Staten Island offers a special experience for New York City visitors. Of all the five boroughs in New York City, Staten Island offers a “small town” suburban feel within the dynamism of the big city. And with over 170 parks, it is no wonder that Staten Island is called “The Greenest Borough” with more than 12,3000 acres of protected woodland.
At any time of the year, there are fun and exciting things going on all over Staten Island. For the South Beach boardwalk to the historic Richmond Town, and from the island’s beautiful parks and nature preserves to the unbeatable skyline views at Staten Island Yankee games (minor league), Staten Island offers plenty for visitors.
From a day at the beach to a night at the theatre, Staten Island has something for everyone. Like Manhattan, just across the water, Staten Island is a thriving cultural center with shows and concerts happening almost every weekday. But what really makes Staten Island stand out are the parks. It is New York City’s greenest borough, offering the best of both worlds: a park-filled rural atmosphere with the excitement of a big city.
For over 100 years, the Staten Island Ferry has been transporting commuters, sightseers and visitors between Staten Island and Manhattan. Passing by the Statue of Liberty, the 25-minute tripe provides riders with postcard-perfect viers of New York City’s great landmarks. Every day, over 60,000 people ride the Staten Island Ferry. Click here to learn more about the Staten Island Ferry.