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    Governors Island

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Where To Eat

During the public access season:

  • On weekends, the Governors Island Food Court showcases a number of food truck/cart vendors that serve a variety of fare, from burgers and ice cream to jerk chicken and empanadas!
  • You may also feel free to bring a picnic lunch. Picnic tables and shaded green-space is available.
  • Visitors are not permitted to bring alcohol or any glass bottles onto the island. Beer and wine is available for purchase on the island at the Governors Beach Club.
  • There are also many eating establishments in Lower Manhattan. Feel free to bring your favorite take-out to the island!


Did You Know?

nature in NY

Most of the trees on Governors Island are fairly young. Large shrubbery was removed to provide a clear line of cannon fire to enemy ships that might have entered New York Harbor. The reintroduction of trees in the 1870s reflects the island’s transition from a fortification into a residential community.