If you're ever looking for something new to see in New York, head over to New York Cliche. Mary Lane lives in New York and she posts about her everyday life, in New York City. Follow her on twitter, she posts some of her funny happenings in the crazy City, of New York. She's so friendly, so give her a follow on twitter and you can tell her you found her through me haha. I first heard of Governors Island over on New York Cliche. Mary posted a blog post about Governors Island open for the Season. I looked on the Governors Island website and it showed it was open till the end of October.
I love the atmosphere of Times Square at night, so I've always stayed in the Times Square district. It also means when I go downtown, I try squeeze in as many things as I can. I already planned to see Glossier Showroom and Dumbo, over in Brooklyn. So I planned Governors Island as an extra if I had time to fit it in.
I headed towards Battery Park and looked on Google maps, to see exactly where the Governors Island ferry terminal was. It showed 7 minutes walk and last ferry was leaving in 20 minutes. I thought let's do this. It was closing for the season and I'd never been to Governors Island.
There was only about 10 people on the ferry heading over, so it was like an escape from Manhattan. I didn't know what to expect on Governors Island, except seeing the fun summer photos on New York Cliche.
The first thing I noticed was how welcoming everyone was on the Island. I headed around the lanes. People were going by in golf buggies and waving. The workers were walking by saying hi. How was I still in New York ? Everyone seemed so friendly. I stopped and took photos of the views and the American buildings.