Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of NYC, which is found in the state of New York, in the United States. Staten Island is the southernmost part of both the city and state of New York, with Conference House Park which is found at the southern tip of the island and the state.
The borough is separated from New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull, and separated from the rest of New York by New York Bay. With a census carried out in 2015, the estimated population in Staten Island is of 474,558. This is the least populated borough, but it is third-largest in area at 57 sq mi. The borough is coextensive with Richmond County, and until 1975 was officially the Borough of Richmond. Later its flag was changed to reflect this, even though the official seal remains unchanged. Staten Island has sometimes been called “the forgotten borough” by inhabitants who feel neglected by the city government.
The North Shore, especially the neighbourhood of St. George, Tompkinsville, Clifton, and Stapleton, is the busiest part of the island. It contains the officially designated ST. George Historic District and the St. Paul’s Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District, which features large Victorian houses.
On the other hand, the East Shore is home to the 2.5 mile F.D.R Boardwalk, which is the fourth-longest in the world.
The South shore, site of the 17th-century Dutch and French Huguenot settlement was developing rapidly beginning in the 1960s and 1970s, and at present, it is the most suburban in character.
The West Shore is, on the other hand, the least populated and is the most industrial part of the island.
Staten Island has MTA bus lines which refer to Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bus lines, together with an MTA rapid transit line, the Staten Island Railway, which runs from the ferry terminal at St. George to Tottenville.
Staten Island is the only borough that is not connected to the New York City Subway system. Therefore the Staten Island Ferry connects the borough to Manhattan and is a popular tourist attraction, which provides a view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Lower Manhattan.
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