Governors Island’s 1st tenant opens its doors

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The city’s sole maritime and environmental public high school also became Governors Island’s first tenant in nearly 15 years yesterday when it marked its official opening with a fishing net-cutting — as opposed to a ribbon-cutting — ceremony attended by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal reported. The island, which the city took control of earlier this year, hasn’t had a tenant since the Coast Guard left in 1996. The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School had been located in Brooklyn since its debut in 2003. Its new home is a former medical clinic with science and aquaculture labs and marine technology facilities. The Governors Island location “brings the students to the water and marine life into the classroom,” Bloomberg said. [WSJ]