Governors Island National Monument

New York City, United States

Governors Island National Monument

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Governors Island National Monument, a unit of the United States national park system, is located in New York City on 22 acres (89,000 m2) of Governors Island, a 172-acre (0.70 km2) island located off the southern tip of Manhattan Island at the confluence of the Hudson and East Rivers in New York Harbor.

In October 1995 the United States Coast Guard announced it would close its largest base, at Governors Island, as a cost savings measure. The Coast Guard had established the base on the island in 1966 after the U.S. Army closed Fort Jay, an Army post since 1794.

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