Thursday, May 25, 2006

Gov's Island: Photo Essay

The Governors Island Alliance and the Regional Plan Association held a fundraiser last night to move plans along for this historic island just off the tip of Lower Manhattan, the first European settlement in New York (established by the Dutch in 1623). The weather could not have been more perfect. I hope something spectacular comes of this unique place in my lifetime.

View a short photo essay on flickr of the bucolic 93-acre island that was a military base for 200 years.

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