Governor's Island

Governors Island is a 172-acre (69 ha) island in Upper New York Bay, approximately one-half mile (1 km) from the southern tip of Manhattan Island and separated from Brooklyn by Buttermilk Channel. It is legally part of the borough of Manhattan in New York City.

It has served many functions over the years, including as a United States army post, a Coast Guard installation, and as a national monument. In 2011, the Kerberos Group purchased the island from the city of New York. Since then, it has become the Kerberos Group's base of activity. The Kerberos Group has spent billions of dollars of funding on renovating and repurposing the facilities on Governor's Island to suit their needs.

The island is accessible by helicopter and boat. Unbeknownst to the general populace, there exists a secret underwater tunnel to the island, connected to Manhattan and running largely beside the Brooklyn-Battery tunnel. Entrance to this road is granted via hidden access in the Brooklyn-Battery tunnel itself and via several other hidden access points throughout Manhattan, including via the subbasement of 1177 Sixth Avenue, where Kx International is centered in New York.

The southern half of the island island is open to civilian visitors during the summer months (from May-October) , and holds several tourist attractions, including the Sigil Museum, a museum dedicated to the continuing history of note-worthy Sigil-bearers and the Shockwave Memorial in Memorial Park, a statue dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives during or as a result of the Shockwave. Recently opened is the Governor's Island Resort, an exclusive vacation spot where civilians can stay in one of the many bed and breakfast style manors and pamper themselves at the spa. Visitors can travel to and from the island via the daily ferries that travel between Manhattan and dock and Lima, Tango, and Yankee Piers (Carder Road Pier is restricted access only).

Clayton Road, and the northern parts of the island, are not open to civilian visitors and only accessible to Kerberos Group employees and their guests.

Governor's Island is also home to the Croft Institute, a boarding school for young Sigil-bearers (covering grades 1 to 12) where they can learn how to control and wield their abilities for the good of humanity in a safe and nurturing environment. Non-Sigil-bearers are rarely admitted to the Croft Institute, but may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Map and Legend

  • 1-20 - Kerberos Group Employee and Governor's Island Staff Residences
  • 25, 104, 105,107-110, 125, 134, 135, 140 - Kerberos Research and Development Facilities and Labs
  • 111, 112, 114, 251 - Kerberos Security Offices and Facilities
  • 148 - Dock Security, Carder Dock (Restricted Access)
  • 400 - Kerberos Group Offices and Administration
  • 403-410 - Kerberos Group Executive Residences
  • 501 - Castle Williams - Kerberos Security Shockfront Initiative Operational Headquarters
  • 502 - Fort Jay - Kerberos Research and Development Labs and Testing Facilities
  • 513a-513c - Kerberos Security Shockfront Initiative Facilities
  • 550-555 Kerberos Group Offices and Administration
  • 680 - Sigil Museum
  • 699 - Sigil Museum Archives/Library
  • 701 - Shockwave Memorial Statue
  • 702 - Park Administration
  • 704 - Enright Beach
  • 705 - Gresham Lake
  • 711 - Community Center
  • 710 - Shockwave Memorial Amphitheater
  • 720 - Memorial Park
  • 730 - Enright Park
  • 785 - Tourist Information Center
  • 825 - The Croft Institute Administrative Offices
  • 830 - The Croft Institute Athetics and Science Building
  • 844, 855, 866 - The Croft Institute Campus and School Buildings
  • 877 - Croft Institute Staff Residences
  • 902-928 - Governor's Island Shopping Center (Shops, restaurants, retail)
  • 940-958 - Governor's Island Resort Manors
  • 960 Governor's Island Resort Offices