Less than 20 miles away, from this urban jungle called New York and New Jersey, lies the third largest and the least populated borough of New York City. Lately in the news for all the not so great reasons, Staten Island with its lush greenery, tree lined streets and its 2.5 mile boardwalk (which is the 4th largest in the world), is an oasis in itself.
Having driven through the borough a number of times, and never seeing anything interesting, we decided to make a day of it last weekend.
Driving past the Bayonne Bridge, we entered the island and set off in the direction of the ‘Postcards’- the September 11 memorial. Please make a note- there is literally no place to park on a Sunday.
Another item on our bucket list was the Snug Harbor Cultural Centre. This first opened between 1831-1833, and originally served as a…
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