Did you know that Governor’s Island (located in Upper New York Bay) was expanded in the early 1900s by approximately 82 acres from landfill that was excavated during the construction of the Lexington Avenue Subway?
Since the 18th century, Governor’s Island served as a military installation for the US Army and the US Coast Guard. More recently, the City entered an agreement to take full control of the island’s development from the State, and unveiled a new master development plan. According to The Trust for Governors Island , “The Park and Public Space Master Plan is a comprehensive design for 87 acres of open space on Governors Island, rejuvenating existing landscapes in the National Historic District, transforming the southern half of the island, and creating a 2.2-mile Great Promenade along the waterfront.” To see the islands future visit here.
And in late 2010, it will serve as the official site of the 2010 DoITT retreat!