101108libvil.jpgYou've got a couple hours to hustle over to Governors Island with a bag of popcorn and a Big Gulp to check out today's demolition of Liberty Village, a housing complex built in 1988. The ten three-story buildings are being razed as part of the planned $500 million transformation of Governors Island into a premiere destination for nature lovers, large-scale concerts and even rock climbing. Oh don't laugh, it could still happen! And one official tells the Times that the Liberty Village area "will not sit vacant waiting for future park funding" after being demolished. Next summer it'll be a grassy picnic area, finally giving cyclists and pedestrians access to the island’s entire 2.2-mile perimeter. By the way, this is the last weekend of the year to take the free ferry over there. Check out some photos from the fun over the summer, and get there at noon today for some sweet, sweet destructoporn.