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Item #1

 

Staten Island
A Walk Down Memory Lane

By John Louis Sublett


written by the owner of this website

Were there really four airports here? Was the Staten Island Airport shut down each night to ensure no peril to the patrons of the drive-in theater? Is there truly a 150 foot dormant tunnel under the harbor between Staten Island and Brooklyn with the entrance capped in Brooklyn? In the 1930's, Which of Staten Island's best known restaurateurs, bought a house across the street from his famous restaurant and built a 200-foot tunnel between the house and the restaurant so that he could safely carry the day's receipts from the restaurant to his home. Did President John Kennedy, sip coffee at the St. George ferry terminal? Can you believe that a famous Island milk company resorted to rowboats to delivery milk to areas from Oakwood to Midland Beach during some of the worst storms to every hit that area? Did Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley have a Wild West show in 1886 down at Erastina (Mariners Harbor)? In what year was a bomb actually exploded on a Staten Island Ferry?

ISBN/EAN13: 1440443505 / 9781440443503
Page Count: 228
Format: Paperback
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

 

Table of Contents

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Preface - 6

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Staten Island Advance Article - 9

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Historical Timeline - 15

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Famous Islanders - 43

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Films made on or about Staten Island - 77

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Books about Staten Island - 89

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Island Memories - 95

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Eateries, Taverns and Nightclubs – 137

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Staten Island Photos - 141

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Staten Island Tragedies -161

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Some Ferry Facts - 169

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Staten Island Haunts - 175

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Island Theaters - 183

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Good Old Staten Island Stories - 191

About the author:

Born and raised in Midland Beach, now residing in South Beach and living all over Staten Island like Port Richmond, Bulls Head, Rosebank and Grymes Hill has given me a love of Staten Island and a desire to learn about this Island where I was born and raised that led me to write this book. I have terrific memories of growing up here, particularly of my Mom bringing us to the beach as a child. What I wanted to do was find out the history of this Island before I was born and to find out if some of the wonderous tales I was told were fact or fiction. This all led to a website called "StatenIslandHistory.com" which I created almost five years ago. I was flooded with email of memories and stories of the visitors childhoods on Staten Island. Many energized me to do more research into the stories. And before I knew it , I had tons of stories and information about the Island.

 

 

Preface:

Being a native Staten Islander, I thought I knew all about this Island. In my later years I became very interested in the Islands history. I wondered about all the things I was told about Staten Island but never had the opportunity to personally see. This work is a collaboration of many people and many sources of information. Was the Staten Island Airport shut down each night to ensure no peril to the patrons of the drive-in theater nearby? Did rides and trolleys really exist on the South Beach – Midland Beach Boardwalk? Were there restaurants with a huge hot dog on its roof or one built like a chuck wagon, a jolly trolley a caboose or a windmill? Were farms prevalent on the Island and did wildlife roam our backyards? Were the beaches so clean that you actually paid to use them? Was fresh milk and bread actually delivery to our front doors? Can it be that in 1929, Staten Island had its own NFL team? Did Santa really ride the Christmas Train and stop at Jersey Street and Richmond Terrace and give out presents to the kids? Was there really a home for orphaned kids “Mount Loretto” (where once a month my mother promised to check me into)? Which of Staten Island's best known restaurateurs, bought a house across the street from his famous restaurant and built a 200-foot tunnel between the house and the restaurant so that he could safely carry the day's receipts from the restaurant to his home? Did such rock legends, like the Allman Brothers, Vanilla Fudge, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath and the Kinks really play the Island? Did President John Kennedy, sip coffee at the St. George ferry terminal while campaigning for the presidency? These were some of the many questions I had as my interest in Staten Islands past grew. In recent years I have come across so much information about our Island’s rich and diverse past that I wanted to share with all Native Islanders and people who have called the Island home. But I did not want this to be another history book on Staten Island, though; at times it may look that way. I will not go into details about the British occupation of Staten Island for seven years, or the draft riots during the civil war, or the burning down of the Quarantine Station. All this has been covered in much detail and in the “Books” chapter I will point you to some great history books on our beloved Staten Island. I will try my best to make this a lighthearted look at memories that we have of a place that was and is still close to our hearts. I will try my best to make you say, “Wow, I remember that”.

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Famous People from Staten Island


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About the author:
Author of many books about Staten Island, New York. The author is a native Islanders and a lifelong resident. His love of Staten Island can be felt in his writing.

 

Famous People from Staten Island

 

Authored by John Louis Sublett

To the shores of this Island have come many generations of people who were determined to make a good life for their families. They have left behind them a record of significant contributions in all fields of human endeavor. Awareness and appreciation of this heritage can come only through knowledge and understanding of past struggles and achievements. ( as written in Holden's Staten Island: The History of Richmond County )
The Island has been a haven and a home for many, ranging from:
The family of a President of the United States ( John Tyler - Broadway and Clove Road )
Two of our country's Vice Presidents of the early 19th century
A dethroned Emperor of Mexico ( Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna - Known as "The butcher of the Alamo" )
A liberator of Italy ( Garibaldi )
The first native born American ( Elizabeth Bayley Seton ) beatified by the Roman Catholic Church
The Governess to the children of the King of Siam ( Anna Leonownes )
As well as many inventors, scientists, poets, editors, artists and scores of naval and army heroes.


