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Staten Island City

Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor. It is coterminous with Richmond County, the southernmost county of the State of New York.

Staten Island
Staten Island
Staten Island
Staten Island
The existence of the borough dates from the unification of New York City in 1898. Until 1975, however, the borough was officially known as the Borough of Richmond.

Staten Island is also known for the Fresh Kills Landfill, the repository of garbage from all of New York City for 53 years. The landfill was closed in 2001, and there is an ongoing attempt to decontaminate the land and rehabilitate it for recreational uses.

Despite having an estimated population of 463,314 in 2004 (as well as being the fastest growing county in New York State), it has often been termed “the forgotten borough,” as it is much less well-known than its four sisters, The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. By far the least populated, most ethnically homogeneous and most remote borough of New York City, it is somewhat suburban. Indeed, much of the central and southern sections of the island were once dominated by farms, primarily dairy and poultry farms, some of which were still in existence as recently as the early 1960s. Some areas have an urban feel comparable to the areas of Eastern Queens and Northern Bronx.

Staten Island is home to a surprising variety of museums: the Alice Austen House Museum, the Conference House, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Historic Richmond Town, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, the John Noble Collection, Sandy Ground Historical Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum. It has also been selected to become the future site of the National Lighthouse Museum.

Staten Island Zoo

The Staten Island Zoo is a small urban zoo in northern Staten Island in New York City in the United States.
Staten Island Zoo

Richmond Town

Richmondtown, is a neighborhood on Staten Island in the city and state of New York, in the United States.
Richmond Town

Staten Island Botanical Garden

The Staten Island Botanical Garden is part of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, located on the north shore of Staten Island.
Staten Island Botanical Garden

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