The Alice Austen House Museum on Staten Island recalls the world of an exceptional woman, photographer Alice
Austen’s quaint, Victorian cottage-style home, with a magnificent view of New York Harbor, displays prints from the large glass negative collection of her work that depict turn-of-the-century American life.”
The City bought the Austen house in 1975 and restored it and the grounds in 1984-85. The Victorian garden was replanted according to Austen photographs with shrubs such as weeping
mulberry and flowering quince. The Staten Island Historical Society owns Austen’s collection of negatives and helps the Friends of Alice Austen House–which operates the museum–present photographic exhibitions at “Clear Comfort.”
Together with the restored cottage and gardens, the exhibitions perpetuate Austen’s life, her times and her art.”
Born and raised amidst the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, I’ve witnessed the city’s many exciting phases. New York is not just a city to me; it’s a living, breathing entity. When I’m not exploring the city or penning down my thoughts, you can find me sipping on a cup of coffee at my favorite local café, playing chess or planning my next trip. For the last twelve years, I’ve been living in South Williamsburg with my partner Berenike.