Alice Austen: Photographing a Life in Rosebank, Staten Island

Janes Walk

Led By Kristine Allegretti, Director of Collections and Operations

Bring your cameras and join Alice Austen House teaching artists for a photowalk beginning at the historic home of Alice Austen. We will begin by photographing the Victorian Gothic cottage that was both Austen’s home and muse and journey together through Rosebank to the historic St John’s Episcopal Church where Austen’s infamous 1890 portrait ‘Trude and I, Masked, Short Skirts’ was taken.


We are located at 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY. There are small rises and changes in landscape at the park. The distance to St John's is approximately a 1/2 mile walk. FROM MANHATTAN BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Take the Staten Island Ferry at Whitehall Terminal located at the southern tip of Manhattan. The subway lines that stop at the ferry terminal are the 1, R (to Whitehall Street), and the 4/5 (to Bowling Green.) Once on Staten Island, take the S51 bus (Bus Ramp B) to the corner of Hylan Boulevard and Bay Street (about a 15 minute ride.) FROM MANHATTAN VIA BROOKLYN BY CAR From the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (toll) or the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges take I-278 West to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Staten Island. Take the first exit on the right, “Bay Street”. Continue to the end of street (School Road) then turn left onto Bay Street. Continue to Hylan Boulevard then turn right and follow street to water and house. FROM NEW JERSEY TOLL BRIDGES From the Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals or Bayonne Bridge follow signs to Route 278 East. Exit 13 at “Clove Rd./Richmond Rd./Hylan Blvd.” Continue on service road (Narrows Road South). Just before the fifth traffic light turn left onto Hylan Boulevard and continue to water and house. There is a gravel driveway that brings you behind rear of the house, please feel free to park in the gravel lot. Enter the house on the water side.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Saturday, May 6, 2023
11:00 AM
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Staten Island
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
Alice Austen House Museum in Staten Island. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Blindowl Photography. Modifications: photo cropped.