One of our favorite things about being on Governors Island is that it gives us a sense of being in a bizarro world while still being in the city that we grew up in. Being on Governors Island simply throws us for a loop. It takes all of the landmarks that are engrained into our memory and throws them all out of whack. Manhattan tends to look particularly out of place to us.
Being on Governors Island and seeing Manhattan in such an odd way makes it alluring to us. It almost makes us feel as though we won a trip to New York, and get to see the skyline for the first time.