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  • This U.S. Coast Survey map includes Staten Island's roads and buildings.
  • Updated Staten Island statistics about population, households, education, employment, poverty, etc.
  • Click "Search" and enter "Staten Island." (if you wish you can limit your search to just documents, manuscripts, printed texts, etc.) Hundreds of documents mentioning Staten Island are available.
  • This publication of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger includes information on programs such as Food Stamps, WIC and School and Senior Meals, as well as a directory of soup kitchens, food pantries on Staten Island.
  • A map of Staten Island from 1777 showing the British encampment.
  • Information and photos on abandoned Island stations from Forgotten New York.
  • See real-time photos of the traffic before leaving home. Cameras are mounted at four different Island locations:Outerbridge Crossing at Tyrellan Ave, Staten Island Expressway at Clove Rd., Staten Island Expressway at Richmond Ave. and West Shore Expressway at Victory Blvd. Provided by the New York City Department of Transportation.
  • Their website, insideschools.org, provides statistical reports on all of New York City's public schools, including test scores, enrollment figures, free lunch eligibility, ethnicity, attendance, and "where graduates go" figures.
  • Air Pollution levels for selected areas in New York and New Jersey from the Weather Channel.
  • A schedule of the many different A.A. group meetings on Staten Island.
  • Clear Comfort (a.k.a. The Alice Austen House) was built in 1690. In 1844 it was purchased by John Haggerty Austen, Alice Austen's grandfather. Today it serves as a museum dedicated to the photographer who documented life on Staten Island and around New York City during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
  • Ambrose light is located at the entrance to New York Harbor in the lower bay between Sandy Hook and Long Island. Wind Direction, Wind Speed, Wind Gust, Atmospheric Pressure, Pressure Tendency, Air Temperature, Dew Point and Wind Chill.
  • Welcome to AmericanTowns, your virtual town square and the ultimate community connection! All about Staten Island
  • Click "Search" and enter "Staten Island." (if you wish you can limit your search to just documents, manuscripts, printed texts, etc.) Hundreds of documents mentioning Staten Island are available.
  • The digitized maps and atlases included in American Shores are drawn from the extensive holdings of the Map Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. Search the collection for maps which include a 1776 Revolutionary War map, an 1845 Marine Hospital Ground map, a 1781 New York Harbor chart and more.
  • Contact information for Amethyst House, a halfway house for women in recovery from alcoholism and substance abuse.
  • Available online at the branch libraries of NYPL (NOT available through NYPL for home use). Large collection of family history data online. Includes records about census, vital statistics, church, military, court, land, probate, immigration, and naturalization for Staten Island and elsewhere.
  • Among other activities, the association offers youth conservation programs, Huck Finn fishing tournaments and a safety course needed to qualify for a hunting license in New York.
  • Table of Contents from J.J. Clute's 1877 work, the "Annals of Staten Island". Available at The New York Public Library.
  • J.J. Clute's 1887 history of Staten Island.
  • An account of citywide dock and ferry activities.
  • Founded in 1962, the Archaeology society provides lectures and tours of sites around the world.
  • Located in Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the Art Lab provides art instruction and exhibits to all ages.
  • Large listing of upcoming cultural events on Staten Island. Search the database by date or type of event: comedy, dance, sports, festivals, etc.
  • The observatory is open to students of CSI and the general public at scheduled times. It is located on the campus of the College of Staten Island. The main telescope is a MEADE LX200 16-inch (0.46-m) F/10 Computerized Schmidt-Cassegrain.
  • Read the poem about life on Staten Island by noted economist and poet Charles Mackay first published in All the Year Round, 1869. The editor was Charles Dickens.
  • A detailed history of the bridge with construction photos.
  • Four photos of the Island by noted photographer Berenice Abbott, from the NYPL Digital Gallery. The photos are from Abbott's Changing New York project (1935-1939). They include the Garibaldi Memorial at 139 Hope Avenue, and 340-348 St. Mark's Place (2 photos).
  • Information and photos from an exhibit at the Alice Austen House.
  • Includes information on election dates and candidates, voter registration statistics by borough, and links to related sites such as the League of Women Voters.
  • Includes voter registration and election statistics by county and links to federal and state election laws.
  • A bibliography of items selected from the Branch Libraries of The New York Public Library, located in Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx.
  • Books about Staten Island available at the College of Staten Island Library.
  • A selection of books with publication dates from 1821-2004 concerning Staten Island. Also: a link to the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress which includes thousands of online photos and documents related to Staten Island.
  • A bibliography of items selected from the Research Libraries of The New York Public Library, located in Manhattan.
  • Local history books in the collection of the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.
