History on Bay: The Alice Austen House

by | Jul 20, 2016 | History on Bay

The Alice Austen House is a historical landmark that sits on the Upper New York Bay in Staten Island. In the video above, viewers can take a tour of the grounds through the eyes of the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

The property belonged to Alice Austen. She was a prolific photographer that produced over 8,000 photographs during her time. The house has many of her accouterments and photographs on exhibit. The bucolic and Victorian home hosts a variety of exhibits year round.

The property is also used to host venues such as weddings and cultural events all year round. Many of these events are hosted by Chez Vous Caterers. The area has been augmented with bed and breakfasts and local eateries for guests that attend these events. Take some time and take a gander; you’ll be happy you did.

You can find a full calendar of exhibits, here.

The Alice Austen House | 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305 [map] |  (718) 816-4506  | website

Here’s a bonus Alice Austen House video from back in 2009:

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Kristin Pitanza is an adjunct lecturer at the College of Staten Island and Saint John’s University in which she teaches writing and education. Her dedication lies with her writing and her students. She facilitates a program through Saint John’s University titled $30,000 degrees in which she helps high school students achieve a four year college career path. She is a native Staten Islander and likes writing about her hometown. Kristin also takes a large interest in adolescent development and literacy while helping students develop writing skills through the scaffolding of grammar to written text. She has helped develop department wide curriculum for her writing courses at the college. She has a Masters Degree from the Teachers College at Columbia University.

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