Governors Island is a 172 acres (70 ha) island in Upper New York Bay, approximately one-half mile (1 km) from the southern tip of Manhattan Island and separated from Brooklyn by Buttermilk Channel. It is legally part of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Governors Island is recognized as the birthplace, in 1624, of the state of New York by the New York State Senate and Assembly. Physically, the island changed greatly during the early 20th century. Using material excavated from the Lexington Avenue subway, the Army Corps of Engineers supervised the deposit of 4,787,000 cubic yards of fill on the south side of Governors Island, adding 103 acres (42 ha) of flat, treeless land by 1912 and bringing the total acreage of the island to 172.
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... McQueen film The Hunter filmed a chase scene on one of the island's ferryboats. 1998 Richard Preston novel The Cobra Event has a biosafety field lab located on the island ... David Wellington's zombie novels Monster Island and Monster Planet feature Governors Island as a human safe haven in a zombie-infested world ...
... The MV Governor is a passenger ferry that operates in Massachusetts ... service for their large Atlantic Area headquarters base on Governors Island in New York Harbor, an island community and workplace for 5000 people ... Once in New York City, the ferry was renamed Governor and as part of a fleet of two other ferries, the Samuel L ...
... in Mexico, the 1st Aero Company never left Long Island but did train 25 of its own members as pilots before mustering out of federal service in November 1916 ... Called the Governors Island Training Corps, the small group of candidates began instruction on May 2 and trained daily under the authority and regulations of U.S ... continued training flights in conjunction with the small force of reserve candidates flying from Governors Island ...
... until March 5, 2007, when it was replaced with the new M/V Island Home, a new ferry which is both larger and faster than the "Islander" ... made a late $500,000 bid to purchase the vessel for the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) to provide additional ferry service ... note, one of the current SSA ferries, M/V Governor was formerly in the same service, operated by the U.S ...
... Coast Guard arrived on Governors Island in 1966 and initially considered demolishing the castle ... With the relocation of those civilian functions to new locations on the island in the mid-1970s, the castle ended its military career in a state of mild neglect as a storage facility and landscape shop for the ... When the Governors Island Coast Guard base closed in 1997, the General Services Administration stabilized the building with replacement windows and a new roof ...
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“The island dreams under the dawn
And great boughs drop tranquillity;
The peahens dance on a smooth lawn,
A parrot sways upon a tree,
Raging at his own image in the enamelled sea.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
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