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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Alice Austen Park

Edgewater St., Hylan Blvd., Abbott St.

Staten Island

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For most of her life, Alice Austen, a groundbreaking photographer, lived in the house now preserved on the grounds of this small Staten Island park. The old mansion, parts of which date back to the late 17th century, preserves a sense of old New York. The photographs displayed inside the house document the vast range of experiences in Victorian New York, including exciting innovations like bicycles being enjoyed by the middle class alongside quarantine stations in which masses of new immigrants were housed on the way into their new country.

The picturesque grounds look over Buono Beach, a peaceful strip of land bordering the New York Bay. Together, the mansion and waterfront make a lovely detour from the busy 21st century.

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Alice Austen Park Weather

  • Mon
    Snow
    26°F
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
    29°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    29°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    31°F

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