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.
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.
Another view of 2172 Richmond Terrace
Winner of a 2014 Historic Treasure award from the Preservation League of Staten Island
The Tower Hill station on the abandoned North Shore branch of the Staten Island Railway
Two fading beauties in Port Richmond
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.
at the Engine 287/Ladder 136 firehouse. Closer look here; two other parts of the memorial here and here.
at the Church of the Ascension
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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.