Governor’s Island has become a unique attraction that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors with park space, art, food, and more. Wonderfully it sits just a few hundred yards award from Brooklyn. However accessing it is difficult. From Brooklyn, you can only get to Governors Island on weekends, and only in the summer.
Last week local Councilman Brad Lander sent out a petition hoping to fix that. It is of particular concern now because of Mayor de Blasio’s recent announcement to expand NYC’s ferry service in his State of the City. It is a bold step forward in transportation options for the city however it did not include a Brooklyn-to-Governors-Island link…yet.
If you think Brooklyn deserves equal access to Governors Island, take a moment to sign Councilman Lander’s petition.