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John Byron Kuhner

Fifth-generation New Yorker JOHN BYRON KUHNER ( was born and raised in Queens. An accomplished Latinist who speaks and writes Latin, he now lives in a one-room cabin in the Catskill Mountains. His Staten Island: Or, Life in the Boroughs is forthcoming this fall from Crumpled Press (

The Staten Island Ferry Terminal

The bright fluorescent lights and featureless walls of the ferry terminal come as something of a shock after the congenial sunshine and peaceful reveries of the Battery. The words “STATEN ISLAND FERRY” appear over the entrance in letters six feet tall, in a garish neon blue.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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