About once or twice a year, I’m in south-southwest Staten Island, the southernmost point in New York State. Though “suburbanity” long ago made its way into places like Tottenville, Richmond Valley, and Charleston there are still pockets of wilderness and still touches of small town life left over. Soon enough, these small patches will be filled in.
Tag Archives: Richmond Valley
June 2, 2016
Without a doubt, the most decrepit transit station of any kind in New York City (and that’s saying something, given the condition of the BMT Chambers Street station under City Hall) is the Nassau station on the Staten Island Railway, a couple of stops before its terminal at Tottenville. The overpass over the tracks is […]
March 11, 2007
CONTINUED FROM PART 4 Your webmaster made fitful forays into extreme southwestern Staten Island (the old town of Westfield) in the 1960s (I seem to remember a bus ride with my parents past endless fields of nothing (likely Arthur Kill Road, which still has a lot of empty stretches) and a two-lane roadway (that was probably […]