There are many unique and interesting places on Staten Island today I will show you some of them!
Great Kills is a neighborhood within New York City's borough of Staten Island. It is located on the island's South Shore, and according to many local geographers, it is the South Shore's northernmost community. It is bordered by Richmondtown to the north, Oakwood to the east, Eltingville to the west, and the Great Kills Harbor to the south.
Formerly one of the most important towns on the island before suburbanization, it was the center of much activity during the American Revolution. Despite surrounding development, the neighborhood has retained its distinct character as a town, and is one of the most thriving commercial centers on the Island which in the 1960s spread along Hylan Boulevard from New Dorp Lane and led to the construction of five shopping centers, anchored by supermarkets and department stores, with the largest being Hylan Plaza which opened in 1966.
Located at the base of Lighthouse Hill with New Dorp and Oakwood to the east, Richmondtown has seen much new home construction since the mid-1960s, and ranks as one of the most popular destinations for families seeking to relocate to Staten Island from New York City's other boroughs, especially Brooklyn.
The New York wheel opening in 2018
Now that you've seen the most popular neighborhoods on Staten Island here is a quick video!
Other things to do.
Staten Island Greenbelt.
Containing an extensive system of connected trails and covering 2,800 acres (1,100 ha), its forested hills run the length of Staten Island's midsection while wetlands and kettle ponds fill much of the low-lying areas.
Freshkills Park is a public park being built atop a landfill reclamation project on Staten Island. About 2,200 acres (8.9 km2), it will be the largest park developed in New York City since the 19th century.
Thank you for taking the time to experience Staten Island digitally and be sure to visit sometime!