The Poetics of Staten Island

What’s inside the cultural imagination of NYC’s most derided borough?  What would a cultural history of it look like?  At, SI native Jonah Weiner (great New York name) undertakes a short-form investigation.  Having only been exposed to Staten by the Wu-Tang clan and heard mostly awful things about it, I found this piece smart and wry.  It’s a skeptical embrace of “the strangest bedfellow in the city’s ménage à cinq, regarded as a little red state full of orange people who seem to have crash-landed on our blue planet.”



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