After a bunch of years in metro NY, I’ve finally made it to the last of NYC’s five boroughs, Staten Island.
The first four were easy:
Manhattan – lived there. Seven years, four apartments, none bigger than my living room.
Brooklyn – I might have been there more, but only remember apartment hunting in Brooklyn Heights with Beth (now one of my beta readers) and Michael (who I could catch up with here, if it weren’t past my bedtime). Great neighborhood. Don’t remember why that never worked out.
Bronx – Yankee Stadium, Bronx Zoo.
Queens – lots of drive-thrus on the way to Westhampton Beach. Also, annual Patterpalooza.
Staten Island – ???
I thought it looked like this:
Not so. Here’s what it really looks like:
Driving and photography don’t mix. Here’s some pictures where you can actually see it:
I was there to look at and, ultimately, buy a slew of sunroom furniture I found on craigslist. Thank god, because it was a really long drive.
So, what’s my point? Not sure. Don’t judge a borough by the movies? Craigslist is awesome? Maybe just another thing to check off my life to-do list: visit all five boroughs of NYC? Done. Thirteen years later.