News Governors Island latest area push by city for tourists Governors Island in New York City is open each summer for recreation. Photo Credit: Timothy Schenck By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY firstname.lastname@example.org Updated July 7, 2015 9:18 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Governors Island -- open to the public through Sept. 27 and offering free weekend tours, two forts (Castle Williams and Fort Jay) and a bevy of cultural and recreational opportunities -- is the latest "neighborhood" to be featured in NYC & Company's insider guides. The selection of Governors Island as a featured destination will be announced this week in Shanghai as part of a new initiative to boost Chinese tourism in NYC, already up 250% in five years. Among the lures of Governors Island is a "hammock grove," the LMCC Arts Center, an urban farm with weekend educational sessions, a food court with international offerings, car-free bike paths and bike rentals. More information can be found at nycgo.com/insiderguides. By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.