New York Islands are world famous Islands. An Island is basically a piece of land which is surrounded by water .
Here , is further detail of Islands present in New York .
I have been with my uncle in a flight who was going for a meeting at Beaverton Pest Control. He told me that we are going to discuss about Governors Island, located in upper New York Bay , covering an area of 172- acre. It is situated at the distance of 732 m from the southern tip of Manhattan Island Giovanni da Verrazzano save the Island in 1524.He was first European to do so .It was named by Native Americans as a The Island of Nuts It was officially renamed Governors Island in 1784 . Prior to the constitution of Floyd bennett field in Brooklyn the island was taken as a site for a municipal airport having a small strip of grass, the Governors Island Armi Airfield was renowned from 1950s till 1960s. In 2007 further redevelopment efforts were made to make it more beautiful and attractive .
In 2016, the Island was opened ,starting from the memorial day weekend to the last weekend in september . There are following activities on this Island, bike riding ,picnic facilities , festivals and concerts , which make this place a point of enjoyment for public .
Second Island situated in New York city Rikers Island consisted of an area of 413.17 acre it is located on the east river. It was named after Abraham Rycken, who bought it in 1664 .To reach Rikers Island the best way is to use private ferry services which take visitors to the island and back from the island.
Both Hoffman and Swinburne islands are small artificial islands in the lower New York Bay of south beach , staten island. Hoffman Island covers an area of 11 acre , while ,Swinburne covers an area of 4 acres . These two islands were used as a place of residence for immigrants suffering from contagious diseases .
Next island is Ellis island located in upper New York Bay .It was considered as nation ‘s busiest place for immigrants to the United States from 1892 to 1954. An important feature of this island is that it was made the part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965 .