Staten Island

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Second program in a series (each Friday at 6:30) created in cooperation with the New York City Tunnel Authority.

Joe and Alice talk about why, where, and how to take the tunnel. For commercial drivers, a service is offered to plot routes. Importance of keeping vehicles in good condition.

What do the five boroughs have to give?

Staten Island: "World's Biggest Excursion for a Nickel;" harbor scenery; a good place to read; five mile ride: Governor's Island, Immigrants' Island, fleets of boats, Statue of Liberty, etc.; first movie lots were in Staten Island ("Perils of Pauline," etc.); Henry Hudson; the Dutch and English purchases; one of the original counties of the County of York; 1661: first permanent village; oldest known schoolhouse; religious sites; governors. Thanks to the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

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