Author: Brenda Delgadillo

Sailor Snug Harbor

Robert Richard Randall founded Sailor’s Snug Harbor as a “haven for aged, decrepit and worn out sailors” in 1801. Today it stands as a beautiful botanical garden with a collection of architecturally significant 19th-century buildings set in an 83-acre park along the north shore of Staten Island. Sailor Snug Harbor is located on 1000 Richmond …

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Seaman’s Retreat

Featured in David Henry Thoreau’s “Letters from Staten Island,” this building was constructed between 1834-1853 by Abraham P Maybe. The Seaman’s Retreat was the only hospital of the port of New York that solely took care of merchant seaman. Unfortunately, the building is actually not up and running. The owners of this property are doing …

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