Monday, February 18, 2008
IN THE SHADOW OF MANHATTAN
Staten Island is in the margins. Everybody thinks it is; everybody says it is, even the people who champion it. A lot of us on Staten Island like it that way. Some of us don't like it that way. In either case, the Island has become an out-of-the-mainstream breeding ground for a growing and diverse creative community, and that Staten Island-based community is linked to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Mexico, Puerto Rico, London, Paris, Bilbao, Armenia, Israel, Morocco, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Liberia, China and India.