5. There was Once a Burger King on Governors Island

Liggett Gym on Governors Island

As we covered previously, there used to be a Burger King on Governors Island. Moreover, during the Coast Guard era (1966-1996), the Burger King was attached to a bowling alley and sold beer! For $3.99 you could get a pitcher and for $2.10 you could buy yourself a cold 32 ounces.

In 2009, the publication Latitudes set up a temporary office base camp “in the former Dia Center building on 22nd Street, transposing daily operations while presenting our publications and other paraphernalia. The office-‘scenario’ was conceived by the New York-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation, incorporating dining furniture from the abandoned 1983 Burger King facility on Governors Island,” the organization writes.