History on Bay

Staten Island has been in the news a lot lately, for the upcoming revitalization of the north shore. This is not the first time that the rest of New York took an interest in our borough. Back in the 1960s shortly after the construction of the Verrazano Bridge, NY Illustrated (a television show that ran from 1967 through the 70s) put together this piece about how the island was, essentially, built.

Lifelong Staten Islanders might not be aware of the varied and beautiful art that can be found inside of Staten Island’s Borough Hall.

Did you know that there was once a plan for a tunnel that allowed trains to run from Staten Island into brooklyn? It’s true! Back in the 1910’s there was actually a plan for a subway tunnel to connect Staten Island’s St. George to Brooklyn.

Snug Harbor

Most people have heard of the Smithsonian. For those who haven’t The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

If you’re a Staten Islander with a car, there’s a good chance you’ve passed Casa Belvedere many times while traveling on Grymes Hill. Casa Belevedere, home of The Italian Cultural Foundation, was constructed in 1908 as a mansion.

The National Lighthouse Museum in association with the Creative Photographers Guild presented The First National Juried Photography Show “Lighthouse Stories & Tales of the Sea” opening on Saturday.

Historic Stapleton

It’s very easy to find historic photos and postcards of Stapleton online. Some are on sale on eBay. Many from the NYC archives.

Staten Island Film Location | Edgewater Hall

Between the Boat and the Bridge lies Stapleton, one of the older waterfront neighborhoods of Staten Island, New York. The Bridge refers to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the United States. The Boat refers to the Staten Island Ferry that transports 75 thousand people a day

Harrison Street, Staten Island

Harrison Street, often referred to as “The Nook,” was developed roughly between 1840 and 1900. it is a charming block worth exploring. Visit 6tocelebrate.org, a website of the The Historic Districts Council and is the voice for all your favorite historic neighborhoods. Since 1971, HDC has been a vital force helping to protect historic neighborhoods and buildings throughout the five boroughs.