Staten Island rock sculptures, unconcealed
Before PBS Thirteen’s online series The City Concealed featured Freshkills Park, it featured another unusual Staten Island park happening, at Mt. Loretto Unique Area, a state preserve on the island’s southern tip. Artist Doug Schwartz has been building pyramids of thousands of rocks, spanning nearly half a mile of beach at Mt. Loretto, since 1996. Some photos via Forgotten NY here. The rock cairns are not Schwartz’s only claim to fame; he’s also the Staten Island Zoo’s keeper of weather-prognosticating groundhog Staten Island Chuck.