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Day 912

5:55 AM

June 29th, 2014



Day 15 of this year's Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race begins in five minutes. The runners have to leave the course each day for six hours starting at midnight, so each new day begins at 6 AM. As you can see, Sarvagata has already covered nearly 1,000 miles in a mere two weeks.

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This is the western edge of the Caddell Dry Dock and Repair Company's facilities, which stretch for more than half a mile along Richmond Terrace.

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Heritage Park

June 22nd, 2014



Recently opened on the former site of the old Blissenbach Marina, a contaminated boatyard owned by the now-defunct Marine Power and Light Corporation (whose adjacent building we saw in the previous photo), this is the city's "first post-Hurricane Sandy resilient waterfront park". You can see some not terribly impressive photos of the place here.

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Marine Power & Light

June 22nd, 2014


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Missing art

June 22nd, 2014



This plaque in Corporal Thompson Park announces the presence of an artwork that's no longer here: Broadway Starship, a 1985 "playsculpture" dedicated to the children of West Brighton. The piece was created by Elizabeth Egbert, the former head of the Staten Island Museum, who passed away in the time since I took this photo.

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Spotted through the trees

June 22nd, 2014



Looking into the woods behind the track at the edge of Corporal Thompson Park, you can see a bunch of tombstones in the distance. They're part of an agglomeration of five old cemeteries — including a Native American burial ground — that were long abandoned before being cleaned up in recent years by an organization called Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries of Staten Island. (I later got a much closer look at some of the stones from a narrow little street that loops down from Richmond Terrace.)

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Laundromat & Deli

June 22nd, 2014



Washing machines and nectarines under one roof. Take a look inside.

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Rolls under wraps

June 22nd, 2014


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990 Castleton Avenue

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AMERICA

June 22nd, 2014


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1473 Richmond Terrace

June 22nd, 2014



According to the Staten Island Advance, Quinlan has been in business for some 125 years, and its building is even older, dating back to the early 1800s.

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Day 904

Walker Park

June 21st, 2014



Since 1885, this park has been home to the Staten Island Cricket Club, the nation's oldest continuously active cricket club, which was founded as the Staten Island Cricket and Baseball Club in 1872. It was at the club's original home in St. George that, according to many, modern tennis was introduced to the US in 1874 by Mary Ewing Outerbridge (sister of the Outerbridge Crossing's eponym), who had seen the sport being played while on vacation in Bermuda.

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Looking back

June 21st, 2014



along the old North Shore branch of the Staten Island Railway toward where I was standing when I took this shot