Governors Island is just 800 yards south of Manhattan Island in the New York Harbor.
The 172-acre island is also part of the Manhattan borough. It was once an important military location during the American Civil war. As of 2021, the island is open to the public year-round and was previously only available to visit during the summer. From above, you’ll be able to spot the 43-acre public park and various historic buildings that host art museums and other recreational activities. Enjoy viewing all the luscious greenery in contrast to the endless skyscrapers you’ll see when flying over New York City. The island is the complete opposite of the Big Apple, but that’s what makes it special, right?