Go beyond the breathtaking views of New York and see where nature is taking a foothold on the shores of the largest city in the US. Explore the redevelopment of the NYC coastline, where horticulture has been at the center. Governor’s Island was a former military base that has been transformed into a year-round destination for recreation, culture, and innovation. Get a close-up look at its plan for resiliency in a changing climate. Then dine on New York City pizza at Pier 6, overlooking Brooklyn Bridge Park. Following lunch, take a guided tour of the incredible landscape built upon six piers that were once the backbone of NYC commerce. Learn from the horticultural staff how they were able to reclaim this space for active and passive recreation in an ecologically sound manner that has brought the city much closer to its coastline.
Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine. Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking and is an outdoor experience. While our pace will be slow, some areas require mildly strenuous walking. Appropriate footwear and water are recommended. Dress for all types of weather.
Staff of Governor’s Island and Brooklyn Bridge Park
Visitor Center Parking Lot
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