Governors Island

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Gov·er·nors Island

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 1600s and 1700s, it was later used as the site of a US military base.
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The 22 acres not transferred in the sale, which make up the Governors Island National Monument, are landmarked and managed by the National Parks Service.
GIPEC controls 150 acres of the island, while the remaining 22 acres are designated as the Governors Island National Monument.