Staten Islander News Organization is happy to announce our latest feature, “Rolling Through.” This will be an ongoing video series.
Viewers will get to vicariously experience car trips through Staten Island and New York City. (I promise we won’t include getting stuck in traffic. That is, unless we receive sufficient requests for such!)
We know our readers from out-of-town will really appreciate this! Even lifelong islanders will enjoy seeing the places they travel past all the time, but don’t usually pay much attention to.
Staten Islander’s first such road trip that will be shared is a journey to Manhattan that one of our reporters undertook on September 5, 2020.
Some of the interesting sights in our first video include crossing the Bayonne Bridge, going through the Holland Tunnel, traversing Canal Street, Chinatown, the Freedom Tower, lower Manhattan, as well as a ride over the Vincent R. Casciano Memorial Bridge.
There’s also some street art: A colorful stylized George Floyd mural, and a “Quasar” graffiti piece over on Canal Street on a rooftop.
We also rode up Mulberry Street on the first day of the San Genarro Feast, before any of the partying has yet happened. You can see how the many Italian restaurants are set up for outdoor dining because of COVID.
Each video will be of a different drive around town. If there’s any place you are interested in seeing, do write us, and we’ll try to get it posted onto our YouTube channel as soon as it’s feasible.
Sit back, pop up some fresh popcorn, slather on some butter (or coconut oil), and enjoy!