The video below is from our trip to Staten Island, taken on top of Richard's bicycle (I was unable to get it leveled and still). This was my first time on a 'beach' on the east coast, and my first time on Staten Island. The water was a bit brown in color; My guess is that this is due to the industrial and metropolitan waste from the city. The sand was also harder and with larger aggregates than what I am used to in San Diego, CA.
The video below is from my trip back to Manhattan from Staten Island. It shows the last few seconds, in slow motion (standard iPhone application) of the train coming to a stop. Parallel to the train was an empty train.
The video below is from my trip back to Manhattan from Staten Island. It shows a sped up (time-lapse, stand iPhone application) from one stop to the next. I had recorded a time-lapse video for each stop, but chose this one because it was the most anonymous and straight forward.