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Governors Island in Pictures

Last Tuesday I spent a beautiful NYC Summer day on Governors Island with couple hundred colleagues. While there is so much I could say about this work event, or mandatory fun days in general, I would rather share a few of my most favorite pictures of the day. 

Jersey City peaking out from behind Castle Williams
Jersey City peaking out from behind Castle Williams
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The island has a long history of serving as a military base, strategically located just off the tip of Manhattan, during the colonial period and American Revolution. During the Civil War it housed prisoners of war in two primary fortifications, Castle WIlliams (above) and Fort Jay (below). Now it primarily serves as a public historical and recreation space.

The pretty flower boxes of Fort Jay
The pretty flower boxes of Fort Jay
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Colonels Row
Colonels Row
Governor's House
Governor's House
View of Manhattan from the Hills
View of Manhattan from the Hills
Nolan Park and Officer's Quarters
Nolan Park and Officer's Quarters
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Missing from this post (and my visit) are the hammocks and adult slides, two very alluring attractions that ensure another visit soon!