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  • The Authority manages the Berry, Cassidy/Lafayette, Mariner's Harbor, Markham Gardens, New Lane Shores, Richmond Terrace, South Beach, Stapleton, Todt Hill and West Brighton Houses on Staten Island. The site provides guides to the developments, application procedures, events, etc.
  • Click on an area of the map to see the names of the different neighborhoods.
  • For birth certificates pre-1910 and death certificates pre-1949.
  • The Picture Collection Online is an image resource site for those who seek knowledge and inspiration from visual materials. It is a collection of 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923. Search the collection for New York City images.
  • View the virtual exhibits.

  • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, popularly known as the G & B," was founded in 1869. As a non-profit educational institution, our purpose is to collect and make available information on genealogy, biography and history, particularly as it relates to the people of New York State."
  • A list of books for adults and children about New York Harbor from the collections of the Branch and Research Libraries of The New York Public Library.
  • A collection of photographs and commentary on New York Harbor Forts by Mike Casale
  • Learn about sailing events and races sponsored by the organization in New York Harbor. There is also information about an ongoing teen summer sailing program.
  • Web cam links provided by the World Ship Society of the Port of New York.
  • A History of the Metropolitan baseball team at St. George by Patricia M. Salmon, Curator of History at the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences.
  • The Metropolitans played in St. George for the 1886 and 1887 seasons. Team rosters and statistics are presented here. For images of three 1887 Metropolitan baseball cards see the "American Memory" page at http://memory.loc.gov.
  • Learn about NY/NJ Baykeeper and its efforts to preserve, protect and restore the ecological integrity of the Hudson/Raritan Estuary through current issues, news, programs, action alerts, events and recommended resources.
  • A conservation program for the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary with links to reports, fact sheets, newsletters, slide presentations and a teachers' guide to lessons, activities and field trips in the region.
  • Learn about the resources and services of the Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy.
  • Provides the organizations public boating course listings, a calendar of events, an online newsletter and useful nautical links.
  • Assists association members in maximizing the efficiency, cost competitiveness, safety and quality of marine cargo operations in the Port of New York and New Jersey. Users can also find the latest Port Economic Impact Study, a brochure of New York Harbor and other maritime issues related to the harbor.
  • One of the two law making bodies of the state legislature. Four of the Assembly's members represent Staten Islanders: Janele Hyer-Spencer - 60th DistrictMatthew Titone - 61st DistrictLou Tobacco - 62nd DistrictMichael Cusick - 63rd District
  • A guide to the housing and community renewal programs of the NY state government.
  • Information about the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) is available from the home page of the New York State Board of Elections. HAVA is a package of reforms that will ensure meaningful access to the democratic process for all New Yorkers. New York has developed a plan to implement the Act's provisions and access the federal funds needed to ensure compliance. The draft plan and public hearing schedule, as well as additional information regarding the law is available.
  • Contains many links to New York state government information, World Trade Center Emergency information, and Governor David Paterson's homepage.
  • Two of the Senate's 61 members represent Staten Islanders: Diane Saviano and Andrew J. Lanza.
  • Senator Andrew J. Lanza was elected to represent Staten Islands 24th New York State Senate District on November 7, 2006
  • Information available in the following areas: business, employment, education, outdoor recreation, living in NY, state government, healthcare, visiting NY, and government agencies.
  • The New York Public Library has created this site to make rare images and texts available to researchers, students and lovers of Hudson River history and art. These resources bring together some of The Library's most celebrated materials from the heyday of the Hudson River in the 19th century.
  • The crumbling remains of the once grand New York Yacht Club is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) is a National Estuary Program authorized in 1987 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The HEP was convened as a partnership of federal, state, and local governments scientists civic and environmental advocates the fishing community business and labor leaders and educators.
  • A Greek Revival temple houses Snug Harbor Cultural Center's own Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art which has exhibitions in 15,000 feet of gallery space, plus outdoor and off-site projects, educational programs, 30 artists studios on site and an international artist residency program.
  • "The Staten Island Advance Newspaper in Education program's primary mission is to encourage young people to become lifelong newspaper readers. The newspaper's broad goals are to promote literacy and support education on Staten Island."
  • The Noble Maritime Collection is one of the country's most significant maritime collections. A maritime museum and education center with galleries, children's programs, library, archives and a working lithography studio. The collection focuses on the history of Sailor's Snug Harbor and maritime artist John A. Noble.
