If you’re a frequent flier of This Way on Bay, you’ve more than likely spotted the Impractical Jokers popping up now and again. If you don’t know, the Impractical Jokers are a Staten Island comedy group consisting of four lifelong friends who try their best to embarrass each other on their truTV television show, which is going into its sixth season.
Back in 2002, David Bowie was on tour in NYC. But this wasn’t just any tour. Bowie had pledged to play a show in every one of the five boroughs. When Bowie came to SI he decided to play at the Snug Harbor Music Hall.
This footage of a local dance rave from 1995, unearthed by Youtuber Angelo Caracausi, is a nearly half-hour time capsule showcasing a precise moment in 90s Dance culture through the lens of Staten Island.
In addition to the Tibetan Museum and the Light House on the exclusive and highly desirable section of Staten Island known as Light House Hill; there is also a residential and highly aesthetic home designed by the one and only, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Last week, SI’s own Kerbivore (Sean Kuhl, vocals, guitar; Tom Conners, drums; Matt Wilson, bass) were featured on Al Crisafulli’s ‘Signal to Noise NJ’ program on WFDU.
Staten Island has a storied history, there are surely many facts that you don’t already know. In the video above, YouTuber , Jess Lynn, made a great little slideshow that explains the origins of the Staten Island Advance, Miller Field, and more. Vintage photos are paired with facts about the island, and set to The Morning Line’s “Staten Island” to create an educational experience for you.
Spanish pop-punk act, Balloon Fights, recently released a new album. Now, normally we wouldn’t be covering music from outside of the borough, let alone from outside of the country, but this release is special. Why? Because for some reason, Balloon Fights decided to call their new album “Staten Island.” It’s cover even features the Verrazano Bridge in all of it’s majesty.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, there’s a good chance that we can expect a warmer, wetter winter here on Staten Island.