The Rock Across the Harbor is Staten Island, huddled regretfully against the shore of New Jersey, both shrinking from the rest of New York City and hurt by its sense of rejection from that city. This blog will highlight some of the aspects of life on this island in the new millennium – construction projects, civic associations and social issues, with a special emphasis on the North Shore and all of the changes that are taking place there. The blog does not enjoy regular updating, instead simmering on a low flame. But it is actively moderated, so please feel free to comment ,,, and contribute to make it a better and more informative site. Thank you! Dominic A.