Governors Island, NY, NY 10004

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Governors Island Preservation & Education Corporation
Site Description[1] 
Fort Jay is located on Governors Island between Brooklyn Borough and Manhattan Borough in New York County, New York City, New York. This site is surrounded by an urban setting. The highest point is on the north side of the island at the machine gun range. Parade grounds are located on the northern end of Fort Jay. There is an open lawn area in the center of the island, Many deciduous tress border the edges of the island. The National Park Service currently manages 22 acres of the 173 acres of the island as a National Monument. The Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) plans to develop the parkland and waterfront esplanade on the remaining acres. Deed restrictions were created to prohibit permanent housing and casinos on the island. Until the 1960s, this site was used for military purposes which included fort construction, army recruitment and army prison, and supply base for Army ground and air forces. A site assessment was completed in January 2008. Based on the results, concentrations of various metals were found below the background samples. However, an RI/FS is recommended only for the munitions portion for Area of Concern 1. The Army Corps of Engineers will prioritize munitions sites for further investigation once all sites nationally have completed Site Inspections.

Summary of Project Completion Dates
Projects associated with this site are listed in the Project Completion Dates table and are grouped by Operable Unit (OU). A site can be divided into a number of operable units depending on the complexity of the site and the number of issues associated with a site. Sites are often divided into operable units based on the media to be addressed (such as groundwater or contaminated soil), geographic area, or other factors.<form> </form> Site Environmental Assessment
Based on the results of the site characterization, a "No Department of Defense Action Indicated" (NDAI) was designated for most of the facility since concentrations of various metals were found below the background samples. However, an RI/FS is recommended only for the munitions portion for Area of Concern 1.
  1. DEC Environmental Site Remediation Database.  Site Name: "Fort Jay DoD Grant".

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