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05.19.15 Liam Mathews

Jim Reed, Governors Island’s director of park and public space, adopted a 5-year-old border collie named Max and molded his natural talent, sensei-like, into the Island’s first line of defense against geese that eat too much grass and poop all over the place. “Our turfs are getting decimated [by the geese],” Reed told DNAinfo. “They […]

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01.21.14 Andy Cush

Figment, the annual public art festival held on Governors Island, is seeking proposals from artists to design and build holes this year’s mini golf course. Artist-designed mini golf has become a kind of tradition for Figment over the past six years: each of the 18 holes is designed by a different artist at every festival, […]

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04.26.13 Andy Cush

Three Brooklyn-based artists want to put a 10-foot interactive music box on Governors Island for this year’s Figment art festival, but they need your help–to the tune of $3,500. Naturally, the’yre turning to Kickstarter. Geddes Levenson, Ashley Goeller, and Kelly Goeller envision a giant box with two spools and two handles–one for the melody, one […]

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05.11.12 Marina Galperina

Governors Island’s Interactive Sculpture Garden will indulge you in your most Post-Apocalyptic New York fantasies. There are 10 sustainable projects planned for fondling on Saturdays and Sundays from June 9th, but Zachary Landsberg’s Face of Liberty stands right out. Or rather, peaks out with a 1:1 scale, loyal fiberglass replica of the face of Lady Liberty, “submerged” […]

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07.22.11 Marina Galperina

An interactive, public sculpture by abstract expressionist Mark di Suvero was deemed “too dangerous” for Governors Island because “people were a little too exuberant” rocking around on its swing section. They replaced its entertainingly precarious wooden platform with a old tire with “a smaller range of motion,” lest the kiddies get boo-boos. […]

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07.28.10 Bucky Turco

Last Saturday, singer-poet M.I.A. performed at Governors Island and by virtually all accounts, it was a complete disaster. And that was before the bad weather forced her off stage! Sensing the mounting rage by even her most ardent fans, she tweeted the following to anyone still willing to listen: […]

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06.09.10 Marina Galperina

Hop the ferry to Governors Island this weekend. Free Figment project has art exhibits and installations galore plus clutter music, roving Bike Pirates, Styrofoam snow and all kinds of hippie crap. Highlights: a confessional/peep show-inspired “theater for one” and dirty secret voicemail service. You know you want to. Fri-Sun, Jun 11-13, Free. […]

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