Rossville, Staten Island - "One of the eeriest places in the five boroughs"
Earlier this month, we had a brief overview of Shaun O'Boyle's haunting photographs of abandoned tugs and ferries at the Rossville Boatyard [The Boatyard (the elephant's graveyard)], which is in Rossville, Staten Island. Rossville is described by forgotten NY in "The deadpool" thus:
One of the eeriest places in the five boroughs, the entire Northeast, or perhaps the entire country, is in the borderland where New York City peters out, leaving New Jersey ahead and the hustle & bustle of the city behind. This is the place where the souls of 17th and 18th century patriots wander in search of someone to clean up their burial ground, and the place where ferries, tugs, barges and skiffs of decades past linger while they wait their turn to sink to Davy Jones' Locker.
forgotten NY, in another article about Rossville, "The End of New York: The Ruins of Rossville," said that it
seemingly preserves its wrecks like no other neighborhood in the city I've yet seen. Truly, this is the literal (it's near the southernmost edge of Staten Island) and figurative end of New York City.
- Google map
- Tugboat Graveyard on Staten Island - from undercity.org
- Arthur Kill - from Wikipedia
- Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, 718-351-1611
- USS PC-1264, photos of a WWII Submarine Chaser scrapped at Whitte Brothers Marine Scrap Yard, Rossville, Staten Island
- Brief History of Staten Island, Staten Island Advance, April 24, 2005
- Staten Island Bicycling Map (pdf)
- Discover Staten Island, part of the Discover New York course at St. John's University
- StatenIslandUSA - from the Office of the (Staten Island) Borough President
forgotten NY - web site - highly recommended
If you love New York, then you must visit, and bookmark, forgotten NY. Run by Kevin Walsh, forgotten NY includes text and photographs of all parts of the City, new and old ... he also conducts walking tours ... upcoming tours are announced on the home page ...
Some of our favorite pages include
- Journey Through the Past (a subway tour on IRT Low Voltage cars)
- Jamican Red (original red brick pavement in Jamica)
- A Walk on 53rd Street (from the Hudson to the East River)
- Who Are those Guys and Gals and Dogs (The Statues of Central Park)
- Where Brooklyn Began - Fulton Street at the waterfront
An incredibly rich site, forgotten NY will keep you occupied for hours ... I bet most of you don't make it to this sentence ...
For more about Kevin Walsh, see the gothamist interview. Thank you, Kevin Walsh, for a wonderful web site.
AGINY Highly Recommended and Top 10