The Ferry and food businesses of Governors Island reopen starting tomorrow
One of NYC’s most cherished summertime activities — catching a ferry to nearby Governors Island — will return starting tomorrow, officials say. Close to 20 food businesses will reopen their doors as part of the island’s reopening, including Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights, a popular jerk chicken cart in the Bronx, and a new collaboration from Threes Brewing and the Meat Hook team.
The full reopening plans include 17 food businesses, many of which are returning to the island for a belated start to the summer season. Taco Vista will be back for waterfront carnitas, while Makina Cafe will be serving its popular Ethiopian cuisine. Newcomers to the island this year include Fauzia’s, a food cart in the Bronx that has earned a cult-following for its jerk chicken and Jamaican fare. Threes Brewing, which typically runs a waterfront craft beer stand on the island, will also be teaming up with popular Brooklyn butcher shop the Meat Hook on sausages and more.
Governors Island island reopens Wednesday, July 15. The island will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends, with a limited number of ferry tickets being sold for departure from Manhattan and Atlantic Basin in Red Hook. Several monuments and indoor activities at Governo’s Island will remain closed, and officials say that the only passive recreation is being condoned for now, such as walking, biking, and eating. Masks required for admission.
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