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Governors Island is unlike anywhere else in New York City. It’s a 172-acre playground in New York Harbor, just 800 yards from Lower Manhattan. With remarkable views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island is admission-free and open for picnics, biking, tours, exhibits, performances and events.
The island is accessed via ferry. There is a $2 round trip fare for adults and children over the age of 12, Senior Citizens $1, Children 12 and under ride free. One can also by a Season Pass (Unlimited Rides) for $20. There is no fare on 10 AM, 11 AM and 11:30 AM Manhattan ferries on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also no fare on the 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferry from Brooklyn.
Manhattan ferries run everyday, departing from the Battery Maritime Building (just east of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal). Brooklyn ferries leave from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, Sunday, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
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