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Being a native Staten Islander, I thought I knew all about this Island. In my later years I became very interested in the Islands history. I wondered about all the things I was told about Staten Island but never had the opportunity to personally see. This work is a collaboration of many people and many sources of information.

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It was my love of Staten Island and a desire to see again how the Island used to look that led me write this book.The Island then and now is a relief from the frenzied atmosphere of the rest of the city. It's really been a learning experience for me. Staten Island has such an amazing history.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440443505
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440443503
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #640,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By D. M. Funk on March 17, 2013
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when i first bought the book i thought it would be a collection of photos with brief explanations . that in itself was enough to buy it but to my delight, i found way more than the photos. while you can not please all the people all the time, as abe lincoln once warned us, i was more than pleased with the book, contents thereof and never once felt it was a waste of money. i am a native of this wonderful island/borough of new york city so my interest is beyond most. many times when people write about nyc manhattan is their center point with the other boroughs getting some attention but staten island is hardly ever mentioned and when it is, it's usually mentioned within two, three paragraphs. mr. sublett's book corrects this grave error and does it with grace and style. like history? like to read about new york's forgotten borough? then you'll love this most excellent book.
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John has gathered some remarkable facts about old Staten Island, where I grew up. I didn't know a lot of history he mentions in the book. It's heartwarming to learn something new about one's birthplace. John's website, Old Staten Island is super fun to visit and comment on. The book would appeal to anyone who likes a bit of history, not just to native Staten Islanders. Thanks for the memories, John!
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I wanted to take the time to let you know that your book was the greatest hit with my siblings this past holiday! All four called me so excited & then called me back, after they read the book, to tell me about different memories from the book that really touched them. Thank you so very much for all the time you took in putting such a touching book together. I will certainly keep you in mind for the next holiday & book #2. Thanks again John!
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JoAnn Braithwaite
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As a Staten Islander most of my life this book was so uplifting. I was born on
S.I. in a house on Richmond Rd. I went to school in Midland Beach to St.Margaret
Mary's which is the same church that I married my husband in more than 50 years
ago. It is so heartwarming to reminisce since moving to Florida some 30 years ago.
It all comes back as you turn the pages. I can remember my Mom taking us to the
boardwalk for strolls and to outdoor movies. I can even remember being taken to
see a silent movie on New Dorp Lane. Watching the Verrazano being built was very
thrilling. Living as a child in Midland Beach next to Miller Field and watching
the Italian prisoners of war exercising every morning. Ths Surf Club owened by a cousin of mine was great for pizza. Every page of this book is a memory and I feel
that John did a fabulous job in putting it together. Our oldest son Matthew was with NYPD and was killed on Feb. 14, 1999 and is buried in Moravian, so you can
understand that a very big part of my life is still there. We visit each and every
year in Feb. for a Memorial mass which our daughter-in-law has said for him and there is also a golf outing which is a benefit for NYPD widows. Staten Island will
always be my home away from home. Thank you John for composing this. The S.I. ferry was my mode of transportation every day of the week to go to work at the Irving Trust Co. I am at a loss looking for the page with a gentleman who was cutting hair. He is the late father of a close friend of our family. Thanks again and again for bringing it all alive. Roe Dziergowski
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I ordered this book on a whim. When I received it, I sat down and started to read. The book fulfills the promise that the front cover bears...."Staten Island: A Walk Down Memory Lane." I learned new things about Staten Island, my birthplace, that I had never known. Also, I was reminded of the many great places and people who have made Staten Island popular to the "natives" of Staten Island. The book contains historical facts that are very interesting, as well as mentions many places that were hangouts or just a part of Staten Island culture. Well worth the read.Staten Island: A Walk Down Memory Lane
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I love John's website, and I love his book. If a reader is interested in "more pictures," they are free to enjoy them on his website. Anyone who loves Staten Island can easily meditate on any of the segments and be happily engaged in thought for quite some time. I am not a native Islander; however, my husband, two sons and I moved here in 1972. We have made many wonderful memories here. John's work is a labor of love, and we appreciate it very, very much. So far, we purchased 3 copies, and they are worth every dollar. We gave one of the copies to a friend of ours who grew up in Midland Beach, and he loves the book. There is every reason to praise the author for his efforts that have gone into this book.
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My family was spending Christmas together for the first time in years. What I thought was going to be just a fun gift for my mom and siblings, all of whom grew up on the island and now are scattered from coast to coast, turned into an awakening of the heart. Different passages tweeked a thought, a remembrance of some person, day or event that brought a flood of feeling back. We laughed, sometimes uproariously, remembered old friends, stolen kisses, walks on the beach. My "California" nephew was able to experience a completely different side of my brother, his dad, after hearing the stories - and was amazed at the different world we lived in. But, the most unexpected, heartwarming and hearwrenching was my 76 year old aunt, lying in a Hospice bed, who my mom sent her copy to. Every night for the few weeks before my aunt died, her daughter read passages from the book. My aunt laughed, teared up, shared stories until she couldn't. It was a gift of bonding that her daughter will be forever grateful. Yes, this is personal. This is more than a book.
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