May 1, 2020

Neighborhood Changes

By Ange's Table

Hello First Day of May.

How are you all doing today?  Its Friday, so hopefully anyone who had to work this week, will have  the weekend to decompress, relax, and recharge.

Have you been out of the house?  Gone on any walks in your neighborhood?  We have been trying to get out for walks.  We have not been on as many as we should, but the few we have done have been so nice.  

Our neighborhood changed a bit after Hurricane Sandy.  There have been entire blocks of homes that were washed away.  Others have been torn down to turn what should have always been a part of the Blue Belt, back into the Blue Belt. 

So over the years, we have had more wild life.  More deer, more turtles, and birds.  But there are new species that I do not recall ever seeing here.  We have loads of crow, and hawks, and turkey vultures, and egret!!  There are the ducks that walk around with with the Canada geese in the middle of the street like they own it!

Have things in your neighborhood changed recently?

geese out front
Sidewalk grass buffett
geese walking away
He was done hanging out
An Egret living on our corner
There are so many deer, this baby was checking out the block
turkey vultures
Turkey vultures living on someones roof
was a street
If you look closely, you can see a fire hydrant. This used to be a street. Nature has taken it back.
freedom tower in distance
The Freedom Tower in the distance
vz bridge in distance
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge in the distance
Love that this is our local beach. Living near the water is such a blessing.

These are not the images that come to mind when you think of living in NYC.  But I do live in NYC.  Staten Island is one of the boroughs that make up the greatest city in the world.

Take a walk around your neighborhood.  What changes do you see?  Leave a comment below, or tag us on Instagram @Anges_Table.