A Guide Named Sue recently visited the soon to be officially opened Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island with a client who lives on an oil rig for 3 weeks out of every 6 weeks. The museum provides another reason to leave the Staten Island Ferry and explore the surrounding neighborhood. The building that will open in mid-August is the education center. We learned a lot about lighthouse history in a very short time.
While you are in the neighborhood visit the WPA murals in SI Borough Hall, the St George Theater and the Staten Island Sept 11th memorial: Postcards. If you have more time take a trip to the Alice Austen house.
We enjoyed a drink at the River Dock Cafe before heading back to Manhattan.