Greenpoint, October, 2015

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Light on the Forest

The intersection of Mulberry Avenue and Travis Avenue and the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge on Staten Island. The sixth largest public park in New York City and surely the largest salt marsh within a five-minute walk to an Ann Taylor outlet.

Greenhouses peeking above the fence, across Richmond Avenue, from Barnes & Noble. A bit further down the avenue, the Staten Island Mall occupies the site of the old Farmers' Market, described by Dawn Powell as "a combination Sears Roebuck and county fair, in huge quonsets far out on Richmond Avenue... long a supply center for those who dread even the short trip to New Jersey."

There is a Sears anchor store in the mall. The last time I was there, I heard this exchange among employees:
"How you doing, brother?"
"We're still here, man."

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