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New York Water Taxi Announces Second Makeshift Beach

By Anna Sekula February 27, 2009, 9:00 AM EST

The plan for Water Taxi Beach Governors Island

Rendering: Courtesy of Harbor Experience Companies

In addition to its sandy outdoor venue in Long Island City, the New York Water Taxi will have a beach spot on Governors Island this summer. The tour-boat operator, now known as Harbor Experience Companies since it acquired the Circle Line Downtown, is working with the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation to create the public site on the northern side of the island.

Situated in what was once a parking lot adjacent to the Governors Island Ferry landing, the recreational facility on the waterfront will have tons of sand (literally), a café and grill, volleyball and basketball areas, and a stage for concerts. Accessible from Lower Manhattan via the Governors Island Ferry and the New York Water Taxi vessels, the Water Taxi Beach Governors Island will also be available as a venue for corporate events.

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