Tag Archives: New Dorp

  • BEHAN COURT, New Dorp

    January 24, 2016

    A couple of streets in New Dorp may show the influence of Irish immigrants: Belfast Avenue and Behan Court, and L-shaped lane between Amboy Road and Beach Avenue. Brendan Behan (pronounced BAY-an, 1923-1964; shown here with Jackie Gleason) was a poet, writer, novelist, playwright, and Irish Republican Army supporter. Behan was not from Belfast but from Dublin, however. […]

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  • GRANT CITY/NEW DORP, Staten Island

    May 31, 2010

    I visited mid-Staten Island in mid-February, a place where the NYC guidebook writers and trend seekers never visit. I was reminded about the limitations of winter photography; though it was reasonably bright, with a high cloud cover, the shadows were dark and plentiful and so I had to do more doctoring than usual, fiddling with […]

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