  • Local history books, environmental books and historical newspapers in the SIIAS History Archives & Library.
  • Website and contact information for the Staten Island Borough Historian, Dr. Thomas Matteo.
  • Brief historical descriptions and a selection of photographs of Staten Island branch libraries from the early 1900s. Includes both present and former branches.
  • Learn about the organizations efforts to preserve the Bronx River corridor and greenway through links to its Ecological Restoration & Management team, special programs, outreach, events, meetings and an online newsletter. Users can also learn about the rivers natural and social history.
  • Bus maps for all five boroughs of New York City
  • Schedule and information about the public carousel located at Eton Place off Richmond Terrace.
  • Staten Island schools include the Seton Foundation for Learning and the Joan Ann Kennedy Memorial Preschool.

  • Staten Island cemetery lists and links to other local genealogical resources.
  • Goodhue Center is a community center that has been providing services to the Staten Island community since 1912. The Center's beautiful 42 acre facility, made up of woodlands, ballfields, outdoor pool, pond, gymnasium, computer Learning Center and Center building, is the perfect setting for the many recreational, educational and mental health services offered which include Afterschool, Summer Day Camp, Teen, Tutoring, Nature, Sports and School Vacation Programs.
  • A directory of Staten Island's public beaches and swimming pools from the NYC Parks Department. (Does not include federal or state facilities.)
  • District: 50. Represents: Arrochar, Bulls Head, Concord, Dongan Hill, Emerson Hill, Fort Wadsworth, Grant City, Graniteville, Grasmere, Island of Meadows, Midland Beach, New Drop, Prall's Island, Richmondtown, South Beach, Todt Hill, Travis, Westerleigh, Willowbrook and parts of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
  • District: 49. Represents: Rosebank, Westerleigh, New Brighton, West Brighton, Mariners Harbor, Stapleton, St. George, Park Hill, Port Richmond, Clifton, Grymes Hill and Dongan Hills.
  • District 51. Represents: Arden Heights, Annadale, Bay Terrace, Tottenville, Oakwood, Great Kills, Richmondtown, Charleston, Rossville, New Drop, New Sprinville, Eltingville, Woodrow, Richmond Valley, Huguenot, Princes Bay, Pleasant Plains
  • Provides information about facilities and activities in the Bronx, including: beaches, computer resource centers, dog runs, interactive park maps, nature centers, recreation centers, special events, and sports facilities: baseball fields, basketball courts, bocce courts, cricket fields, football fields, golfcourses, roller hockey, soccer fields, tennis courts (indoor/outdoor), and swimming pools.
  • A schedule of upcoming free programs for children in local parks.
  • A history of the 178th Regiment of New York Volunteers, organized on Staten Island.
  • Users can learn about the organizations goal to improve the quality of marine waters off the New Jersey/New York coast through legislative action alerts, issues & campaigns, education programs and featured articles.
  • COAST, a New York/New Jersey legislative committee created for the conservation of the marine resources of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary and New York Bight. Contains links to major projects, issues, and regional organizations that impact the marine and coastal waters of NY and NJ, a virtual estuary with real time data, charts, maps and images of the NY/NJ Estuary and NY Bight.
  • Click on the "Calendar" section for the most complete listings of cultural events on Staten Island. Presented by the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island.
  • Catalog listings from the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections of the letters, diaries, business and organizational records relating to Staten Island.
  • Catalog listings from the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections of the letters, diaries, business and organizational records relating to Staten Island.
  • Catalog listings from the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections of the letters, diaries, business and organizational records relating to Staten Island at dozens of institutions on Staten Island and around the United States including: John A. Noble Maritime Collection, New-York Historical Society, New York City Municipal Archives, Pierpont Morgan Library, Smithsonian Institution, Brooklyn Historical Society, Museum of the City of New York, religious institutions, etc.
  • CSI is a senior college within the City University of New York system. Located on a 204 acre campus at 2800 Victory Boulevard the college offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • This state-of-the-art facility presents concerts, theatrical productions, lectures, films, and exhibits. It ishoused on the largest and newest urban campus in New York City.
  • Website of the History Department of the College of Staten Island (CUNY). Information about the Department, student projects, and links.
  • A complete academic library located on the CSI campus at 2800 Victory Boulevard. The web page includes many electronic databases, which are available for use by CSI students only.
  • The Special Collections unit collects in several primary subject areas related to Staten Island, including political history, immigration, and public policy. Major components of the Special Collections include The Senator John J. Marchi Papers, The Assemblywoman Elizabeth A. Connelly Papers, The Eric N. Vitaliano Papers, The Theodora Dubois Papers, and The Staten Island Collection.

