There is a first time for everything. In New York I’ve seen Kosher versions of Chinese, North Indian, South Indian, Diners, Ethiopian, and “Middle Eastern” among others. It was only a matter of time before seeing a vending machine serving all Kosher food.
This machine was spotted in one of my favorite places in New York, Governor’s Island. An Army and later Coast Guard base, it was opened up to the public about 10 years ago. These days they host art exhibits, concerts and festivals. Most people though come via ferries over from Brooklyn and Manhattan and enjoy picnics, biking, free kayaking and views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. I love that every visit, it’s a little different. This time I caught part of an old timey baseball match by Gotham Baseball. They try to follow old rules, using replica bats and under through underhanded. Also going on was the National Poetry Festival.
My favorite part of Governor’s Island might be Castle Williams, a circular fort designed to protect New York during the Revolutionary War. Later on it was used as a Confederate prison. Right now, much of the island is being revitalized as a park for public use. I recommend bringing a picnic in the Southern tip and taking in the views. The island is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays till labor day.