The Real ‘Heart of New York’: Part IV, Staten Island

Take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry from Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan to St. George Staten Island. Once aboard the ferry, enjoy the breeze and take pictures of the beautiful New York skyline.

Visitors of Staten Island are greeted by St. George’s scenic waterfront. The St. George waterfront is the location of the Staten Island September 11 Memorial. The historic district consists of 78 houses and one church-St. Peters Roman Catholic, the oldest parish on Staten Island-and is a mix of Victorian styles, such as Queen Anne, Shingle style, Colonial Revival, and Tudor. In the St. George area, Ruddy and Dean’s restaurant has been praised for their exceptional lunch/dinners, refreshing outdoor terrace dining area and great view of the waterfront. Delicious surf-n-turf dinner specials and premium cut steaks are all here in this low-key restaurant.

The Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden is a must-see for  those visiting in Staten Island. The largest ongoing adaptive reuse project in America and is considered one of New York City’s unique architectural complexes and historic landscapes. Snug Harbor provides a rich and powerful learning experience for audiences young and old. It is also a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate. Snug Harbor is made up of the Staten Island Botanical Garden, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, The Nobel Maritime Collection – holds a collection of art that reflects the history of Staten Island, The Staten Island Children’s Museum – a hands on museum, The Staten Island museum, an Art lab and Music Hall.

2 Responses to “The Real ‘Heart of New York’: Part IV, Staten Island”

  1. 1 JJ Loch May 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    How beautiful!

    Cheers, JJ

  1. 1 The Real ‘Heart of New York’: Part I, Manhattan « Knowledge That Travels by 1800HOTELS Trackback on April 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm

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