To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governors Island’s 2020 public opening has been delayed. Learn more about our COVID-19 response.

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A Unique Development Opportunity

Located in the heart of New York Harbor between Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront, Governors Island is an unparalleled development opportunity offering the advantages of New York City with the feeling of being a world apart. Eight minutes from the energy and excitement of the City, the Island is home to a new world class park, flexible, open development sites and over 50 historic buildings ready for their next chapter.

For the press release regarding the Governors Island Redevelopment initiative announced in Mayor Bill De Blasio’s State of the City address, please click here. If you would like to be included in the mailing list for this and future RFPs and RFEIs, please send your contact information by clicking here.



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Governors Island Offers

Endless Possibilities

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Take daily advantage of a vibrant contemporary park

  • Unparalleled view of the city from the Hills
  • Miles of paths for walking and biking
  • Hammocks and sports fields
  • Notable public art and cultural programming
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Stay connected with frequent ferry service but feel like you are a world apart

  • Year round service
  • A frequent and expandable service fit to meet your needs
  • A new 400 passenger vessel arrived in June, 2019
  • Part of the growing NYC Ferry network, via Wall Street/Pier 11
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Create a marquee campus

  • Diverse and charming historic buildings set in a beautiful landscape
  • 33 acres of new development space
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Enrich your daily life with views of the statue of liberty, harbor and skyline

Governors Island Redevelopment Initiative

Read the Mayor De Blasio's press release about the Governors Island Redevelopment initiative. To receive mailings about this and future RFPs and RFEIs, send your contact information by clicking here.