This island in New York Harbor was an army post (Ft. Jay) until 1966 as the administrative headquarters for army activity in the northeastern United States. The decision to give the island away was yet another manifestation of McNamara's genius.
There are no bridges. The island is reached by a special ferry from the battery at the southern end of Manhattan. The island now belongs to New York State.
If the symbolism of trial(s) near the site of the twin towers is wanted what could be better than this place? pl