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The Dutch are coming

Article: The Dutch are coming

400 years ago Henry Hudson sailed from Amsterdam to NY in an effort to find the Northwest Passage. While that pursuit didn’t turn out so well for him, he did manage to introduce the first Dutch colonizers to the US. To commemorate that journey, the Dutch are back this weekend and next weekend only to host The New Island Festival, a great big crazy party on Governors Island. A $35 Dutch passport gets you access to hundreds of happenings like watching Helena 105, a Dutch cow, jump through a hoop, or the Hudson Waterwalk, a stroll across the river in a giant, inflatable ball.

Demolition Opens New York's Governor's Island for Public Park

Article: Demolition Opens New York's Governor's Island for Public Park

NEW YORK, New York, October 13, 2008 (ENS) – New York City officials Friday began opening up the southern end of Governor’s Island in New York Harbor with the demolition of 10 military buildings that were not built to city building code standards. The demolition of the three-story buildings, built in 1988 as housing for…