Day 1151

Crookes Point Road

February 23rd, 2015

This apostrophe-less road in Great Kills Park runs along Crooke's Neck (the peninsula) to Crooke's Point (the tip of the peninsula). Around the 1930s or '40s, Crooke's Neck was filled in with dredged sand from Great Kills Harbor so that Crooke's Point could be easily accessed from mainland Staten Island. You can see the area's transformation by comparing aerial photos from 1924 and 1951.

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