  • New York State Department of Health site includes facility characteristics and summary reports on inspections, complaints and enforcement activities.It allows users to compare homes according to various measures of quality.
  • Staten Island news from the 24 hour New York City cable news station.
  • Information about teacher certification, the "No Child Left Behind" Act, State Learning Standards, curriculum resources, assessment information, etc.
  • Information on voter registration (including downloadable forms), polling places, dates of elections, how to become a candidate, and how to volunteer as a poll worker, plus much more.
  • The online version of the City Building Code.
  • DORIS, which includes the municipal archives, collects reports of city agencies, files on neighborhoods, and records of Staten Island towns before their consolidation into New York City in 1898. The website allows you to order WPA "tax photos" of almost every house on Staten Island that existed in 1939/1940. Order photos of your Staten Island home here (or print them from microfilm at the St. George Branch Library).
  • To find out what the refuse and recycling collection days are for your location, enter your street address, select your borough from the drop down list, then click on the "Submit" button.
  • Staten Island (Richmond County) birth, death, and marriage records available at the archives. Plus Pre-consolidation Town and Village vital records, 1847-1849 1881 - 1897. Including New York State Census of Richmond County for the following years: 1855, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1915 and 1925.
  • This searchable collection of over a quarter million online historical images of all types includes over 1,000 Staten Island images as well as many more from around New York City.
  • "The Official New York City Website" is a repository of information on Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his administration.
  • Hundreds of old and largely forgotten names of locations on Staten Island. Selected from Ira K. Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island published in 1898 and 1900.
  • A small map showing the general boundaries of the five old Staten Island towns that existed before consolidation with the City of New York: Castleton, Middletown, Northfield, Southfield, and Westfield. Includes descriptions of Staten Island towns, geography and history.
  • Participate in an online discussion about Staten Island schools.
  • History, statistics and photos of the bridge.
  • Newspapers and magazines from 1833 to the present. Includes NYPL holdings of the Staten Island: Advance, Gazette, Light, Magazine, News and Independent, Parrot, Sentinel, Register, Transcript, and World Richmond County: Herald, Mirror, and Sentinel the Staten Islander, the Sepoy and more. Listings include both the Branch and Research Libraries.
  • The online counterpart to the illustrious Mid-Manhattan Librarys Picture Collection, this resource is a collection of 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923. Browse under the subject New York City
  • Information about politicians who were born, lived on or are buried on Staten Island with some details about their lives .
  • New York & New Jersey seaport information including ferry routes, marine terminals and transportation, port redevelopment, statistics, industry links, and operations and tariff.
  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Special Report On the State of Transportation - 10/28/04. Concerning Staten Island's transportation system and its economic future. The key question this report discusses is whether this system is extensive enough, efficient enough, and effective enough to meet the needs of the Staten Island community, the Staten Island economy, and the New York City region as a whole.
  • Since its organization in 1977, The Preservation League of Staten Island has devoted its time, energy and resources to identifying, fostering an appreciation for, and supporting the preservation of Staten Island's historic built environment through a wide variety of activities.
  • All kinds of information on President Barack Obama and his administration.
  • Notes on Island plants, animals, geology, history...
  • Notes on Island plants, animals, geology, history...
  • A list of articles (Tables of Contents) appearing in SIIAS Proceedings. Topics include Staten Island's environment, wildlife, geology, archaeology and history. Proceedings is available at SIIAS and the St. George Library Center.
  • Short biographies of government officials, businessmen and religious leaders of the day with many photos. Published in 1893, the book includes a supplement of additional entries for 1894.
  • Staten Island's largest environmental organization works to protect natural areas from overdevelopment and pollution.
  • Letters to and from the great writers, who both spent time on Staten Island. Thoreau's stay on the Island (1843-44) occurred shortly before moving to his more famous residence, the cabin at Walden Pond (1845).
  • A collection of facts about Staten Island including: the official flower (pinkster azalea), flag, altitude, latitude and longitude.
  • A brief guide to the collections, hours, and services of area libraries with information about Staten Island developed by the Staten Island Historical Society.
  • Find out historical information about when your house was built, previous owners of your house, buildings that have existed on your property and events that took place there at The New York Public Library and the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences.
  • Find out historical information about when your house was built, previous owners of your house, buildings that have existed on your property events that took place there at The New York Public Library.
  • For over 50 years the Richmond Choral Society has been presenting classical choral music on Staten Island.
