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  • Photograph: Courtesy the Trust for Governors Island

    Molly Brown, the Governors Island cat

  • Photograph: Courtesy the Trust for Governors Island

    Molly Brown, the Governors Island cat

Photograph: Courtesy the Trust for Governors Island

Molly Brown, the Governors Island cat

Molly Brown
This calico cat washed ashore on Governors Island three months ago. After searching for her owner, the staff adopted the little castaway, and held a contest on the Governors Island's blog to give her a name. (Molly Brown beat out such monikers as Salty and Buttermilk.) Despite her rough journey, Molly Brown is friendly and roams around the bookstore and visitors center in Building 140 near the ferry landing—stop by to catch a glimpse of her. Governors Island (212-440-2200, govisland.com)
Molly Brown's tip:
"Chase the chickens in the Earth Matters compost center and learn about composting on the island, or take a nap in the shade at Picnic Point."

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Nate
Nate

Bring back Izzy!!!

Murray Fisher
Murray Fisher

After you've seen Molly the cat, head over to The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, a small public high school located on Governors Island with a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum that uses New York City's waterways to instill stewardship skills. Student-led tours are on the hour every hour Friday and Saturday.