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Alice Austen House

Alice Austen HouseAlice Austen was a photographer living on Staten Island in the end of 19th century. Born in the wealthy family, she definitely had a challenging life that ended pretty sadly. But still, it was quite a remarkable life and she left us her legacy - result of her work through the years - photos. Thousands of them.

Staten Island Boardwalk and Beach

Staten Island BoardwalkStaten Island Boardwalk, named after Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is the worlds 4th longest boardwalk. It was built in 1935, at the time of the Great Depression, financed by government and aimed to provide jobs to many workers of that time.

The boardwalk spans almost from the Verrazano Bridge on the North to Miller Field on the South. There is a bike / rollerblades path going alongside the boardwalk together with many other attractions.

Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth, Battery Weed, Staten Island, NYFort Wadsworth is a fortification system located on Staten Island, New York City, right across from Brooklyn in the most narrow part of the New York Bay, The Narrows. Such a strategic location insured that all ships entering or exiting New York City would not pass without permission and no one could invade the city. It was used by military till 1994 when it was closed and transferred to National Park Service. 

Greenbelt: High Rock Park

Lake in High Rock Park, Staten Island, NYOne might think that the Central Park is the only park in New York City. Or at least the only one you can't cross in five minutes or less and the only place to escape the city and enjoy the nature. But that is not true. Central Park is far not the largest park in New York City.

The biggest one is called Staten Island Greenbelt, located right in the heart of Staten Island. Unlike artificial Central Park, Greenbelt is kept as much closer to its original state as possible and it is much closer to the forest than to the park. It has probably not changed too much since the time when native american indians were the only inhabitants of what is now New York City.

Greenbelt: LaTourette Park

Staten Island LaTourette ParkLaTourette Park is a part of the Staten Island Greenbelt system, situated right in the heart of the island and named after LaTourette family who had a farm on the place where the park is now.

There are several ways to get here - by car, by bus S74 from the Staten Island Ferry (40 minutes), or if you are coming with a bike you can take a train from Staten Island Ferry Terminal to Eltingville station (25 minutes) and go west on a sidewalk or road almost up to the Staten Island Mall (10-15 minutes by bicycle), where the LaTourette bike path starts.

Tottenville and the Conference House Park - Part 2

Conference HouseThere is a lot to see in addition to the Conference House, mentioned in the Part 1, as the park is actually pretty big.

Tottenville and the Conference House Park - Part 1

Conference HouseTottenville is the most southern part of New York State, New York City and the borough of Staten Island. And as such - the first thing you see getting off the train is water!

Staten Island Fireworks

Fireworks on Staten IslandThere are various events held on the beach and boardwalk area throughout the Summer sponsored by various people and organizations of Staten Island : 'Back to the Beach', 4th of July, 'End of Summer' featuring concerts, children shows, street fairs during the day and fireworks in the evening.

Miami Beach and Lummus Park

Miami BeachOne of the obvious things you get in Miami Beach is the beach itself. Sun, blue sky, warm weather and crystal clear water together with the white sand stretching for several miles are indeed the things to enjoy. 




Park Pobedy (Victory Park)

Palace Square, St Petersburg, RussiaMoskovsky Park Pobedy (Victory Park) is a one of the largest parks in St Petersburg. Located near the subway station with the same name, the park spans between Moskovsky and Gagarin avenues, right between National Public Library and hotel Russia and St Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex.


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