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Greater Staten Island

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Go Beyond the Ferry Terminal to Really Explore Staten Island

There is a lot to explore in the neighborhood of St. George, though you should go further afield to really get a true look at this borough.

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At a Glance

  • Origin story: The namesake of St. George wasn't a saint at all. George was the first name of the landowner who sold the property rights to a developer.
  • Cameo appearance: You might recognize the St. George Theater from the Jack Black comedy School of Rock
  • Rail tales: There is a subway line for Staten Island, but it runs above ground.

Nearby Neighborhoods

About Greater Staten Island

There are about 65 neighborhoods in Staten Island. We cover well-known areas such as St. George. If you’re looking for restaurants on Staten Island visit our dining page where you will find popular establishments such as Carol's Cafe and Trattoria Romana. If you want to re-locate to Staten Island, you can search apartment listings for rent or for sale in our real estate channel. We also have listings of fun activities and events in Staten Island. But there are many more neighborhoods such as Read More [+]

LIVING on Staten Island

New York pizza

The Ultimate, Everything Guide to New York’s Best Pizza from 1905 to Now

If the history of New York pizza were a pie, it’d be sliced just three ways: early 20th century, Post-WWII and the modern era Read More »

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Museums Worth the Extra Mile

Most visitors to the city rarely leave the island of Manhattan, or if they do, it’s often to get better views of it. But venture further afield and you’ll find fascinating museums throughout the outer boroughs, and even across Read More »


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9 Ways to Score a Rent Deal

New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the United States, if not the world, in which to live. It’s not unusual for even studio apartments to go for $2,000 a month. Given that most landlords want your annual income to be at least Read More »

Edgar Allen Poe Greenwich Village Tour

12 Tours Even Locals Will Love

New Yorkers have a reputation for rolling their eyes when it comes to tours of the city. After all, when you live here, why pay money to walk around your own backyard? As it turns out, there are fascinating, information-packed tours out there even skeptical NYC locals are sure to love. Read More »

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