Wednesday, April 2

more info about this "staten island" the kids are raving about



meowrson welles says: i'm quoting this wholesale from another website, but i thought it would be helpful for all of you planning your upcoming trip to the land of mystery, "staten island". i am of no help, having only been there once or twice and having done very little while there, besides wonder how such a thing occurred. anyway:


“My boyfriend and I did this last year and we’re still talking about it. We took the ferry and then navigated Staten Island by bus. Neither one of us had ever done that before, so it felt like a vacation. Start off the afternoon at the Staten Island Zoo (614 Broadway between Colonial Ct and Harvest Ave, Staten Island; 718-442-3100). It’s not as flashy as the other city zoos, but it has lots of character and an aquarium. Then stop by Snug Harbor to see the Chinese Scholar’s Garden (Staten Island Botanical Gardens, 1000 Richmond Terrace at Delafield Pl, Staten Island; 718-273-8200). Meandering paths and delicate footbridges create an atmosphere of romantic discovery, and while we would’ve preferred it if the overzealous guide allowed us to appreciate the architecture on our own, she did provide interesting tidbits we still reference today. We topped off the excursion with dinner at Adobe Blues, a Tex-Mex spot with a roaring fire (65 Lafayette Ave, Staten Island; 718-720-2583). It’s a pleasant mix of culture, kitsch and city exploration.” - Dan

1 comment:

Ross said...

You are starting to sound like a certain person (who shall go unnamed) who skillfully segued from talking about the greatness of BattleStar Galactica to talking about the greatness of L. Ron Hubbard and how Scientology just kind of makes sense, if you think about it.

But, hey, half-a-million people live on Staten Island! How could half-a-million Staten Islanders be wrong? Think about it!

That being said, I do enjoy aquariums. Do you think they have any penguins?