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  • Learn about ferry service throughout the New York Metropolitan area: between Manhattan and Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey, Manhattan and Staten Island and to Yankees and Mets games.

  • Films reported to have scenes filmed or set on Staten Island from 1913 to the present and a list of Staten Island movie studios.

  • Users can learn about the historic fireboat, John J. Harvey, as well as support information and upcoming events.

  • Some very old cemeteries on the Island from "Forgotten New York."

  • NYC Department of Planning's timetable for development of the Fresh Kills Park.

  • A history and description of the former Fresh Kills landfill and proposals for its future.

  • The organization preserves abandoned cemeteries and compiles records of persons buried in them. An archive of newsletters is available online.

  • Contact information for local chapters of the environmental group that operates the Hudson River Sloop "Clearwater", a sailing ship that conducts educational programs along the Hudson River and in New York Bay.

  • Provides updates on the development status of the four sections of Hudson River Park with links to news, events & programs, a photo gallery and a virtual tour.

  • This museum, administrated by the Order Sons of Italy in America, honors Antonio Meucci, who developed the first working telephone in 1857, and Giuseppi Garibaldi, an Italian revolutionary.

  • The Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,000 acre national park with locations surrounding New York Harbor in New York and New Jersey. Gateway site includes links to Staten Island locations at Fort Wadsworth, Miller Field and Great Kills Park. Directions, program listings, rules and information on volunteering and obtaining permits are included.

  • Current information on GED (General Educational Development) Tests from the State Education Department.

  • A collection of short reports and image libraries about the natural history of the New York Bight region.

  • Island geological history.

  • A guide to finding some of Staten Island's more unusual rocks.

  • A full listing of events for children, like plays, concerts, puppet shows, museum events and more. There are listings in all five boroughs of New York City (and other cities as well).

  • GoCityKids is the city guide and an event database that offers information on various activities for children of all ages through out the country including New York City and Staten Island.

  • Lots of New York City activities for children.

  • History, statistics and photos of the bridge.

  • Provides a description and history of the island as well as a general management plan.

  • Provides in-depth information on the Gowanus Canal located in Brooklyn, including its history, the neighborhood, wildlife and a canal map. Users can learn about upcoming activities some of which include canoeing and bicycle tours on the waterfront.

  • The Greenbelt Conservancy, founded in 1989, works with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to promote conservation and preservation of natural areas of Staten Island's 2800 acre Greenbelt.

  • The center offers access to the greenbelt's hiking trails and a variety of programs and exhibits.

  • The Spanish language version of "A Guide to Free Food and Assistance-Staten Island," published by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

  • This near surface current velocity vector plot was created from the latest NYOFS nowcast for the New York Harbor.

  • Current Velocity Forecast in the Harbor: An animated chart of each day's currents, hour by hour.

  • Health plus is a not-for-profit health care plan committed to quality health care and dedicated to the health and well-being of our culturally-diverse communities through partnership with members, providers and communitiy-based organizations.

  • "Forgotten New York's" tour of old houses in St. George, New Brighton and Stapleton.

  • History of the air base at Miller Field in New Dorp from 1919-1969.

  • Take a stroll through history at this 100-acre village featuring buildings representing 300 years of StatenIsland life, including the oldest schoolhouse still standing (built 1695). In season, costumed craftspeoplere-enact life in colonial times, depicting typical chores, crafts, and trade.

  • "Historic Richmond Town is New York City's living history village and museum complex. Visitors can explore the diversity of the American experience, especially that of Staten Island and its neighboring communities, from the colonial period to the present." The Staten Island Historical Society (SIHS) collects and preserves materials of everyday life including artifacts, archives and buildings. It conducts and promotes research based on these collections.

  • Histories of notable buildings on Staten Island from the Metropolitan Historic Structures Association.

  • In the "Browse" menu select any of the following topics under "New York City": Castle Garden, East River, Ellis Island, Ferries, Governor's Island, Forts, Harbor, Hell Gate, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty or Wharves & Docks.

  • Over 200 images of New York Harbor.

  • A collection of over 30 postcards and photos (primarily from the early 20th Century) including: SI ferryboats "Richmond" and "Perth Amboy", Bird's Eye View of Stapleton, Actor's Fund Home in West New Brighton, Sailor's Snug Harbor, Britton Ice House, Voorleezer's House, Conference House, "Barrett, Nephews and Co.", New Dorp Train Station, Terra Marine Inn in Huguenot Park, Port Richmond in the 1920s and more.

