The historic St. George Theatre, nestled in the up-and-coming St. George neighborhood of Staten Island, is a 1900-seat non-profit concert venue that plays host to a wide variety of headline and community events.
Downtown & Beyond
Since 1906, the Staten Island Ferry has been transporting commuters, sightseers, and visitors between Staten Island and Manhattan. EXPLORE DOWNTOWN AND BEYOND
Food & Drinks
Several restaurants make it worthwhile, including the Italian nonna–run Enoteca Maria and the German beer and wurst specialist Nurnberger Bierhaus. Another favorite, Bayou, has been delivering a taste of the Big Easy for more than a decade while steakhouse Ruddy & Dean has served up dry-aged steaks and spectacular views of New York Harbor since 2000. Read on to find a mix of old and new places, from classic pizza joints to an adventurous Sri Lankan buffet. Some are within walking distance of the ferry terminal while others require a bus ride or a few stops on the Staten Island Railroad (or better yet, a car). On your return ferry trip to Manhattan, be sure to stand on the deck like Melanie Griffith in Working Girl and take in the panorama.
Fun & Activities
The Best Little Zoo in America! The Staten Island Zoo offers a delightful peek into the world of wildlife. Home to endangered Amur Leopards and frolicking fossas, the Zoo provides a safe habitat for some of your favorite animals.
Museums & Landmarks
Science, Art, and History – Just Two Blocks from the Ferry Fossils, paintings and curiosities in jars: These are just some of the marvels that can be found at the Staten Island Museum.
Parks & Gardens
With over 170 parks, it's no wonder that Staten Island is called "The Greenest Borough". There are more than 12,300 acres of protected parkland With over 170 parks, it's no wonder that Staten Island is called "The Greenest Borough". There are more than 12,300 acres of protected parkland - that's more than one third of the Island's total land mass! For sheer variety, our parks cannot be beat. There is ice skating at Clove Lakes, and swimming at South Beach. Go horseback riding at Clay Pit Ponds State Park or bird watching at Mount Loretto Nature Preserve. Traditional parks with playgrounds and ball fields are complemented by vast forests and passive parkland. Just minutes from Manhattan, Staten Island's rustic retreats have something for everyone!
Shopping & Hospitality
Empire Outlets is a category-defining retail destination and New York City’s first and only shopping outlet. It will be the retail centerpiece of New York City’s newest entertainment district of Staten Island’s waterfront. The World-class shopping destination is located at the base of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, a 20 minute free ferry ride from Manhattan. It will host approximately 100 shops of the finest brands, an extensive array of waterfront food and beverage concepts and a 190 room boutique hotel with rooftop lounge offering unparalleled views of New York City. Empire Outlets grand opening is set for November 2017.
Sports & Entertainment
Just a short walk from the Ferry is some of the best baseball in town. The Staten Island Yankees bring championship level baseball to Staten Island’s waterfront.
Places to Visit
New York City’s only indoor skatepark. Located in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island, only one mile from the Staten Island Ferry and around the corner from the Stapleton train station. The custom built 8,000 square foot recreation center is open year-round to all alternative sports.
Alice Austen House
One of America's earliest and most accomplished female photographers, Alice Austen (1866-1952) captured more than 8,000 photographs over the course of her fascinating life. She is well known for her Street Photography, images of immigrants arriving from Ellis Island, shoe-shiners, and policemen.
Staten Island's many parks and green spaces abound with trails for off-road biking. The varied terrains and difficulties make routes fun for beginners and advanced bikers.
Opened in 2004, Bloomingdale Park is a 138-acre retreat in Southern Staten Island. Featuring pathways, jogging trails, ballfields, a soccer field and basket ball court, Bloomingdale Park offers great opportunities for active recreation.
Staten Island’s 100-year-old Borough Hall is the seat of government for the Borough. Featuring beautiful French Renaissance design elements and a high clock tower, it is one of the most recognizable landmarks on Staten Island.
The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to preserve, promote and celebrate the legacy of our ancestors by offering a myriad of cultural and educational activities, programs and special events to the public at large. Situated atop Grymes Hill, overlooking the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor, the 1908 building was the home of the Roebling-Stirn family and designated a New York City Landmark Building in 2001. The Stirn Mansion is listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places, renamed "Casa Belvedere" in 2008 meaning "house with a beautiful view."
3D art comes naturally for Port Richmond resident Douglas La Tourette who has been working in the Staten Island art scene for almost two years. A graduate with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, Douglas often portrays a political message through his work, using recycled materials to make his conc
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Stapleton resident Michael McWeeney received his first camera at age 11 and hasn’t stopped since. His love of photography started off small as the historian for his Boy Scout troop, and later developed into a full-fledged career as a photojournalist – first for the Staten Island Register and then fo
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Meet Joe DeCillis - our volunteer of the month! DeCillis said volunteering gives him the chance to meet people from all over the world, learn new things, and participate in something worthwhile that benefits the community. In his spare time, he volunteers at his church, attends opera classes at th