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Prince Harry Causes GrId-lock at Governors Island Dock

Monday, June 28, 2010

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Governors Island lies in New York harbor a short ferry ride from Brooklyn and Manhattan, within spitting distance of the Statue of Liberty. It's one of the jewels in the crown of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's New York, a shared public space accessible only by (free) boat, one you can get around only on foot, bike, or tram. A space filled with public art, free hammocks, and award-winning street vendor food.

But yesterday, thanks to the Prince of England, that vision of a plebian park paradise collided with, well, royalty.

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Party Prince In the City

Friday, May 29, 2009

HRH Prince Harry smiles as he helps plant a tree during an official naming of the British Garden at Hanover Square on May 29, 2009, in New York City.

HRH Prince Harry smiles as he helps plant a tree during an official naming of the British Garden at Hanover Square on May 29, 2009, in New York City.


Prince Harry, is known for his partying, but that may change with his first official visit to the U.S. today. The 24-year old Prince of Wales first stopped at Ground Zero to lay a wreath and was then whisked to nearby Hanover Square to officially name a British garden in honor of 67 Britons who died in the terrorist attacks.


John Farrell lives nearby and noticed recent renovations to the park, and stopped by to have a look. He's not much impressed with British royalty, but has to admit the changes are nice.


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