Hoffman Island sits in Richmond County and is therefore part of the borough of Staten Island. It’s approximately 1.5 miles south of Fort Wadsworth and can be seen on a clear day from the outer lane of the north/east path of the I-278 over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. It’s off-limits to the public and is maintained by Gateway – a division of the National Park Service – primarily as an avian habitat.
But a more auspicious creature may be lurking on the island. Recently spotted in flip-flops and wearing several garments all containing stripes in some form or another is … Captain America!
Sadly, even with the thus far mild Winter he hasn’t fared so well, and is somehow surviving without the use of both of his arms, as seen in this photo sphere screenshot:
I wish him the best, I really do.
Now I can only wonder if this is the user known as disappearednging – that would be wild!