An illustrated Staten Island primer for children and families, with a twist


Si ABCSTATEN ISLAND — “A” is for the Alice Austen House, where Staten Islanders Nancy and Chris Benbow first met Advance photographer Bill Lyons.

“B” is for the book they wrote together, “The ABC’s of Staten Island,” that features the best of our borough.

“C” is for city, as in the Museum of the City of New York, where the collaborators are planning to host a book-signing and reading Sunday.

“D” is for discovering Staten Island through the alphabet.

You get the idea.

According to Lyons, a St. George resident who has practiced his craft for more than 35 years (, “our original idea was to present Staten Island to children and families in a way that was both informative and fun.”



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