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The first Dutch settlement on Staten Island was established in 1661. The borough gave rise to farms and fishing ports, as well as growing residential neighborhoods in the 20th century. Explore images of Sailors Snug Harbor, Staten Island's beaches and waterfront, its many bridges, and more in the City Museum's collection.
View of the Quarantine Grounds and Buildings, Staten Island, May 1858.

View of the Quarantine Grounds and Buildings, Staten Island, May 1858.

Lith by Geo. Hayward 120 Water St. N.Y. for D.T. Valentine's Manual, for 1859.

Charities, Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Charities, Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

The church, building "E" and music hall at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors...

A View of Fort George with the City of New York from the Southwest

A View of Fort George with the City of New York from the Southwest

I. Carwitham Sculp lower right. Printed for Carrington Bowles Map & Printseller at No. 69 in St. Paul's...

Sports, Bathing, Midland Beach.

Sports, Bathing, Midland Beach.


Sports, Bathing, Midland Beach.

Sports, Bathing, Midland Beach.

People playing in the water and sitting on the sand at Midland Beach, viewed from the water. A ferris...

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

The church and music hall at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten...

Staten Island and the Narrows.

Staten Island and the Narrows.

From Fort Hamilton.

Bathing, Midland Beach.

Bathing, Midland Beach.


New York Bay. From the Telegraph Station.

New York Bay. From the Telegraph Station.

W.H. Bartlett. R. Wallis. London. Published for the Proprietors of Geo. Virtue 26, Ivy Lane 1838.

The Narrows. New York Bay.

The Narrows. New York Bay.

From Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

A monument and gate-house at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten...

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Neo-classical edifices at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten Island,...

Sports, Cricket, Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island.

Sports, Cricket, Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island.

A cricket team walking on to the pitch of the Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island, N.Y.

Charities, Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Charities, Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Men seated on benches, smoking after dinner, at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired...

Sports, Cricket, Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island.

Sports, Cricket, Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island.

A cricket team portrait at the Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island, N.Y.

Bathing, Midland Beach.

Bathing, Midland Beach.


Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Exterior of Pier 20 at Clifton, Staten Island.

Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Exterior of Pier 20 at Clifton, Staten Island.


Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Men, one in a wheel-chair, weaving baskets at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors...

Sports, Bathing, Midland Beach.

Sports, Bathing, Midland Beach.

People seated on beach with boats and swimmers visible.

Sports, Fox Hunting at Meadow Brook.

Sports, Fox Hunting at Meadow Brook.

Men posed on horses at Meadow Brook's Richmond Club in Staten Island.

Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.

Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.


Bathing, Midland Beach.

Bathing, Midland Beach.


Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Exterior of Pier [20 at Clifton, Staten Island] from Gas Tank.

Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Exterior of Pier [20 at Clifton, Staten Island] from Gas Tank.

Looking down from a gas tank at Pier 20 in Clifton, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

A man inside the conservatory at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten...

St. Mary's R.C. School, Port Richmond N.Y.

St. Mary's R.C. School, Port Richmond N.Y.

Taken from the north (Byron ledger).

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

A retired African American sailor in uniform at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired...

Social Functions, Weddings, Cameron-Fleming, Staten Island.

Social Functions, Weddings, Cameron-Fleming, Staten Island.

The bride or a bridesmaid getting out of a horse-drawn carriage in front of the church at the Cameron-Fleming...

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

The road by the gatehouse of Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten...

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Neo-classical edifices at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten Island,...

Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.

Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.


Sports, Bathing, Midland Beach.

Sports, Bathing, Midland Beach.

A man and a woman lying on Midland Beach. Another woman stands at the edge of the water.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Men, one in a wheel-chair, outside at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on...

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

A large neo-classical building at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten...

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

A large neo-classical building at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten...

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

The church and music hall at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten...

Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.

Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.


Sports, Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.

Sports, Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.

Children from the Seaside Hospital for Children playing on the beach at New Dorp, Staten Island. A pier...

Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.

Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.


Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.

Bathing, Sea Side Hospital for Children, New Dorp, S.I.


Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

The church, building "E" and music hall at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors...

Sports, Cricket, Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island.

Sports, Cricket, Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island.

Spectators on the sidelines of a cricket game at the Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island, N.Y.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

A man standing by a pond at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten Island,...

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

A man standing by a pond at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten Island,...

Bathing, Midland Beach.

Bathing, Midland Beach.


Sports, Fox Hunting at Meadow Brook.

Sports, Fox Hunting at Meadow Brook.

Men and horses near a carriage house at Meadow Brook's Richmond Club in Staten Island.

Sports, Fox Hunting at Meadow Brook.

Sports, Fox Hunting at Meadow Brook.

Men and horses at Meadow Brook's Richmond Club in Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

The Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculpture (1884) of Robert Richard Randall on the grounds of Sailor's Snug...

Sports, Cricket, Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island.

Sports, Cricket, Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island.

A cricket team portrait at the Livingston Cricket Club, Staten Island, N.Y.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

The new sanatorium building at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten...

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island.

The new sanatorium building at Sailor's Snug Harbor, a facility and home for retired sailors on Staten...

Photograph: Medora hook & ladder co. #3 West new brighton, staten island, new york north shore fire department

Photograph: Medora hook & ladder co. #3 West new brighton, staten island, new york north shore fire department

FIRE

St. Andrew Protestant Episcopal Church.  Chancel interior.

St. Andrew Protestant Episcopal Church. Chancel interior.


MacDonough Street and Tompkins Avenue. St. Matthew's Protestant Episcopal Church, interior.

MacDonough Street and Tompkins Avenue. St. Matthew's Protestant Episcopal Church, interior.


MacDonough Street and Tompkins Avenue. St. Matthew's Protestant Episcopal church, exterior.

MacDonough Street and Tompkins Avenue. St. Matthew's Protestant Episcopal church, exterior.


Hotel Terra Marine, Huguenot, rendering signed W.P. Brigden.

Hotel Terra Marine, Huguenot, rendering signed W.P. Brigden.


Castleton, Staten Island. Castleton Apartment House.

Castleton, Staten Island. Castleton Apartment House.


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