186 GEOLOGY OF NEW YORK CITY
still standing in the midst of the paternal acres on the summit of the
serpentine ridge. The highest point of the island is almost 400 feet.
and west of Richmond rises an undulating country composing the third
topographical section of the county. Herein are abundant elements of
pictorial and geological interest, which may be encompassed by
following the road from Richmond to Rossville, thence reaching the
rolling countryside above Jessop's farm, on the long lane to
Huguenots, and returning by Woodrow, a tour which, if wisely
interspersed with ramblings right and left, will show some range of
surficial deposits and formations.
the development of the Greater New York the direction southward of its
population must gradually prevail, and the shore fronts of Staten
Island become occupied: with docks and shipping, while all its hills,
commanding beautiful views of the Lower and Upper Harbors, cannot fail
to assume a strictly municipal aspect by the growth of splendid homes
of architectural beauty and structural permanence.