  • Catalog listings of over 20 local newspapers on microfilm, dating back to the 1800s from the New York State Newspaper Project, including: Richmond County Sentinel, Richmond County Standard, Staten Island Gazette, Deutsche Staten Islander, Richmond County Herald, Staten Islander, Black Reign Community Newspaper, Staten Island Advance, Staten Island Independent, Staten Island Register, Staten Island Transcript, Staten Island World and more.

  • Learn the history of local parks and monuments. The texts of hundreds of signs, which are posted in Island parks, are included here. (Click "enter" at the parks Department page)

  • An illustrated tour of some of Staten Island's famous historical sites written by Barnett Shepherd.

  • An extensive history of Staten Island up through 1887 by Richard Bayles.

  • A history of the Port Richmond Branch Library from 1905-1955 from the Staten Island Historian.

  • Tracing genealogical records from the public hospitals on Staten Island and Hoffman and Swinburne Islands.

  • Search the online catalog. Students can also utilize many online databases. The library is located on Grimes Hill on the Wagner College Campus.

  • Buildings that have recently received New York City Landmark status include: Public School 28, Port Richmond Branch of The New York Public Library, Stephens-Prier House, 120th Police Precinct Headquarters, Louis A. and Laura Stirn House, August and Augusta Shoverling House, Staten Island Family Courthouse, and the Edwards-Barton House. Buildings receiving NYC landmark status between April 1965 and February 1998 are listed in The Guide to New York City Landmarks.

  • A wealth of information for recreational fishermen in the New York Bight area and surrounding water systems including fishing reports, trips and contests, charter boats, launch ramp locations, water conditions, tackle shop locations and a striper size calculator.

  • Provides text and images detailing the maritime history of the Hudson River Valley covering topics such as lighthouses, steamboats and prominent individuals connected to the area.

  • Contains rare images and texts of 19th century Hudson River art and history.

  • Connects to the S89 bus line (Staten Island to Bayonne)and to PATH trains and New Jersey based ferry routes to Manhattan. The site includes information on fares, ticketing and park and ride options.

  • The real Ichabod Crane, inspiration for the name of Washington Irving's schoolteacher in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", is buried on Staten Island. The site includes additional information about Merrill, Lake and New Springville Cemeteries.

  • Infoshare aggregates demographic as well as school and business data. This website will allow you to construct comparison reports down to the block level.

  • "The Staten Island Inter-Agency Council for Aging (IAC) is an advocacy group established to identify and address the needs of Staten Island's elderly population. The Inter-Agency Council for Aging is comprised of over 65 organizations whose mission is to facilitate and promote programs and services for our aging population."

  • Provides detailed information about the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid turned museum, its exhibits, programs and upcoming events.

  • A scanned MTA bus map from www.nycsubway.org.

  • Search the site for pictures and text from Island history including "The Huguenots of Staten Island" from Continental Monthly (1862), "A Spring Jaunt on Staten Island" from Harper's Weekly (1878), a 1776 plan for attacking Staten Island from George Washington's papers, the Tysen Jacob House, the Ichabod Crane House, the Perine House in Dongan Hills, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (photographs of their Erastina /Mariners Harbor- camp and an online film of their parade down 5th Avenue), a Castleton Civil War recruiting poster, Staten Island Free Trade Zone posters (1937), and more.

  • A scanned road map from nycroads.com.

  • A scanned road map from nycroads.com.

  • This museum, founded in 1945, seeks to preserve Tibetan culture by encouraging study in the art,history, and cultural artifacts of Tibet. The museum contains over 1,200 pieces of art from Tibet andother Buddhist cultures.

  • Directory and links to select Staten Island genealogical resources.

  • A tour of Lighthouse Hill, its Frank Lloyd Wright designed home and the surrounding area from "Forgotten New York".

  • The 1st District Local Notice to Mariners is issued monthly, with weekly updates, announcing changes in harbor navigation due to dredging, movement of buoys, ice conditions, special events, etc. The 1st District spans New England to New Jersey.

  • News about local high school and college sports teams as well as national sports.

  • A collection of over 134,000 items serving the students of the Staten Island campus of St. John's University at 300 Howard Avenue.

  • Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

  • Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction.

  • Map New York is a map-based information system developed by the Lewis Mumford Center at the University at Albany. It "connects communities with helpful information using data from the census as well as state and federal agency reports." It "provides city, town and tract level information and, in a separate mapping page, county level data as well."

