Posts Tagged ‘Governor’s Island’

Do This Now: Labor Day BBQ Edition

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Blog, Eat & Drink, NY Press Exclusive

Sure, you’ve got plans for Labor Day—on Monday afternoon you’re going to clamber out onto a friend’s rusty old fire escape or share the cement median strip your neighborhood calls a park with 37 strangers and say you’re having a barbecue. If you’re lucky, someone will bring a package of Hebrew Nationals; if not, it’s Oscar [&hellip
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Annual NYC Poetry Festival: A Laid-Back Weekend Literary Retreat

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Books, Posts, Theater, Uncategorized

Where could you go to find parasols, corsets, a homemade merry-go-round plus bubble machine and a kimchi taco truck this weekend? That would be the second annual NYC Poetry Festival, just a quaint ferry ride away, on Governor’s Island. The festival featured several outdoor, makeshift stages scattered throughout a fenced-off, grassy area, where poets and [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Celebrating NYC as a City of Water

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Downtown Social, Our Town Downtown

Text by Adel Manoukian Photos by Ian Douglas Key local and state officials and prominent waterfront activists got a splash as they celebrated the fifth annual City of Water Day Festival on Governors Island this past Saturday. The festival included a dockside press conference at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17, followed by a launch event [&hellip
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Vendy Awards Honor the City’s Best Street Vendors

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, Lifestyle, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center announce new award, judges Not sure which street vendor to eat at? Head to Governor’s Island on September 15 for the 2012 Vendy Awards and you’ll never go hungry again! Ok, maybe. The event, which travels throughout the country, sets out to determine which vendors you pass [&hellip
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Pedal to the Pavement

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Best Bike Trail-Hudson River Greenway(as)_1 The best cycling spots around Manhattan and beyond To most New Yorkers, Manhattan-based cyclists seemed to be faced with their own unique set of obstacles: screeching cabs, distracted pedestrians, drivers unexpectedly opening their car doors in the bike lane during rush hour. The island, however, is also home to some of the best cycling routes [&hellip
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Summer Guide to Cultural Events

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

KEN GABRIELSEN/GETTY FOR CBRICHARD ELLIS DOWNTOWN Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit  Entering its 82nd season, the annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit is one of those New York traditions that just never gets old. The art isn’t flagrantly modern, for the most part, but it doesn’t feel tired, either. The exhibitions run the gamut; the same block may feature landscape [&hellip
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Murray Fisher

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Co-Founder of the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School on Governors Island Murray Fisher has created the only school—a public school, at that—in New York City where teenagers can learn about everything maritime, from sea vessel operations to professional diving. He describes a day in the life of an average Harbor School student, how these [&hellip
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