by Kevin Walsh

Well, as the great Bob Grant used to say, that slams the lid on things for 2014. Closing out the year with a green clapboard house at Clinton and Brewster (yeah, I didn’t know where this was either until today) with white windows and red shutters — I bet that chimney works too. Nothing fancy here, folks, no porches or dormers. This place has stood firm for decades, if not over a century. Like me, hopefully.



Edward December 31, 2014 - 8:46 pm

NYC Dept of City Planning website shows this house being constructed prior to 1899, so you’re correct Kevin, it’s been around over a century. Lots of nice, simple homes like this all over Staten Island, you just gotta know where to look.

Yvonne January 1, 2015 - 1:27 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! Your website continues to amaze.

John P. Simonetti January 1, 2015 - 10:20 am

Happy New Year, Kevin! My best wishes for a happy, healthy, peaceful, and prosperous New Year to you and your family and friends!

It has been a pleasure perusing your website for many years now: the things I have learned! It is my fervent wish that you continue working on this masterpiece for many, many more years….


NY2AZ January 1, 2015 - 10:38 am

Bob Grant, NYC talk radio pioneer, passed away on 12/31/13. He remained at the microphone through July, 2013. His retirement was brief after a long career. He was like “The Ancient Mariner”: providing his own opinions & the opportunity for audience members to provide theirs. Another of his tag lines was: “It’s sick out there & getting sicker”. Sad but true. On the first anniversary of his passing all that can be said is: Rest in peace.,


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