    The primary collecting focus of the Archives is on the official (administrative) records of the College of Staten Island and its predecessor institutions, Staten Island Community College and Richmond College.

  • A history of the college.
  • A brief history of slavery on Staten Island with a list of Staten Island slaves and slave owners extracted from wills and other documents. Written by Staten Island Borough Historian Richard Dickenson.
  • Staten Island camera group.
  • Events from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.
  • The organization offers a variety of services to Staten Islanders living with HIV/AIDS, their families and others affected by the disease, including HIV testing, housing assistance, job counseling and addiction treatment. The website includes information on becoming a client and a Community Resource Manual.
  • Local statistics on population, transportation, postal delivery and education.
  • CommuterLink provides free transportation information and assistance to both businesses and commuters traveling in the New York City area.
  • The Conference or Billopp House, located in Tottenville, was the host of a Revolutionary War peace conference between Americans Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge and British Representatives led by Admiral Lord Howe. Today the house, surrounded by a large bayside park, serves as a museum commemorating the unsuccessful negotiations.
  • Operating since 1999, the library collects material about the colonial and Revolutionary War periods.
  • Search the full text of hundreds of documents relating to New York State. Local documents include: Proceedings of the bi-centennial celebration of Richmond county, Staten Island, New York. November 1st, 1883 (includes hundreds of names of participants and descriptions of the festiviites) and Facts against rumor: being a brief statement, without note or comment, of the most important facts which transpired in the late difficulties between the vestry and the people of St. Andrew's and Trinity parishes, Staten Island, N.Y., prior to the 5th of February, 1857. By order of committee.
  • The Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI) maintains the Island's most comprehensive listing of cultural groups and events on their website. COAHSI develops, fosters and promotes the arts, cultural and humanities activities on Staten Island.
  • Contains basic contact information, as well as answers to frequently asked questions and a glossary of terms.
  • Located at Pier #6 in Tompkinsville, the Cromwell Center includes fitness rooms, sports and craft programs, after school programs and a computer resource center, all at lower prices than many other organizations.
  • Information from NOAA, National Ocean Service, New York Harbor Operational Forecast System.
  • An account of the rambles of William T. Davis (1862-1945) through the fields and forests of Staten Island at the end of the nineteenth century. c1892
  • The Lenapes lived on Staten Island before its settlement by Europeans. This site covers the larger Delaware Tribe, which included the Lenapes.
  • More information about the tribe that lived on Staten Island and the surrounding area, including: History, traditional clothing, foods, dances, stories, games, and audio files of Lenape words (with their English translations).
  • The Making of America is a digital library of primary sources in American social history . Items are currently located in two separate databases at the University of Michigan and Cornell University. Search each of these databases for "Staten Island" to find the full text of hundreds of books and articles that mention Staten Island. The Cornell database spans the years 1815-1926.
  • The Making of America is a digital library of primary sources in American social history. Items are currently located in two separate databases at the University of Michigan and Cornell University. Search each of these databases for "Staten Island" to find the full text of hundreds of books and articles that mention Staten Island. The University of Michigan database spans the years 1800-1925.
  • The Making of America is a digital library of primary sources in American social history . Items are currently located in two separate databases at the University of Michigan and Cornell University. Search each of these databases for "Staten Island" to find the full text of hundreds of books and articles that mention Staten Island. The Cornell database spans the years 1815-1926.
  • District 75 is a citywide school district that administers the special education schools and many special education programs on Staten Island.
  • Provides information on how it works, ways to sign up and how to check your account information.
  • Statistics from the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation on population demographics, labor force, employment/firms by industry and real estate.
  • The New York Public Library provides access to our library cardholders to several educational databases including:ERIC, the U.S. Department of Education Educational Resource Information Center database. It contains citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals, as well as full text of more than 2,200 digests. Also available: theProfessional Development Collection. This database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 450 full text journals, designed for professional educators.
  • A page dedicated to the Staten Island poet from Wagner College Library, which maintains a large collection of Markham's papers.
  • Download current and historical charts of New York Harbor (1800s to present) along with full text navigational information and photos from Coast Pilot 2. Also includes charts and information for all U.S. coastal waters.
  • Some Staten Island library branches of the New York Public Library offer classes in English for speakers of other languages.
  • Free English classes in branch libraries on Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx.
  • An organization dedicated to exposing students to quality live professional theater, music, puppetry and dance.
  • NYPL offers great numbers of programs every month for children, teenagers and adults. Set the "location" to Staten Island to see just Staten Island events. You can also limit your search by date, age level, and type of programs (such as computer classes or musical programs). All library programs are offered free of charge.
  • Report on the destruction of the Quarantine station at St. George by the "Executive Committee" in 1858.

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