator Daniel L. Squadron announced an agreement on the long-term development, funding and governance of Governors Island in which New York City will have primary responsibility to develop and operate the | Read More