 

Publication Date:
Apr 15 2010
ISBN/EAN13:
1452818193 / 9781452818191
Page Count:
152
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

 

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Item #2


1500 Old Staten Island Photos CD

 

This CD contains over 1500 photos of Staten Island from the 1890s to the 1970s. They have been compiled by me over the last 4 years. Many are postcards, some are actual photos. There are some old ads and newspaper clippings included. On the CD you will find pictures of theaters, stores, restaurants, schools, churches, historic buildings, transportation, beach areas, maps, historical events and much more.
Some of the towns represented are
Annadale · Arden Heights · Arrochar · Bay Terrace · Bloomfield · Brighton Heights · Bulls Head · Castleton · Castleton Corners · Charleston · Clifton · Concord · Dongan Hills · East Shore · Egbertville · Elm Park · Eltingville · Emerson Hill · Farm Colony · Fort Wadsworth · Fox Hills · Fresh Kills · Graniteville · Grant City · Grasmere · Great Kills · Greenridge · Grymes Hill · Heartland Village · Hoffman Island · Howland Hook · Huguenot · Isle of Meadows · Lighthouse Hill · Livingston · Manor Heights · Mariners Harbor · Meiers Corners · Mid-Island · Midland Beach · New Brighton · New Dorp · New Dorp Beach · New Springville · North Shore · Oakwood · Ocean Breeze · Old Town · Pleasant Plains · Port Ivory · Port Richmond · Prall's Island · Prince's Bay · Randall Manor · Richmondtown · Richmond Valley · Rosebank · Rossville · St. George · Shooters Island · Shore Acres · Silver Lake · Snug Harbor · South Beach · South Shore · Stapleton · Stapleton Heights · Sunnyside · Swinburne Island · Todt Hill · Tompkinsville · Tottenville · Tottenville Beach · Travis · Ward Hill · Westerleigh · West New Brighton · West Shore · Willowbrook · Woodrow

 

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Item #3

 

The 14 History Books of
Staten Island on  CD


( 6341 total pages )

bullet 1. Staten Island and its people: a history, 1609-1929 New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1930-1933, Leng, Charles W.
2703 pages
bullet 2.  The earliest volume of Staten Island records: 1678-1813 New York, N.Y.: The Survey, 1942,
118 pages
bullet 3.  Chiefly Bible Records: copied from those of the Staten Island Hist. Society at Port Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y. Brooklyn, N.Y,
69 pages
bullet 4.  Prominent Men of Staten Island, 1893 New York: A.Y. Hubbell, 1893,
145 pages
bullet 5.  History of Richmond County, Staten Island 1887 edited by Richard M. Bayles, 
912 pages
bullet 6.  Annals of Staten Island: from its discovery to the present time New York: Press of C. Vogt, 1877, Clute, J. J. 
478 pages
bullet 7.  Discourse delivered in the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Port Richmond, Staten Island New York: Sackett, Mackay & Lord, law, book and job printers, 1865, Brownlee, James Henry,
67 pages
bullet 8.  The Church of St. Andrew, Richmond, Staten Island: its history, vital records and gravestone inscriptions Staten Island, N.Y.: Published under the auspices of the Staten Island Historical Society by W.T. Davis, 1925, Davis, William T.
278 pages
bullet 9.  History and legend of Howard Avenue and the Serpentine Road: Grymes Hill, Staten Island New York: Hine Bros. Printery, 1914, Hine, C. G.
99 pages
bullet 10. Staten Island and Staten Islanders compiled by The Richmond Borough Association of Women Teachers, 1909
86 pages
bullet 11. Days Afield on Staten Island - William T. Davis 1892
82 pages
bullet 12. Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island - Ira K. Morris -  1898 
944 pages
bullet 13. Webb's Consolidated  Directory of the North and South Shores,  Staten Island - 1886
320 pages
bullet 14. Staten Island by Calvin D. Van Name - A report by the President of  The Borough of Richmond to the Mayor 1921
40 pages

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Item #4

 19 More History Books of
Staten Island on  CD

 

( Total Pages 5000 )

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  1 - Fort Wadsworth - 208 pages
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  2 - Proceedings of the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences 1911-1913 - 743 pages
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  3 - History of the Methodist Church 1898 - 329 pages
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  4 - The Destruction of Quarantine 1858 - 201 pages
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  5 - Proceedings of the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences 1905 - 1907 - 753 pages
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  6 - Proceedings of the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences 1896 - 1898 - 457 pages
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  7 - The Major and The Queen 1915 - 160 pages
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  8 - Perine House Dongan Hills 1915 - 134 pages
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  9 - Staten Island Historian Index - 53 pages
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10 - Rides & Rambles on Staten Island 1889 - 34 pages
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11 - Early History of S.I. 1918 - Cornelius G Kolff - 42 pages
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12 - Centennial & Bi-Centennial of Staten Island 1883 - 40 pages
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13 - Staten Island - A Guide Book 1890 - 84 pages
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14 - Staten Island - One Vast City - 1869 - 18 pages
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15 - Legend of Richmond Road - 1916 - 44 pages
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16 - Prohibition Park Westerleigh 1899 - 36 pages
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17 - Ye Olde Names and Nicknames of Staten Island - 59 pages
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18 - Proceedings of the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences 1913 - 1915 - 573 pages
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19 - George William Curtis, A Eulogy - 1893 - 137 pages

 

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