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So, we are unexpectedly moving to Staten Island for work/school. We knew we were going to move soon, but Staten Island wasn’t in the plans, and neither of us know anything about it. We will need to be in the Richmond University Medical Center area…. so if any bees have any tips/info on good areas to live, transportation, etc. please share! I will be moving up there in less than a month, and he will be following a few months later. I am on the East Coast so I can go up there to check things out, but i just don’t know where to start! Everything I know about it comes from watching Mobwives =) and I’m not sure that is the best source of information!
Post # 3
Thanks for the info irish87! Does anyone else have any tips?!
Post # 4
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
- 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)