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Governors Island could become a year-round attraction

Jillian Anthony

Would you like to visit Hammock Grove on Governors Island even in the dead of winter? Maybe someday you could! 

Last Friday, the NYCEDC put up an installation titled #govIsland365 for people to give feedback on the possibility of a year-round opening (you can take the survey online), according to UntappedCities. Visitors to the island can share their thoughts and ideas through September 25, and you can fill out the online survey till the end of the month. 

There's still a long way to go—after this the NYCEDC would put out an official Request for Expressions of Interest to seek proposals for ideas for how the new schedule would work. This would be on top of the $300 million that's been poured into the island over the past six years or so, including projects like the Hammock Grove and the Hills. There's more work to come, too—development begins soon on another 33 acres of land and a waterfront promenade, UntappedCities says.

Don't wait till winter to explore the island though—there's still a couple weeks of summer left!

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