The Alice Austen House, also known as Clear Comfort, is located at 2 Hylan Boulevard in the Rosebank section of Staten Island, New York City, New York. It was home of Alice Austen, a photographer, for most of her lifetime, and is now a museum and a member of the Historic House Trust.
Battery Weed is a four-tiered 19th century fortification guarding the Narrows, the main approach from the Atlantic Ocean to New York City. Located on the Staten Island waterfront on the west shore of the Narrows, directly across from Fort Hamilton and the now-destroyed Fort Lafayette in Brooklyn, the fort was intended to protect New York from attack by sea.
The Bayonne Bridge is an arch bridge spanning the Kill Van Kull connecting Bayonne, New Jersey with Staten Island, New York City. It carries NY 440 and NJ 440. It is the fifth-longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion.
Aerial view of Fort Wadsworth in the 1940s. National Archives. Fort Wadsworth is one of the oldest military installations in the nation. The site occupies 226 acres on the northeastern shore of Staten Island, on the Narrows of New York Harbor.
At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. Formerly the world’s largest landfill, this enormous park will one day hold a variety of public spaces and facilities, including playgrounds, athletic fields, kayak launches, horseback riding trails, large-scale art installations, and much more. The park is being built, and is scheduled to be opened in phases, through 2036.
The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is owned and administered by the Order Sons of Italy in America. The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum was the home of Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone, and a refuge to Giuseppe Garibaldi, the legendary hero who championed the unification of Italy.
Great Kills Park is known for its four beaches: New Dorp Beach; Cedar Grove Beach; Oakwood Beach; and Fox Beach. One of the four, New Dorp Beach, was once the home of the second permanent European settlement in Staten Island. Today, these beaches and wetlands help fight against erosion and flooding in nearby neighborhoods.
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Nestled into the side of Lighthouse Hill, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a uniquely peaceful retreat. The museum presents the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas to a world audience in order to educate about and to inspire others in the value of this significant cultural heritage.
LaTourette Park, like much of the surrounding area, was once the farm property of David (1786-1864) and Ann (1794-1862) LaTourette. The LaTourettes first established their farm in 1830. Over time the farm became one of the top producing family-run farms on Staten Island, renowned for its superb produce.
Lower New York Bay is a section of New York Bay south of the Narrows, the relatively narrow strait between the shores of Staten Island and Brooklyn. The southern end of the bay opens directly to the Atlantic Ocean between two spits of land, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and Rockaway, Queens, on Long Island.
mariners marsh park Directly across Richmond Terrace from Mariners’ Harbor, in the far northwest shore of Staten Island up a lengthy gravel path, are the remains of docks (occasionally) covered in rime, from which new ships were launched into Kill Van Kull. The tall building in the center left is Goldman Sachs’ Jersey City headquarters; at ...
Midland Beach shares the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk with adjacent South Beach, usually the more crowded of the two. Midland Beach is also home to a veterans memorial honoring Staten Island residents who served and died in World War I, World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
New York Harbor Webcam Live streaming views from Staten Island using an HD-quality camera. National Park Service:Parks of New York Harbor; National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy National Parks and other recreational and educational sites on the harbor; New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program Partnership to protect and restore the Harbor Estuary.
The so-called savior of Staten Island’s North Shore has hit a major snag: According to the Staten Island Advance, the New York Wheel is now “indefinitely delayed” after its developer sacked Mammoet-Starneth LLC, the design-build team that was working on the massive observation wheel.
The Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex is a 135,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor track and field facility in Ocean Breeze, Park Staten Island. For more information, visit http://oceanbreezenyc.org. Track and Field Schedule. Find out what’s coming up at the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex.
Seaside Wildlife Nature Park is home to waterfront splendor, idyllic wildlife, and one of New York City's most inventive playgrounds. The playground at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park is entirely nautical-themed, with a lighthouse, a shark to climb on, and play units that resemble the Staten Island Ferry.
Silver Lake Park, located on Staten Island’s north shore, is bounded by Forest Avenue, Victory Boulevard and Clove Road. The original Silver Lake was a spring-fed body of water formed at the end of the ice age, and now makes up the south basin of the reservoir at this site.
The South Beach-Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk, alternately referred to as the F.D.R. Boardwalk or the South Beach Boardwalk is a boardwalk on the East Shore of Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City. The boardwalk was built in 1935 to replace an existing commercial boardwalk and tourist area.
Staten Island Arts (formerly The Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island) is Staten Island's local arts council and helps support local artists and cultural organizations with regrants, workshops, folklife and arts-in-education programs, and advocacy.
Visit America's first Ming era Chinese Scholar's Garden and much more beautiful plant life at the Snug Harbor Botanical Garden in Staten Island. When you venture to Snug Harbor Botanical Garden, you'll see some of New York City's finest horticulture including more than 20 gardens.
The Staten Island Museum's public spaces are wheel-chair accessible. Companions or aides of persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge. For further information on accessibility for adult audiences, contact us via email or call the receptionist at 718.727.1135.
Swinburne Island is the smaller of two artificial islands created in the Lower New York Bay east of South Beach, Staten Island for quarantine of immigrants, the other being Hoffman Island. History After several cholera pandemics in the nineteenth century, the federal government built Swinburne and Hoffman islands to serve as areas of quarantine for immigrants arriving by ship and carrying contagious diseases.
Converted for All-Number Calling, "727" still exists on the island today. It is the sole surviving number of the designations of the 1920s. Tompkinsville was the site of a Naval Frontier Base of the US Navy for many years. During World War II, it was designated Tompkinsville, SI, New York.
William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park. William Thompson Davis (1862-1945), whose family history on Staten Island dates back to the 17th century, was born in New Brighton.
With protected space for wildlife alongside its variety of recreational facilities, Willowbrook is one of Staten Island's most popular Greenbelt parks. With its sylvan expanses, Willowbrook offers a wonderful chance to escape into a more peaceful setting.