On Saturday I had to get my computer fixed. I brought it to the Apple Store on Staten Island because I was able to get a “genius bar” appointment there more easily than in Manhattan. And that set of a little adventure. In my way back, I got off the SI expressway at the last exit and drove down to the base of the Verrizano Narrows Bridge where I discovered that there was an old fort and battery there dating back to the mid 1800s. There was an old torpedo shed there where they could cart out torpedoes (what we now call mines) out to the fort where they could be deployed on cables across the narrows. No one ever has attempted to invade New York Harbor, however, and this fort is now just a relic.