That's my shelf of Staten Island history books. It's not perfect but I'm pretty proud of it. The highlight is the complete set of Leng & Davis. Another gem is "Staten Island 1524 - 1898" by Henry G. Steinmeyer.
It's a 1987 re-print of a book originally published in 1950. Steinmeyer was one of the founders of the Richmondtown Restoration Project. It's a decent history of the Island's discovery, settlement and development by Europeans. Better yet it's got great pictures. I've used them for several posts on this site over the years.
Now here's the thing. I've got two copies: one good one and one worn one. So I'm giving the worn one away to one lucky winner!
All you have to do is guess correctly where this statue is.
I discovered this statue in the mid-nineties. It's one of the coolest and strangest things I've ever seen on the Island. I can't really figure out why it is where it is but look at it. Who really cares? I mean it's an astronaut in Zero-G!
So, here's the rules. Guess where it is and let me know, either on facebook or in the comments section of the block. Then, next Wednesday I'll choose randomly a correct answer and send that lucky person the book. Or if I know you I can just hand it to you. Good luck!