Heading through SoHo on the way to the Staten Island Ferry, I passed by another pointy pair of posterior pokers.
(Note the little glass circles — vault lights — set into the sidewalk.)
I had forgotten about this series of posts from the early days of this walk.
It's not the size of the moose in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the moose.
Remembering the six graduates and four immediate family members of staff and students of Public School 32 who were killed on 9/11. Here's a closer look.
over the swollen waters of Islington Pond in King Fisher Park. It looks like the same model we saw suspended above Beach 148th Street in the Rockaways last year.
The Parks Department's website refers to this park as both "King Fisher Park" and "Kingfisher Park". I'm not sure which name is correct. While the native belted kingfisher is the park's true eponym, it's not hard to picture former Parks commissioner Henry Stern playfully deciding to insert a space into the name to evoke images in parkgoers' minds of a fictitious monarch whose vast domain included this prized portion of central Staten Island.
This stylized profile of a belted kingfisher can be found on a gate at King Fisher Park.
A classic Staten Island container-top sign
Here at Holtermann's Bakery, founded in 1878 and said to be Staten Island's oldest family business, the baking takes place "in a living museum, a cavernous, cement-floored workroom with huge, overbuilt machines whose sturdy cast-metal fittings are worn smooth from decades of hard use."