First Timer's Guide To Staten Island

First Timer's Guide To Staten Island

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You're in Staten Island for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    On 8/6/13, I was here to speak at the Staten Island NYPD Precincts National Night Out Against Crime. -- Mike Bloomberg via Foursquare
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    Did you know? At one time, Pier 1 was known as the Lighthouse Pier, fabricating and shipping lighthouse lenses globally. -- City of New York via Foursquare
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    Fort Wadsworth has been around since the mid-1600s. Rich in American history and beauty this fort was once home to the British, New York's Navy and now the Coast Guard. Learn more on MetroFocus -- MetroFocus via Foursquare
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    Come play some volleyball during the summer -- Michael Mascarinas via Foursquare
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    A "mini-Smithsonian" with art, science, and local history. Just two blocks from the Staten Island Ferry, it hosts an exhibit on the famous boat's first 100 years of service. -- Visit Staten Island VisitStatenIsland.com via Foursquare
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    Find respite from modern distractions at this quaint, sleepy village. The time capsule of 30 restored structures from the 17th to early 20th centuries was initiated by Depression-era preservationists. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    Alice Austen was not your typical Victorian woman. She traveled through NYC taking street photos, was Staten Island’s first female car owner, and lived with another woman for more then fifty years. -- NYC Parks via Foursquare
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    The Samadhi Garden sits along a terraced hillside, has a koi pond filled with blooming lotus flowers, stone elephants & ceramic monkeys. Winding paths allow the visitor many nooks to sit quietly. -- Gothamist via Foursquare
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    Now you *and* your smartphone can soak up the sun. Check out our nearby AT&T Street Charge solar-powered mobile charging station. -- AT&T via Foursquare
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    South Beach Boardwalk is a wonderful place for families, adults & elders to take in the sights, go for a walk/jog, biking/rollerblading. The beach has been cleaned up an great for tanning. -- IGotToDesign Studios via Foursquare
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    Offers a once-in-a-lifetime view of the lower Manhattan skyline, the memorial shows where the Twin Towers once stood and is right next to the home of the Staten Island Yankees and the Ferry Terminal. -- Staten Island Yankees via Foursquare
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