Governor’s Island, where the Dutch originally set foot in New Amsterdam (present New York City) but did not settle it because it was too small for both people and the grazing of cows too etc., has been going through changes in the past decade or two since its close as a Coast Guard Facility in the nineties.
Lots of plans for park land and possible college facilities.
The tallest of the buildings used for military personnel housing got imploded today. The first building allowed to be imploded in NYC since before 9-11-2001 BTW. It used to be, before today, a standard landmark for the passing Staten Island Ferry.
|Building 877 - Large rectangular shadow, lower left|