Thursday, March 2, 2017
Staten Island amble
J and I took a visit to Staten Island and took a stroll along the waterfront. From the ferry, we walked west as far as Snug Harbor and then back, about two flat miles each way.
Much of waterfront is hidden, either by businesses, such as the Atlantic Salt Company, or by construction. The waterfront that is accessible isn't exactly developed. J reminisced about when Brooklyn's waterfront was the same way, back in the day.
This view was taken from the shore across from Snug Harbor looking east. The photo below is from the same spot, but looking west. The remains of the old railroad, I found out later, are what is left of a railway route that used to run from the ferry to about Goethels Bridge, crossing over into New Jersey on the Arthur Kill Railroad Bridge. The rail stopped running in 1990.