Staten Island Travel Guide

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Staten Island Things to Do

  • S.I. Botanical Gardens & Snug Harbor...

    A Great place for a date or relaxing afternoon on a nice day. One of Staten Island's best kept secrets. Located within the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, this is a must see place. Easy to get to from Manhattan, take the S.I. Ferry.The gardens represent different periods of time and places.Driving Directions

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  • Capture the view on board Staten Island...

    Snap!! Snap Snap!! That's what I did... on board the ferry although its very cold when the wind starts to blow against me... my hands turned numb after awhile...so make sure u have enought clothing in case u board a ferry during winter... But again, battling the chilly cold wind that almost freak me out is worth while.. especially when I look at...

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  • Historic Richmondtown & headless...

    Go back to colonial times and visit Richmondtown on Staten Island. See how colonialist made bread, cooked, lived and weaved clothing and blankets. In one of the nearby cemetaries resides one Ichabod Crane. This is the main character in "The Legend of Sleepy Hallow", by Washington Irving.There is a nice pond nearby, feed the ducks and climb to the...

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  • September 11th memorial

    No one place was hit harder than Staten Island on September 11tth 2001, who lost 267 souls. I personally lost many good friends that I gained working at Cantor FitzGerald Securities. Cantor lost more than 700 employees that day, many of them living on Staten Island.A memorial was commemorated on September 11th 2004 to honor those Staten Islanders...

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  • Staten Island Zoo

    A great place to go with the kids or adults even. This zoo has quite an extensive array of animals. They have a tropical forest, African Savannah, Serpentarium, petting animal area, children's center and a nice collection of sea creatures. This zoo is one of the best in New York City. Not as large as the Bronx Zoo.

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  • Conference House

    This is the only pre-revolutionary manor house still standing in New York City. Such famous Americans as Benjamin Franklin, Edwin Rutledge and John Adams once used this place.Most known for a famous peace conference held here on September 11, 1776. See how people lived back in colonial times. There is a nice park to walk around next to the water...

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  • Great Kills Park and Beach

    A great place to visit. The nicest beach on Staten Island with a beautiful harbor nearby. Jog, play frisbee, fly a kite, softball, whiffle ball, fly remote control airplanes, roller blade and many more activites are available here.The Great Kills harbor is a great place to visit at sunset.There is a place specifially for people with remote control...

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  • Verrazano Narrows Bridge

    The Verrazano Narrows bridge spans the narrows that lead to New York Harbor. Started connecting Brooklyn to Staten Island in 1964 the bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Today, its length is surpassed only by the Humber Bridge in England. The ends of the bridge are at historic Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn and Fort Wadsworth in...

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  • Fort Wadsworth

    I always search for the institutions that are administered by the National Park System. They always are real thorough and in tip top shape. Fort Wadsworth did not dissappoint at all. The Verrazzanos Bridge looms overhead as you walk through an old fort that was once NY harbors chain of defense. There's trails that lead you to disclosed areas with...

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  • Alice Austens House

    Alice Austens house is a National Historical Landmark. She was one of Americas most famous female photographers (1866-1929) at the turn of the century who basically documented her every move, which allows you to peak into a world long gone. The home acts as a museum and exibition space for other photographers, and is decorated with period...

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  • Jaques Marchais Tibetan Art Museum

    I have heard of this place and researched it and now I have been to it. The Jacques Marchais Tibetan Meseum sits atop Lighthouse hill with veiws of the hillside. This authentic Tibetan sanctuary was blessed by the Dalai Lama himself. Though it was not as large as I expected it was nice to see the Tibetan artifacts and the unique architecture. The...

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  • Snug Harbor Chinese Garden

    The New York Chinese Scholars Garden was quite a suprise. I never cross the river to go to SI but now that I have friends who bought a house there I make the voyage every once in a while. They took me to Snug Harbor Cultural Center which had this place inits confines. The building and garden are a replica of a Ming Dynasty Scholar Garden much like...

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Staten Island Restaurants

  • Great food with some entertainment

    For a great dining experience try this place. The food is excellent and the chefs cook right in front of you. They are entertaining and funny. They might even shoot a piece of beef into your mouth with a spatula. Great place to take kids or celebrate a birthday.On Birthdays they come running out with sparklers and gongs going off, they take a...

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  • Elegant Dinner served by a Ghost?

