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How Governors Island Became New York's Best New Public Space

An interview with Leslie Koch, who has overseen the island’s transformation from a military base into a local attraction.
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Timothy Schenck

Starting July 19, a few new hills will welcome New Yorkers to an old island they’re still only getting to know.

The Hills, a section of Governors Island’s 40-acre park, will give kids and adults places to climb, catch a 360-degree view of the city, and take a slide down to surrounding lawns and paths along the former Army and Coast Guard base.