This winter, during demolition works on Governors Island in preparation for the site of the future park, contractors by accident discovered the remains of a disappeared hamlet. Since then, an archaeological team from Flanders (Belgium) has been examining this part of the island.
For safety reasons, the archaeologists conducted their excavations out of public sight until September.
The site will be exclusively open to the public, until the closing of Governors Island on October 11th.
The archaeologists are really amazed by their discoveries, and thrilled to be able to share the site with the public during this unique opportunity.