The Staten Island is located off the southwest coast of New York City in USA. It falls under the jurisdiction of the New York City. Keep surfing Mapsofworld for more information and choices on Islands around the world and also other places.
The Staten Island in New York City forms a part of the Boroughs that collectively make up New York City. The other Boroughs are Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx. The Staten Island was christened as ‘Staaten Eylandt’ by Henry Hudson and takes its name from the Dutch Parliament – the Staten Generaal. There are various ways to access the island. The Staten Island also has several small and uninhabited islands. They are: the Isle of Meadow , Pralls Island, Shooters Island , Swinburne Island and Hoffman Island . The island is famous for being the place where until 2001, waste and refuse was heaped for 53 years causing the formation of the world’s highest hill made by man.
You can reach the island via land, air and water. So options are aplenty to choose from. There are an ample number of places you can visit in this suburban island. The National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island Zoo, Alice Austen House, Staten Island September 11 Memorial, Blue Heron Pond Park, Staten Island Museum (SIIAS), Borough Hall, Staten Island Children’s Museum, Mt. Loretto State Preserve, Staten Island Botanical Garden, CSI Center for the Arts – College of Staten Island, Sandy Ground Historical Museum, Conference House Park, St. George Theatre, Fort Wadsworth – Gateway National Recreation Area, Richmond County Bank Ballpark, Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Noble Maritime Collection, Historic Richmond Town, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art and New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden are some of them. Food freaks need not worry at all as there are enough joints to cater to their tastes and preferences. You can choose from Angelina’s Ristorante, Cafe Pasta, Goodfella’s Old World Brick Oven Pizza & Catering, Mauro’s Italian Restaurant, Pinocchio’s Restaurant, Tscholl’s Tasting Europe, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, AllTheFood.com Inc, Austin’s Steakhouse, Dunkin Donuts, Ozon Party Center, Arirang Hibachi Steak House & Sushi Bar, Port of Marseilles, Bistro, Chevy’s Fresh Mex, Sombrero’s Mexican Restaurant, Alumni Softball League LLC, Hat Chicks, The Road House Restaurant and The Marina Café.