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This church was constructed in 1844, but its congregation is much older — the oldest on Staten Island, in fact. Its earliest members began worshiping together in 1665, and later built their first church, on this site, in 1715.

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This old bank, with its vault alarm still in place, is now occupied by Mar Gregorios Syrian Orthodox Church, established in 1975 as the first Malankara (Indian) Syrian Orthodox parish in North America.

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Sharpe Avenue old-timers

April 29th, 2014


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Boxes and brackets

April 29th, 2014



Another view of 2172 Richmond Terrace

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2172 Richmond Terrace

April 29th, 2014



Winner of a 2014 Historic Treasure award from the Preservation League of Staten Island

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Touch of Class

April 29th, 2014



Staten Island's first minority motorcycle club

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Little Fish In A Big Pond

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Railroad ruins

April 29th, 2014



The Tower Hill station on the abandoned North Shore branch of the Staten Island Railway

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Treadwell and Slaight

April 29th, 2014



Two fading beauties in Port Richmond

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Rising and raising

April 29th, 2014



Homes-to-be rise in the foreground; meanwhile, work is now underway to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge 64 feet to accommodate the larger ships that will be navigating the Kill Van Kull once the expansion of the Panama Canal is complete.

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9/11 memorial #199

April 27th, 2014



at the Engine 287/Ladder 136 firehouse. Closer look here; two other parts of the memorial here and here.

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Flowers for Mary

April 27th, 2014



at the Church of the Ascension

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FREE PARKING (FOR PATRONS)

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The Rock Church

April 27th, 2014



This building opened as the Queensboro Theatre in 1928. It was later renamed the Elmwood Theatre, and was still in the business of showing movies as recently as 2002.