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 in July 2016 now means that a majority of the entire island is free to accept adventurous visitors.

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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