Welcome, March! William Cullen Bryant saw through your bluster:
For thou, to northern lands again,
The glad and glorious sun dost bring,
And thou hast joined the gentle train
And wear’st the gentle name of Spring.
Ring in the month with Gerald J. Russello, patriot of Brooklyn and editor of The University Bookman, and John Bryan Kuhner, author of Staten Island, or, Life in the Boroughs: http://www.kirkcenter.org/index.php/bookman/article/live-where-we-are. The 1900 declaration of the Staten Island Separation League in favor of “the Jeffersonian principle of decentralization” rings truer than ever today: “Staten Island can only become truly great when divorced from New York and incorporated as an independent city.”