9781609491703

Discovering Staten Island

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  • ISBN13:

    9781609491703

  • ISBN10:

    160949170X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-18
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

As one of the five boroughs of New York City, Staten Island has a rich and colorful past, and it is full of places where people have shaped the city, state and nation. To commemorate its 350th anniversary, local community leaders and educators have gathered together this unprecedented collection. Walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, Susan B. Anthony, Langston Hughes, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Dalai Lama; visit Revolutionary War sites; relive the entreprencurial drive and inventiveness of business and medical pioneers; and imagine the lives of Irish, Norwegian, Italian, Sri Lankan and Liberian immigrants. Its shores are awash in history, from Lenape trails to Dutch and French farms, from the Atlantic Terra Cotta Company to legendary sports figures and quaint historic districts. Their struggles, hardships, triumphs and achievements, in spectacular and everyday Staten Island locations, are brought to life. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Welcomep. 9
Welcomep. 10
Prefacep. 11
Introduction and Acknowledgementsp. 13
Transportationp. 15
"The Future of Transportation and Mobility on Staten Island"p. 27
Education and Healthp. 31
"Letter from a Grandson: Staten Island University Hospital at Its 150th Anniversary"p. 36
Business and the Economyp. 48
"Staten Island Advance at 125"p. 54
Richmond County Savings Foundationp. 63
Ethnicity and Immigrationp. 66
"A Land of Opportunity: Ven conmigo! Vieni con Me! Yee Noh!"p. 79
Food and Drink by si350 Inc. Committeep. 80
More Tastes of Staten Islandp. 93
The Artsp. 95
"A Dream: Save the St. George Theatre"p. 98
Sportsp. 110
Environmentp. 124
"A National Model for Land Reuse: Freshkills Park"p. 133
Civic and Political Lifep. 140
"The NAACP: Family Ties and Civic Leadership"p. 145
Architecturep. 156
Military Historyp. 170
Religionp. 187
"A Common Purpose, a Higher Purpose"p. 200
The Staten Island Legacy Trail-Twenty-Five Sites to Discoverp. 203
List of Staten Island Borough Presidentsp. 206
si350 Board Members and Committeesp. 207
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 211
About the Contributorsp. 223
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