Stroll across Governors Island while exploring over four centuries of history through stunning historical photographs on Urban Archive. Visitors will learn the story of Governors Island beginning with its inhabitation and use by the area’s indigenous people, the Lenape, until the present day, comparing views of the past with present conditions.

iPhone users can download the Urban Archive app on the App Store and head to the eastern shore near Pier 102 to begin the self-guided tour.

Android and desktop users can access Urban Archive via their web app, here.

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