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St. George

Staten Island's St. George

It's Just a Short Ferry Ride From Manhattan, but a Colorful World Apart

Within walking distance of the ferry terminal on Staten Island you can catch a minor league baseball game, wander past colonial homes, and get a sweeping view of lower Manhattan along the waterfront that also has a striking 9/11 memorial.

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At a Glance

  • Namesake: George Law was a property owner, not a saint. In return for land rights, a developer promised to "canonize" him, and named the area St. George.
  • Big screen: Before reopening in 2004, St. George Theatre had been closed for decades — except to film the final scenes of School of Rock, starring Jack Black.
  • Local lingo: Islanders refer to the Staten Island Railway simply as "the train" because there's only one line, and it's above ground.

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About St. George

In Staten Island's St. George neighborhood, luxury apartments mingle with enormous turn-of-the-century administrative buildings and Victorian homes. Some main attractions, such as the restored St. George Theatre and gigantic old houses, have been there for decades. But the biggest draws are more recent additions: Richmond County Bank Ballpark, where some major league baseball players start out, and Postcards, a 9/11 memorial. St. George's waterfront renaissance and relatively reasonable real Read More [+]

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