Alice Austen Park
The Alice Austen Park, located right on the North Shore, just over a mile from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, is a beautiful park on the property of a historic dutch-colonial style mansion built in the late 1600s. Brothers Jacob and Lambert Johnson were the first residents of the home. In the mid-19th century, it was purchased and remodeled by John Haggerty Austen. The house and park came to be known as Alice Austen Park, after the granddaughter of John Haggerty; one of the earliest female photographers, who grew up in the house. The house and park are located right by Buono Beach, and look out onto the water. This park gives locals and visitors, alike, a break from the hectic urban life of New York City.