John Byron Kuhner
Fifth-generation New Yorker JOHN BYRON KUHNER (johnbyronkuhner.com) 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 (www.crumpledpress.org).
The Staten Island Ferry TerminalBy John Byron Kuhner
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.