Governor's Island
Owner US Federal Government Established Refounded May 18, 2015
Purpose Federal Government Operations
Status Inhabited; Government Employees Only

Governor's Island is a 72-acre island in New York Harbor, approximately 800 yards from the southern tip of the Manhattan Exclusion Zone and separated from the Safe Zone by Buttermilk Channel. Though formerly recognized as part of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, it has been redistricted as part of the NYC Safe Zone. The island was once governed by the National Parks Service, but was repurposed for use by SESA following the 2015 conclusion of the civil war. It is now the home of the SLC-Expressive Services Agency's New York branch and also plays host to 176 UN Security Council observers watching the Safe Zone for human rights violations. The island is accessed by ferries from the Safe Zone but is restricted to government employees only, except on invitation.

For the duration of May 2019, Governor's Island played host to the 2019 World's Fair, the first exposition of its kind since the Civil War.

Governor's Island


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