The island near the southern tip of Manhattan , which the original colonial outpost of what would become New York City , was long used solely for military purposes. But since 2004, it has been open to the public in the summers.
New this summer, bike riders will be able to ride around the entire island as the Southside promenade will no longer be off limits. The island will also get a new Water taxi beach, picnic area and other festivals, NewYorkology reports.
Governors Island will open for the season on May 30.