One of the great joys of the summer, aside from everyone dressing like clothes are poison and they need to wear as few of them as possible, is riding the free ferry to Governors Island to take advantage of all the cool stuff they’ve got going on over there. Would some of the magic be lessened with a small charge for riding the ferry? Well, no, probably not, but it’s still kind of a bummer that the Trust for Governors Island is proposing to make the ferry ride $2 next summer. The good news? It’s to support keeping the island open everyday from May to September. (more…)
Don’t let the sun set on your summer without getting lucky
You work hard, you play hard, simple as that. Labor Day weekend commends the other 361 days you bust your ass at that 9 to 5, bus tables in that smelly bar, or sell bougie dresses in TriBeCa. We’ve compiled a list of affordable activities for you to fill your Labor Day weekend with relaxation or complete debauchery, your choice. (more…)
Like reading outside but wish you had more choices than the one book you brought with you? We feel you. You could start carrying a whole bunch of books with you, but that’d be ridiculous. Instead, we suggest hopping on the Governors Island ferry tomorrow and hitting up Library Lawn, their new outdoor library. (more…)
Watching controlled building demolitions is fun, and kinda hypnotic. The idea of more parkland on the already fun Governors Island is even more fun. Put them together and you have double fun an upcoming building implosion to make room for a new park on Governors Island! (more…)
You don’t have to be elected to spend a day here. via Facebook
Time to get on Island Time! Governors Island is back for what appears to be its best season to date. As big changes get underway on the island, vendors, events, and displays aren’t slowing down. For the perfect day sojourn, choose from any of the events listed below (and many more that we couldn’t list because, you know… space) or just post up under a tree and read. Don’t have a book? Visit the Uni Project’s outdoor reading room and select a tome—they’ve partnered with the NYPL, Brooklyn and Queens Libraries to bring you a great selection.
Reason #89: Super Summer Man is here! Flickr photo by Quiet Storm!
We tell people all the time that NYC is a great place to live even when you’re broke, and never is that truer than in the summer, when the city splits open at the seams and releases everyone into the wide open. The almost nightly barrage of free movies, free concerts, cheap drinking spots and no-cost revelry makes you drunk on the idea that this is indeed the best city in the world, even if you don’t have a dime. And there’s seemingly more every year. Here, in honor of today’s high temp, our top 88 reasons why summer belongs to brokesters: (more…)
Saving $25,000 will get you a lot: a year of college, a downpayment on a house or roughly 35,714 cans of Simpler Times. But screw that because who needs college (or a house) when you have your own stealth fighter? Yes, this life-sized scale model of a “gently used” F-117 Stealth Fighter covered in astroturf was part of a display on Governors Island all summer and now is for sale on Craigslist for the possibly very reasonable price of $25K (or best offer), which covers installation and shipping. The ad says it’s “great for kids, would set up nicely in a backyard or lawn.” Better idea: let’s put some wheels on this and start patrolling the bike lanes. Bring it on, cars.