Staten Island

Staten Island is only half an hour from Manhattan, yet it is the least visited borough of New York. Discover the top things to do in the district and the easiest way to get there. 

Staten Island is located in the southernmost part of New York and is the lesser-known borough. It has a population of less than 500,000, making it the least populous borough.

Situación de Staten Island en Nueva York
Location of Staten Island in New York

For many tourists, the visit to Staten Island is compensated with the ferry ride to its shores, a cost-effective way of seeing the skyline of Manhattan.

Until 1975, Staten Island was called Richmond, like its county. Nevertheless, the City Council renamed it with its original name given to it by the Dutch when they colonized the area. 

Top Attractions in Staten Island

You will find more colonial buildings in Staten Island than anywhere else in New York.

One of Staten Island’s most surprising attractions to visit is Historic Richmond Town, a restored rural town with houses dating from the seventeenth century. The best way to reach this site is to take the S74 bus from St. George Ferry Terminal.

Another place worth visiting is Fort Wadsworth, a fort built by the Dutch during the seventeenth century, which served to protect New York from the incursions of enemy ships.

How to Get to Staten Island?

The Staten Island Ferry provides services between Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan and St. George on Staten Island, where you can take a bus to the different attractions. The ferry ride takes 25 minutes.

If you have a car, it is also possible to get to Staten Island from Brooklyn over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the U.S. The bridge was named after the first European explorer to discover the island.

Other Boroughs of New York City


Manhattan is New York’s most famous borough. In fact, most people believe Manhattan to be a synonym of New York.


Brooklyn, which is seperated from Manhattan by the East River, is probably the second most famous district of New York after Manhattan.


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