Fun Facts About Staten Island, NY
Staten Island is the only borough that’s not connected to the rest of New York City by the subway system. However, it’s still not too difficult to get to the other boroughs as there are several roads and a ferry that will get you to the mainland.
One of the most significant tourist attractions in New York City, the Staten Island Ferry between Staten Island and Manhattan, gives rides free of charge. Over 60,000 people use this boat every day to get from one borough to the other, as the ferry makes over 100 trips on its busiest days.
Don’t expect the roads to be plowed quickly if there’s a storm. The nickname “the Forgotten Borough” is said to stem from residents often feeling as if they are ignored when it comes to city services.
While Fresh Kills Landfill used to be an infamous feature of Staten Island, known for its horrible odor and the stigma that came with it, what used to be the world’s most massive dump stopped collecting trash in 2001. It has since been transformed to FreshKills Park, adding even more green space to Staten Island.
Area Codes: 718, 917
Zip Codes: 10304, 10305, 10306, 10307, 10301, 10302, 10303, 10308, 10309, 10310, 10311, 103012, 10313, 10314
Nearby Cities: Carteret, NJ; Linden, NJ; Bayonne, NJ; Elizabeth, NJ; Rahway, NJ; Avenel, NJ; Woodbridge, NJ; Colonia, NJ; Roselle, NJ; Iselin, NJ; Hillside, NJ; Clark, NJ; Cranford, NJ