  • Information about the office of Staten Island's District Attorney, Daniel M. Donovan Jr.
  • The Richmond County Medical Society has been serving the community of Staten Island for the past 200 years. Included as members are physicians of major hospitals, medical centers and medical groups on Staten Island.
  • The Richmond County Orchestra(RCO)is a semi-professional orchestra founded in 1999 by Mr. Alan Aurelia, who is also is currently severing as music director/conductor.
  • Historic houses and buildings on Staten Island listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Select the "Historic Districts" tab to view local historic districts.
  • An advocacy group that monitors the Hudson River's ecosystem and the NYC watershed.
  • Riverside Opera Company, under the direction of Alan Aurelia, performs at various locations on Staten Island.
  • Weekly milling and resurfacing schedule for New York City.
  • Rocking the Boat is a boatbuilding and environmental education program based out of the southwest Bronx, New York City. Through a hands-on alternative approach to education and youth development, Rocking the Boat addresses the need for inner city youth to achieve practical and tangible goals, relevant to both everyday life and future aspirations.
  • Describes the organizations sailing course offerings and sponsored races in New York Harbor. Users can also view photos, check the weather conditions and sign up to receive a newsletter.
  • Find over 300 online documents and photos from the Sailor's Snug Harbor Archive. Search www.newyorkheritage.org for "Snug Harbor".
  • Guide to Historical documents from Sailor's Snug Harbor available at SUNY Maritime.
  • You will find predictions at over 2500 locations for: Tide heights and times, sunrise and sunset times, moonrise and moonset times, and moon phase.
  • Learn about the history, operations, services, training and job opportunities of the Sandy Hook Pilots
  • Various school calendars for example attendance, testing, parent teacher conferences, special events, etc.
  • Locate the zones of all public schools in New York City on the Department of Education's "School Finder" map. To find your home's zoned school enter your address or enter the number of the school you wish to find.
  • Historic Richmond Town offers programs both at the village and in school. There are also specialized programs such as African American History, butter making, pumpkin picking and more.
  • These programs are offered at the Austen House: Through Alice's Eyes, Alice's House and Alice's World.
  • School tours are conducted with curriculum developed for grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9.
  • School programs at the musum include: Legend of the Spider (a program about the dancing the Tarentella) and museum tours.
  • Arrange a tour for your class.
  • The museum offers programs in school and at the museum including: Printmaking, Lady Liberty, Young Jack's Voyage, Watercolor Painting and Drawing, Noble Harbor Launch (a boat trip), and the Traveling Maritime Library.
  • Teachers can plan a trip to the Staten Island Children's Museum. Programs encompass science, language arts, social studies and the arts. Students learn through their experience, generated by their own curiosity and excitement.
  • Programs at the zoo and in school include: Radical Rainforest, Dinosaurs and Dodos, African Safari and more.
  • A photographic tour of the ruins of the historic Staten Island hospital (listed here as hospital X).
  • Provides information on the club located in Canarsie, Brooklyn including becoming a member, boating activities and instruction, and upcoming events.
  • The 1838 mansion of Joseph H. Seguine, by Lemon Creek, is open for occasional tours by the NYC Parks Department. (click to enter at the Parks Dept. page to link to Seguine Mansion).
  • SeniorNet is a nonprofit organization that provides computer and Internet education for older adults and seniors. Their Staten Island facility is located at the North Shore JCC on Victory Blvd.
  • Online exhibits from the Staten Island institute of Arts and Sciences and the College of Staten Island.
  • Includes the Staten Island Advance.
  • Detailed history of railroad operations with a large selection of historical photographs of every station
  • A band of volunteer musicians, formed in 1952, who play at a variety of community events.
  • New York-based museum dedicated to the preservation of the regions marine heritage. Provides information on exhibitions, educational programs, related events, and fleet of ships.

  • A directory of many children's and adult leagues, including: soccer, hockey, bowling, basketball, volleyball, golf, softball, baseball, football, swimming and darts.
  • Of the twelve branches of The New York Public Library on Staten Island, the St. George Library Center has the largest collection of local history information. There are over 250 books and pamphlets on local history, biographies, culture, and the environment clippings from local newspapers telephone directories from 1985 onwards government documents on secession, the landfill, and various environmental assessment statements. The Staten Island Advance is available on microfilm from 1921 onwards, as well as the Property Assessment photographs of the 1930's and 1940's.

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