(Closed) Moving to Staten Island…any tips?

posted 6 years ago in New York City
Post # 4
2742 posts
Sugar bee

Funny enough, I just got in from visiting my friend in SI. Honestly, don’t know too much about that area of town except that it’s a pain in the butt to get to. What with taking the train and then the ferry and then you’ll need to take a cab or drive your car home. The only thing I can say is, if possible, get an apartment near the ferry or else it’s going to be a pain for your New York friends to visit you. If you have a car, you can then drive to work/school. I guess you are doing a residency or something in the hospital. Congrats!

Post # 5
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Colonial Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL

I grew up in Brooklyn, and most of my extended family lives in Staten Island. I would say having a car is a MAJOR plus. Getting to and from the city or the other outer boroughs is a tremendous pain in the butt and can take hours if you take the bus or train to the ferry.

However, if you are commuting over the Verrazano bridge, the toll is something like $12 or $13 now (from Brooklyn to Staten Island only)

Check out the MTA website for more info http://www.mta.info/

The Staten Island Mall is really nice, much nicer and cleaner than most of the malls in NYC in my opinion.

Great Kills and Richmond are both nice areas to live, fairly quiet and pretty streets. Tottenville and St. George are decent. St. George is closer to the ferry. Fresh Kills and Arden Heights are near the dump, so on a warm day it can be quite rank! Phew! Lots of seagulls hanging around there so watch your car lol.

If you like paranormal stuff, this is one of the more famously haunted areas. There’s the College of Staten Island (parts of the campus were originally a mental hospital) The Seaview Hospital and Fort Wadsworth

As far as food goes, Beso is great (tapas bar)


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