Comfort Inn Sunset Park / Park Slope
353 38th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone: (718) 369-7171
Fax: (718) 369-7178
A short ferry ride from Lower Manhattan will bring you to the serene Governors Island, where the city seems as if it is a world away. The island is open only during summer, but if you have seen all of the other islands around Manhattan, this one merits a visit. In fact, it only relatively recently opened to the public after 200 years of restricted military usage. The island has some amazing views of the waterscape, Red Hook, Brooklyn, the Verrazano Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. You'll have to bring along your own supplies on this outing because services and facilities are limited. There is also another access point from Brooklyn in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill.