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Governors Island


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of southeast New York in Upper New York Bay south of Manhattan. Used by the British as a residence for the colonial governor of New York in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was later used as the site of a U.S. military base.


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  • Their reputation in the U.S. is now growing faster than kudzu with the Governors Island master plan, the new Lincoln Park in front of Frank Gehry's New World Symphony Orchestra Academy in Miami Beach opening on Jan. 25 and the recently awarded commission to develop a 40-year master plan for the 1,077-acre Longwood Gardens, a horticultural showcase in Kennett Square, Pa.

    On the Cutting Hedge

  • NYU intends to grow its campus by six million square feet by 2031 in Greenwich Village and in other parts of the city like Brooklyn and Governors Island.

    NYU Shifts Expansion

  • Several weekends ago on Governors Island, well over a thousand people were dancing to a 12-piece orchestra that played mostly foxtrots, shifting from red-hot stomps by Fletcher Henderson to smooth two-beat show tunes by George Gershwin.

    A Retro Jazz Movement With a Good Dance Beat

  • Since then, Bernard's work has been exhibited at a number of places, including Governors Island and Two Coves Community Garden.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Metal Tamer

  • Temporary courses designed by artists have popped up in the past year in places including Salt Lake City, San Diego, and Governors Island, N.Y. An arts center in Grand Rapids, Mich., plans to unveil one next month; artists were instructed to make holes "remarkably creative" and "slightly competitive."

    Those Who Like to Putter Around With Art Give Mini Golf a Shot

  • Armes for The Wall Street Journal Temporary courses designed by artists have popped up in the past year in places including Salt Lake City, San Diego, and Governors Island, N.Y.

    The Mini-Golf Art Gallery

  • They are the third such group to be awarded artist studios for a five-month term on Governors Island, where they will work on developing independent projects in a historic military warehouse, Building 110, transformed and run by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

    Where Every Artist Is an Island

  • New York University is considering Governors Island as a possible satellite location.

    City Readies Island Money

  • The acquisition of Governors Island would be a major contribution to the physical legacy of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's administration, which has made the development of public parks a priority.

    Steven Cohen: Everyone's Backyard: Parks in New York City

  • He has, however, directed theater in New York: His 12-hour adaptation of Dostoevsky's "The Demons" was recently presen ted on Governors Island as part of Lincoln Center Festival.

    After an Abrupt Exit, Opera Changes Key


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