Island is the most rural of all the boroughs but it does have it's share
sights for visitors.
spectacular looking suspension bridge that connects Staten Island to
and provides the shortest way of going to Long Island
from the middle atlantic
states. When built in 1964, the
Verrazano was the longest suspension bridge in
The Staten Island side of the bridge serves as the home to the start
the annual New York City marathon.
Staten Island ferry is the most popular way Staten Islanders get to
One reason it is so popular is because the New York City
subway does not go
out to Staten Island. Another reason for
its popularity is that it's free (now that's a
real New York
deal!). Connecting St. George Terminal in Staten Island to
Whitehall Terminal in lower Manhattan, the Ferry transports 19
annually across the 5.2 mile stretch. This is also
the cheapest and most convenient
way of getting an up close view
of the Statue of Liberty.
Richmond County Ballpark at St.
George is the minor league home of the Staten
Island Yankees (New
York Penn League - Class A). This newly built ballpark is
built on the water with the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of
Liberty as its