Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Camping out on Governor's Island - if you arrive by human-powered boat

Special Night for Camping Not Far From City’s Lights -
by Winnie Hu

For one night every July, Governors Island, a 172-acre oasis that was once a military base and is usually open to sightseers only during the day, makes an exception to its no-camping rule for outdoor types who haul their tents and supplies over by canoe, kayak and rowboat (the only other camping on the island is by re-enactors during a Civil War history weekend). About 100 people slept over this year, undeterred by a heat wave and the threat of thunderstorms. Many were repeaters who waited all year to have the island to themselves in a city of eight million.

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