  • A collection of census and economic figures from the mid 1990s until the present.

  • "Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, Inc. is a private not-for-profit agency whose mission is to provide two nutritious meals each day to those 60 years of age or older who can no longer shop for or prepare their own meals. The price is reasonable and the service is reliable."

  • Covers the issues surrounding the New York Metropolitan area waterfronts through the organizations current projects and news articles. Users can also learn about working waterfronts, world waterfronts and neighborhood waterfronts.

  • NYPL's collection of 30,000 digitized images (from the 1920s back to the 1600s), of all types. For Staten Island images select the folder "New York City-Staten Island". It includes 18 Island images: The Dongan Manor, The Quarantine, Standard Varnish Works in Elm Park, The Alice Austen House, The Billopp (Conference) House, Mount Hermon, Boardwalk at South Beach, the New York Yacht Club and more.

  • Moravian Cemetery is the resting place of many famous Staten Islanders. Take a tour and see the graves of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, Eberhard Faber, Alice Austen...

  • Index to the two-volume history of Staten Island written by Ira K. Morris first published in 1898. Available at The New York Public Library.

  • An extensive history of Staten Island publiched in 1898. Over 300 pages of text with numerous illustrations. This volume covers Native American settlement through the American Revolution.

  • Local and Express Bus schedules for selected stops on Staten routes.

  • Links to Metropolitan Transportation Authority maps of subway, bus and Staten Island Railway routes.

  • Locations, rates, parking permit information, and management contact information for the Island's municipal lots.

  • The museum covers all five boroughs of NYC. Use the "Search" box to find Staten Island information.

  • Comprised primarily of young high-caliber musicians, MCCE is a consortium dedicated to the craft of chamber music.

  • Provided by Time Warner Cable.

  • "A" Company is headquartered at the armory on Manor Road on Staten Island.

  • Links to National Parks in New York Harbor, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, New Jersey and Mount Vernon, New York.

  • The online catalog of the NUCMC lists manuscripts, letters, business, government and historical records in Research Libraries, Museums and Historical Societies across the nation. Many of the materials contained in the Staten Island Historical Society Library and Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences are listed here as well as items about Staten Island held in other cities and states.

  • Established in 1977 and based on Staten Island, the NRPA is a consortium of conservation groups, yacht clubs, sportsmen clubs, and concerned citizens dedicated to the protection of the marine environment of Raritan Bay, and Lower New York Harbor.

  • Resources for the purchase of homes, home maintenance and improvement, senior loans, etc.

  • Create a free website for your neighborhood or local organization and view the sites of others.

  • An organization founded in 1981 to foster the development of new and experimental work for radio and sound arts.

  • The Bay Keeper monitors the quality of the waters around the Island, and preserves and restores their ecological integrity. The program is affiliated with the American Littoral Society.

  • New York / New Jersey Harbor Physical Oceanographic Real Time System (PORTS) data for Bayonne Bridge, Bergen Point, Sandy Hook, The Battery, Robbins Reef, the Narrows and Kings Point. Includes currents, water levels, winds, air and water temperatures and salinity. Also available by telephone at 866-21-PORTS

  • New York / New Jersey Harbor Physical Oceanographic Real Time System (PORTS) data for Bayonne Bridge, Bergen Point, Sandy Hook, The Battery, Robbins Reef, the Narrows and Kings Point. Includes currents, water levels, winds, air and water temperatures and salinity. Also available by telephone at 866-21-PORTS

  • The New York City Council is the legislative branch of city government. Made up of 51 elected members, Staten Island has 3 representatives on the Council: Michael McMahon (49th District, or "North Shore"), Minority Leader James Oddo (50th District, or "Mid-Island"), and Andrew Lanza (51st District, or "South Shore").

  • Offers contact information, answers to frequently asked questions, and special projects regarding the Criminal Court.

  • The site offers information on the water supply, wastewater treatment, air and noise pollution and other issues under the jurisdiction of the department. Online payment of water bills, printable forms and applications and other customer services are also available.

  • A guide to New York City's housing programs with information for homeowners, tenants, landlords, apartment seekers and developers.

  • The site offers a calendar of events, online park locator and information on fields, pools, nature centers and other facilities. Other department services include permits and the planting and removal of street trees.

  • Users can learn about the organizations programs that give everyone free access to the Hudson River including walk-up public kayaking, kayaking trips on the harbor and a winter swimming pool program.

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