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Living in Staten Island, New York:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

four local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Staten Island, New York City, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Staten Island, New York City what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


4 comments on “Staten Island, New York City”

It’s quiet compared to the surrounding boroughs. Good schools, low crime. A little expensive to live, but you get what you pay for…

Ny’asia, says: 2023

Upon moving to Staten Island, one may not be sure of how to assimilate to city life. Some advice I would give is to have patience while driving; half a million people live on Staten Island, and more drivers equals more frustration on the road. On a positive note, there is an impressive number of local restaurants to choose from, so you are sure to find something that suits you from a culinary standpoint.

Staten Island is an oasis in the concrete wasteland of New York City. Unlike the tall stone buildings that vigilantly protect the pavement of the other four boroughs from any direct sunlight, the roads in Staten Island are wide, bright, and lined with greenery. It is a short escape from the hustle-and-bustle of the cultural capital of the world.

Janissa, says: 2020

Staten Island is one of five boroughs in New York City. It is the smallest borough based on population but, it is perhaps the most diverse one as well. The cultural diffusion within this city is what I love about it most. Being such a small city, everybody knows everybody and this makes our community so much stronger.

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