The View from Staten Island

I hopped the Staten Island Ferry to…wait for it…Staten Island one afternoon where I tromped along the Hudson in a good freeze of wind to enjoy the best Chicago dog I’ve had – including in Chicago – at the lunch counter of a local shop where “you” was “yas” and all the fellas’ names ended in y, and I was reminded on the water that for all its importance, self- and otherwise- bequeathed, Manhattan is a little island.

Ellis Island

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