One of the many islands that are now part of the greater City of New York, Governor's Island has had a decidedly military history. The East Battery served to protect New York harbor although it was never used. This brownstone donut building that is visable from Battery Park and the West Battery make a perfect pair of surviving unused military buildings. In the 1990s, Governor's Island was given up by the United States government and is now awaiting a useful purpose for New York in the next millenium.
here to read a brief history of Governor's Island courtesy of the
U.S. Coast Guard.
Click here to see photographs of Governor's Island, also courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.