Great-Gatsby-inspired afternoon on Governors Island New York City. More videos by Terrell Neuage at http://ournews.mobi/album.htm. Saturday, June 9th 2007 Michael Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra/ Jazz Age.
Governors Island is located in the New York Harbor, approximately one-half mile from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and one-quarter mile from Brooklyn. The Island is 172 acres with nearly 225 buildings, considerable open space, and recreational amenities. Its waterfront offers some of the most dramatic and impressive vistas of the New York skyline and New York Harbor, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The northern half of the Island, consisting of approximately 92 acres, has been designated as both a National Historic Landmark District and a New York City Historic District, and features late 18th and early 19th century fortifications, pre-Civil War arsenal buildings, Victorian and Romanesque Revival housing, as well as early 20th century neo-classical architecture. Five buildings within the Historic District, including Fort Jay and Castle Williams, are individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Native Americans of the Manhattan region referred to the Island as Pagganck (Nut Island) after the Islands plentiful hickory, oak and chestnut trees.