Governors Island: New York's Newest Park in 10 Pictures

The latest piece of the Governors Island puzzle has been put into place. While parts of the island had been accessible following a massive redevelopment project, the completion and opening of a 10-acre portion last July now means that a majority of the entire island is free to accept adventurous visitors.

1 of 10 1. The Island Then

Since the founding of our country until 1966, Governors Island served as an Army post and a coast guard installation for the next 30 years. After military activity ceased in 1996, the northeastern portion of the island was declared a national park, leaving behind an array of unused nonessential buildings.

(image via Wikimedia)

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