A Tour Of Clarkstown
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Clarkstown is one of the districts on the southern side of Steward’s Bay; its history is as varied as its population is diverse. Though it was founded in 1763, very little remains from before 1908, when the area suffered through a devastating fire.
We begin with Garvison Square. Once the site of a massive textile mill, this little area features a shiny, glass-covered, state-of-the-art shopping mall with all the amenities that the modern shopper needs. The Defiant Energy Corporation Convention Center, which hosts a variety of events every year, sits across Garvison Square Plaza, and is home to a massive monument erected to symbolize the recovery of Clarkstown from the tragedy that forced the destruction of the old H.M. Garvison Textile Mill.
Moving towards the northeast, we come to the cliff face of High Point’s Turell Hill, one of the higher points in Titan City. At the base of the cliff is the neighborhood of Briggstone, which was once rather run down, but has received new life since the arrival of the mall. Briggstone is full of flavor, featuring Sinclair Ship Works, the city’s oldest operating business, and Main Street, which brings the feel of small-town America right to the heart of the big city.
It even has big city superpowered problems!
Along the western coastline lies the Port of Clarkstown. Once a bustling industrial shipping port, this neighborhood is full of abandoned warehouses and illegal activities. Vestigial reminders of the life this neighborhood once had are still visible, if only for now. The old CCN Rail Yard sits abandoned; just an old rail car or two still litter the old tracks. The old South Titan Coal Refinery is supposedly empty and simply awaits demolition before more apartments are built. A popular restaurant, the Beenie Weenie, still stands its ground, refusing to close or move after serving the folks down on the docks and in the factories for more than 50 years.
The largest neighborhood in Clarkstown is Southside, lying between Cowtown, Garvison Square, Port of Clarkstown, and the borders with neighboring High Point and Muir Park. This neighborhood has the highest population concentration but the lowest income levels. This doesn’t mean it is without a charm all its own. It’s home to the original, and still operational, locations of Phoenix Burger and Titan Taco, which have both gone on to become chains throughout the Titan City metropolitan area, as well as a number of newer eateries which cater to some of the more eclectic palettes in the area. Also in this neighborhood, you will find the local homeless shelter and soup kitchen, and one of the few structures to survive the fire: the bell tower at St. John’s Church.
Now that you know some of what’s here, why don’t you come on by and stay a spell? We’d be happy to have you!
--Stephanie “Conundrum of Furballs” Smith, Staff Writer