|Photo courtesy of NYnatives.com|
It bothers me when New York City treats Staten Island as its stepchild, causing the locals to refer to it as “the forgotten borough.” It didn’t help matters when Staten Islanders felt neglected by government and city officials during the initial impact of Super Storm Sandy, which devastated parts of this "fifth borough."
While countless locals ride the Staten Island Ferry daily to commute into Manhattan for work, most who ride the boat to SI go for the views only, and never leave the vessel except for boarding the return trip to the city. They neglect to venture onto the island and discover St. George, one of the borough's treasures, and an up-and-coming part of the island experiencing tremendous gentrification.
|The Staten Island Yankees in action--credit|
|Denino's brick oven pizza is some of the best I've eaten in the city--credit|
Maybe you’ll visit (or revisit) it someday and look at the borough with a new pair of eyes next time. Staten Island can use your support now more than ever since Sandy’s aftermath left it reeling.