Cultural Attractions in Staten Island, NY
The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is located in Rosebank, and was at one time the home of of Antonio Meucci, the first inventor of the telephone. The famous freedom fighter Giuseppe Garibaldi lived here for almost two years. Garibaldi led the forces that unified Italy. The home contains items that were significant for both famous men, including a prototype of the telephone.
The Turkish Cultural Center is a community resource that supports local, national and international efforts. Each month, Cultural Nights focus on Turkish customs and traditions. Turkish dancing, food, Turkish coffee and creative media are shared.
Dining in Staten Island, NY
Taco Azteca on Staten Island is the place to go for fresh and delicious tacos. The ingredients are fresh, the food of high quality and the price very reasonable.
Empire East has two different Staten Island locations. Experience a medley of noodle soup specialties including Cantonese thin rice, flat soft noodles and Japanese yakisoba. Various Thai curries and Asian wraps are also on the menu.
Holy Schnitzel is not only Mediterranean, it’s Kosher. What could be better? For those who are vegetarian, there are multiple entre choices including Falafel platter, Sabich (roasted eggplant) in Pita, vegetable soup and others. As a super deal, you can get a kosher hotdog for about $3 - something for everyone.
Shopping in Staten Island, NY
Staten Island Mall is located at the center of Staten Island. JC Penny, Macys and Sears are anchor stores. Upscale stores like Ann Taylor, Aldo and Aeropostale are also present. With this well stocked mall, you can check out goods in person and try things on rather than engaging in hit or miss shopping on the Internet.
Nothing New Thrift Store supports green living, sharing and charity. The prices are very low. Their motto is “Buy some, Help some, Give some.”
EG Stores has a large variety of thrift, vintage and other furnishings. Consider a contemporary room divider for only $55 or a chaise for $90. If you’re moving into a new apartment and need to work on a different look, this is a great place to be. The selection of eclectic and attention getting pieces is ever renewed. Save money and reuse.
Transportation Options in Staten Island, NY
Because Staten Island is an island, there are certain points of access for roads, bridges and buses that you must use to reach off island points in NJ or NY.
The Staten Island Ferry departs St. George’s terminal on Staten Island on a 24/7 schedule. The Manhattan terminal is a 10 minute walk from Wall St and is called Whitehall Terminal.
The Staten Island Train runs from Tottenville in the south to Georges Terminal and the ferry connection in the north.
The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge is a double level bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. Goethals Bridge connects Staten Island to Newark, NJ. Bayonne Bridge connects Staten Island to Bayonne, NJ. Outerbridge connects Staten Island to Edison, NJ.
Route and scheduling information for local buses and express buses to Manhattan are available on the MTA site.
Because of the high cost of parking in Manhattan, it makes sense to use public transportation unless someone else is footing the bill.
Weather in Staten Island, NY
Staten Island Weather may be a bit windier than the rest of New York City because it’s completely surrounded by water and has far more open space. But you’ll find that temperature wise it’s fairly pleasant. There are 43 inches of rain per year and about 205 sunny days. The average high temperature for July is 85 F and the average January low temperature is 23 F. The comfort index of 47 is just about average for the US.View Apartments in Staten Island, New York
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