    Victorian house filled with Early American antiques. In winter, fireplaces warm the five dining rooms; all year round, the friendly pub is a nice place to relax over a drink either before or after dinner.The dining rooms are emblazoned with flickering, tabletop candles. Very romantic place.BEWARE; There's rumors of people seeing a ghost, specter of...

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  • Throw on the suspenders, grab a mug and...

    Never been here but I know it's a fun and different place to go.Reviews

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Staten Island Nightlife

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    A 5,000 square foot tribute to the lost underworld Atlantis.

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    Dress Code: No jeans or shorts or sneakers. Dress up to go to this dance club.

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Staten Island Transportation

  • Newark Airport

    Newark Airport is Staten Islanders airport of choice. Approximately 25-30 mintues from anywhere on Staten Island, it is an easy trip to the airport. Newark is an International airport so flights come and go all over the world.Continental Airlines uses Newark as one of their hubs. This means they fly just about everywhere DIRECT without having to...

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  • Staten Island Ferry

    The most fun way to reach Staten Island is by Ferry. You can catch the ferry in lower manhattan. You can take the number 4 & 5 train to Bowling Green. The station is a 2 minute walk. You can also take the number 1 train to the South Ferry Station or take the R & W to Whitehall Street. The ferry is free. You will pass close to the Statue of Liberty...

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  • Delta Car service

    Luxury Car Service to/from the airports. This is the car service I use to get to the airports. They are always on time and never seem to get lost finding my house, a rarity for SI car service.Cars are Lincoln town car types, comfortable and courteous drivers. Accept Credit Cards.

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Staten Island Warnings and Dangers

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    by adventerrtravel22 Updated Sep 15, 2004

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    Ghost sightings at Unsolved Mysteries

    Here are some places you might want to see. Please respect these area's as some of these are privately owned. Take a Guided tour of the area, learn about the rich history or have a dinner at an establishment.

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    Billop House/Conference House History Directions
    College of Staten Island
    Fort Wadsworth
    Kreischer Mansion History Directions
    Old Bermuda Inn
    Old Brier House

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Staten Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve

    This is truely a unique park on Staten Island containing sand barrens, woodlands, spring-fed streams, ponds and wetlands. They have guided tours and horse back riding trails of over 5 miles. If you like hiking and a bit of History, try this park.Check the web site provided for more detailed information.Driving Directions

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  • Beautiful Church, light house, hills and...

    at Mount Loretto, Home of the Immaculate VirginInteractive DirectionsAbout Mount LorettoOfficial Directions

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  • Abandoned Highway

    At one point the City decided to make a shorter path from the Richmond Parkway to the Staten Island Expressway near the old College of Staten Island. As usual with NYC they either ran out of money or decided against it. There are now grounds that can be explored.The same person who I linked about the abandoned ship yards explored this site and has...

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Staten Island Sports & Outdoors

  • Richmond County Bank BallPark- S.I....

    Home of the S.I. Yankees, minor league of the parent N.Y. Yankees. These players are stars right out of college and High School. Some that are good enough will actually play for the Yankees.Minor League baseball is very entertaining. Every half inning there is some activity going on to keep the crowds interested. I took my cousin from England...

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  • Staten Island Yankees.

    The Staten Island Yankees, a class A team, play their home games here at Richmond County Bank Park.Minor league baseball can be a lot of fun and is quite a good time and a rare chance to see some high end talent on the mend when doing rehab.

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  • Silver Lake Golf Course

    I have never golfed here. I know it is a shorter golf course with some nice challanges. See the web site provived for a more detailed description of this course.Course Stats Bring your golf clubs, shoes, balls and tees.There is a dress code of wearing a collared shirt and nice shorts.Tee TimesDriving Directions to Silver Lake Golf Course

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Staten Island Favorites

  • Find out about our great Island

    Growing up I remember the stark differences between our former home in Brooklyn and the openess of Staten Island. As a child who loved to roam and be free I had some great times exploring the woods of the south shore. My friends and I would take advantage of hiking, trails for bicycles and fishing ponds. Many of these still exist today. Here are...

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  • tampabay's General Tip

    Early 1990's on Von Braun Avenue. In front of my cousin Mike's house...The White Mini Van in the pic was used for extensive travel on the Eastern Seaboard. There were no seats in the back as this area was used for sleeping quarters and small kitchen etc...while on the road....

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