Freshkills Park Blog

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.


August 27, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I leave on the south shore and I’ve never heard about this! I’m defiantly going to check it out ASAP. I have seen Doug on the SIRT acouple of times with the groundhog, in its cage. Next time I see him I’m going to bring it up.

    Comment by Staten Island Real Estate Agent | November 13, 2009 | Reply

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