The Staten Island Tour

Some New Yorkers call Staten Island "The Forgotten Borough" - well, NOT BY US! As one of New York's Five Boroughs, we assure you, and we will show you why, it is definitely not forgotten, and why it’s worth the trip. As a child growing up in NYC we would often take the famous Staten Island Ferry ride, just because, hey it was only 5¢. At the time, 1964, there was no bridge yet.

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge led to the island’s rebirth

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge led to the island’s rebirth

St George Neighborhood today - Hip cuisine, shopping and historic architecture

St George Neighborhood today - Hip cuisine, shopping and historic architecture

Staten Island Ferry, 1924 - from Battery Park, Manhattan to St George, Staten Island

Staten Island Ferry, 1924 - from Battery Park, Manhattan to St George, Staten Island

Admittedly, Staten Island is a bit of an excursion, coming and going, beginning with crossing the entrance to New York's famed Upper Harbor, by way of New York's biggest suspension bridge, The Verrazzano Narrows Bridge (featured prominently in John Travolta's film "Saturday Night Fever"), but like we said “it’s worth it!

The Alice Austen House & Museum

The Alice Austen House & Museum

The Vanderbuilt Mausoleum at the Moravian Cemetery

The Vanderbuilt Mausoleum at the Moravian Cemetery

The Conference House, used by Ben Franklin & John Adams for negotiations

The Conference House, used by Ben Franklin & John Adams for negotiations

We will collaborate with you to choose from some of the following sites to create your personal tour of Staten Island (please allow 6 hours for this tour, travel time included)

Botanical Gardens, Snug Harbor

Botanical Gardens, Snug Harbor

Old Richmond Town

Old Richmond Town

Sailors Snug Harbor - “Best collection of early Greek Revival buildings in America”

Sailors Snug Harbor - “Best collection of early Greek Revival buildings in America”

Whether it’s Richmond County Ballpark (home of The NY Yankees minor league team), or Cookies rated Zagat’s BEST, Staten Island has something for everybody. If it’s a Pizzeria challenge? Staten Islanders say “Bring it on”

Richmond County Ballpark

Richmond County Ballpark

The Cookie Jar (Zagat’s “Best Of” Awards Winner)

The Cookie Jar (Zagat’s “Best Of” Awards Winner)

Denino’s or Blaze (above) or Seppe’s or Brother’s? OH MY !!

Denino’s or Blaze (above) or Seppe’s or Brother’s? OH MY !!

 

We recommend reserving ahead to plan a visit, some sites are Subject to Availability, Open and Closed days/times, Cost of admission, etc.