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Our 2016 Visitor Report Card


The Friends of Governors Island is excited to publish its 2016 Visitor Survey Report. Over the course of the 2016 public access season, our staff and volunteers, assisted by our intrepid team of Harbor Interns from the New York Urban Assembly Harbor School, surveyed over 1,500 visitors.

Data was collected from every fifth person waiting in line for the ferries leaving Governors Island on a rotational schedule to ensure an accurate and non-biased sample. We also compared our sample against the total Island visitorship data collected by the ferry operators. The final report includes analyses of both data sets.

Our team assembled a few of out favorite stats into the infographic above. To read the full report, click here.