6. Maker Park

Staten island MakerspaceAn artwork produced from the Staten Island Makerspace

Staten Island‘s Maker Park in Stapleton is an outdoor sculpture park and community work space born out of the Staten Island MakerSpace. The park opened in 2013 after transforming an empty lot of burned out cars and garbage into a green usable space. The park features many artworks that tell the story of life on the waterfront, and the park also has a number of resident bees thanks to local beekeeper Lenny Librizi.

Notable sculptures include one titled A Balloon Grows in Staten Island that depicts a cement balloon held up by steel wire, a number of graffiti works and street art on old shipping containers, and an artwork that spent a year on the water made of wooden frames and a number of colorful buoys.