Staten Island
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Staten Island, New York City 

Museums & Galleries

Alice Austen House

 
 
The Alice Austen House (also known as Clear Comfort) was once the home of Alice Austen (1866-1952), a female American photographer who produced around 8,000 photographs during her lifetime. The house is located in the Rosebank neighborhood of Staten Island and originally a late 17th century Dutch house that has been remodeled and expanded several times. The house was restored in 1985 to look as it did during the time Alice Austen lived here in the 19th century and designated a New York City Landmark.
Alice Austen House, Staten Island (New York City)

Alice Austen House by blindowlphotography

The house is situated in a scenic park with a panoramic view of New York Bay. On a clear day, you can see the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Verrazano Bridge, and as far as Coney Island. There are guided tours of the house including visits to the parlor, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and exhibits of photographs by Alice Austen. The grounds are open everyday during daylight hours and the museum from Tuesday to Sunday (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) but closed in January, February, and public holidays. 

Location: 2 Hylan Bolevard, Staten Island, New York, NY 10305

Website: Alice Austen House

Tel: 718-816-4506
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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