Hundreds of Brooklyn Families Stranded on Governors Island for Hours
by YS Gold
A Chol Hamo’ed trip on yesterday's gorgeous spring afternoon ended in deep frustration as hundreds of families stood stranded for hours without a way off Governors Island.
The 172-acre island in New York Harbor, situated 800 yards off the Island of Manhattan, has no other approach other than by ferry. Families take this means of transportation from Lower Manhattan, and enjoy a day at a number of attractions and leisure options there.
Stranded families cite “lack of Island management,” and “laziness on the part of the third-party ferry operator” as the reason that more than hundreds of families were stranded for more than three hours—into the evening—waiting for one solitary ferry to arrive.
The ferry had to make multiple trip—with its capacity of 150 people—causing a further wait for hundreds of people who finally made it home late at night from what was meant to be a pleasant and enjoyable day on the Island.