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Fares would help pay to keep the island open from late May through late September, officials said.
Two young female goats are moving to Governors Island for the summer.
Great Oaks Charter School hopes to open a middle and high school on Governors Island.
Construction on a major overhaul of Governors Island's public spaces begins in early 2012.
Governors Island will not open on Fridays, as it has in previous seasons, because of construction.
Governors Island visitorship barely increased in 2011 compared to 2010, after several years of dramatic growth.
The free summer exhibit features sculptures so big they need an entire island as their showcase.
The stray cat was named after "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," a Titanic passenger who helped save lives.
Ideas so far for the naming of the Governors Island cat include Sailor and Meowkel Phelps.
The calico cat is friendly and healthy but had no tags or identification.
The new park in the middle of the island will include a Hammock Grove and two sports fields, say Downtown officials.
An educational treehouse made of recycled materials could find its way onto Governors Island this summer.
The artwork will be part of an overhaul of the island's public spaces, which will break ground in 2012.
Governors Island island saw 443,000 visitors this summer, 60 percent more than last year.
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