Posts Tagged ‘seaside resorts in New York City’

South Beach, Staten Island style

March 25, 2009

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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