South Beach, Staten Island style

It has absolutely nothing in common with South Beach, Miami, except for the name. The Staten Island version was developed as a seaside resort in the 1880s. A two-and-a-half mile boardwalk went up in the 1930s, and the beach now has amazing views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

This postcard looks like it dates to the 1920s. Love the water slide.

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2 Responses to “South Beach, Staten Island style”

  1. PizzaBagel Says:

    It was considerably before my time, but I understand that there was something of a waterside playground called North Beach in Queens, right about where LaGuardia Airport is today. I’d love to see an entry about it.

  2. snapshotsnyc Says:

    Love the post card—where did you find it? Amazing how things change.

    Love the blog.

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