The New York Times
Soaring Nods to Industry, Camping on an Island for the Summer
By Karen Rosenberg
Since the city bought it for a dollar in 2003, Governors Island has evolved from a spooky relic to a postcollegiate playground to a family-friendly weekend destination.
Art has assisted the makeover. When Creative Time staged a clever group show on the island in 2009, the place still felt haunted. The artists, intervening in former officersâ€™ residences and decommissioned military buildings, performed a kind of exorcism....
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