Archive for August, 2008

Staten Island ferry crisscrosses history’s wake


As the Staten Island Ferry traces its time-honored odyssey, a glorious sunrise highlights post 9/11 Manhattan. Boats have regularly traveled to Staten Island since explorer Henry Hudson named it.
As the Staten Island Ferry traces its time-honored odyssey, a glorious sunrise highlights post 9/11 Manhattan. Boats have regularly traveled to Staten Island since explorer Henry Hudson named it.
 
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Images of the bright orange Staten Island ferries play a starring role during a test of morality and nerve in the Batman movie The Dark Knight. (more…)

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August 31, 2008 at 6:37 pm 3 comments

This would make an awesome train set

My older brother was the model train buff. Me, I always liked the real thing. (more…)

August 30, 2008 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

Unusual marine life is reined in

Quick: What is curly, 3 inches tall and says neigh?

A seahorse, of course!

Marine wildlife educators at SoundWaters in the Cove were surprised to catch a seahorse in a net Wednesday. (more…)

August 30, 2008 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

Shore by shore: A new look at Staten Island

To many, Staten Island is the borough of unrealized potential.

And along each of its shores, the waterfront has long been a symbol of the borough’s promise, its beauty and its shortcomings. (more…)

August 30, 2008 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

West Shore residents welcome proposed wind turbines

Some West Shore residents may soon wake up to find themselves living in a kind of futuristic Holland. (more…)

August 30, 2008 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Summer sunset at Buono Beach: Simply spell-binding

There are plenty of places on Staten Island to enjoy the spectacle, but for many Staten Islanders, Buono Beach and Alice Austen House in Rosebank is the go-to spot each evening at dusk.

You can’t remember a setting sun. (more…)

August 30, 2008 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Unearthing New York

Discover New York archaeology! Uncover artifacts from the river and the harbor dating from thousands of years ago to the early 1900’s and create your own artifact. (more…)

August 30, 2008 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

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