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  • During the 1930s the Works Progress Administration photographed almost every house on Staten Island. The St. George Branch has microfilm reels of these photos allowing viewers to find pictures of their house or other locations as they appeared in the 1930s. To order these photos see: NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS)http://home.nyc.gov/html/records/home.html

  • A history of St. George written by Staten Island Borough Historian Richard Dickenson. Provided here thanks to a 2004 Premiere Grant from COAHSI, the Council of Arts and Humanities for Staten Island.

  • St. John's University has a campus in Queens in addition to their Staten Island campus. The site provides information about the University, academics, financial aid and admissions, athletics, student life, etc.

  • An online exhibit about the history of Stapleton from the Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences and The College of Staten Island Library.

  • In-depth guide to Staten Island genealogical information from cemeteries, census records, churches, forums, immigration records, military records, newspapers, obituaries, photos, schools and vital records.

  • A report by Calvin Van Name from 1921.

  • Read the latest stories from Staten Island's daily newspaper. The site also includes pages for many local community groups.

  • Types and quantities of pollutants in the New York area based on EPA data.

  • A brief history of the early Dutch Settlements of the 1600s on Staten Island. Presented by the New Netherland Project at the New York State Library.

  • A brief text on Staten Island history prepared by Richmond Borough Association of Women teachers in 1909.

  • Founded in 1871 the club meets monthly and sponsors running races and other events.

  • The Staten Island Ballet presents full length classical and original ballets with its troupe of more than 20 international artists, including guests from American Ballet Theatre, the Kirov and Dance Theatre of Harlem. The SIB also conducts a professional ballet school, where nearly half its 120 students study free on scholarship. For information call (718) 980-0500.

  • For over twenty five years this association has arranged group bicycle trips (but not races) for members of all skill levels, and promotes cycling on the Island. It is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the New York Bicycling Coalition.

  • Developed by the office of the Borough President the site contains contact information, news, and events of interest for Staten Islanders.

  • A list of all Staten Island Borough Presidents and their terms of office from 1898 to the present.

  • Nestled within the grounds of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, The Staten Island Botanical Gardencontains many varieties of flora, as well as the first Chinese Scholar's Garden in the United States.

  • Information about bridges managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, including the Goethals Bridge, the Bayonne Bridge and theOuterbridge Crossing.

  • A listing of schools and their websites from the Archdiocese of New York.

  • Now entering their third decade, the SI Chamber Music Players perform regularly at Veteran's Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

  • "The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is an Associate Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is associated through membership with: Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Business Council of New York State, American Chamber of Commerce Executives, NY State Chamber of Commerce Executives, S.B.A. - Service Corps of Retired Executives, CANY - Chamber Alliance of New York State.

  • "The S. I. Children's Theatre Association (SICTA) is a self-supporting program of the S.I. Mental Health Society, Inc. SICTA focuses on building self-esteem and positive mental health by teaching children the value of commitment and teamwork."

  • Information about the Community Boards of New York City, including the 3 Community Boards of Staten Island.

  • The Staten Island Community Chorale was created to recognize the musical talent found within Staten Island, and provide a suitable forum for individuals. Our Chorale is over 40 voices strong, with representation from all parts of Staten Island.

  • Cancer rates, hospitalization causes, leading causes of death, etc. for Staten Island and selected neighborhoods. Presented by the New York City Department of Health

  • Staten Island's community station presents programming on cable channels 34, 35, 56 and 57. They also offer classes and the use of television equipment to those interested in producing their own programs.

  • Information from the local cricket club that was founded in 1872, including a history of the club.

  • Page of the local chapter of the DAR with links to other historical resources.

  • A list of Staten Island Resource Directory of various services from the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Services Office.

  • "Staten Island Economic Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Its mission is to create a thriving Staten Island economy by promoting public and private investment, encouraging the development of industrial and commercial property and providing broad and diverse employment opportunities. Our strategy includes: Direct Business Services, including lending, no-fee real estate brokerage...Economic Development Projects, including development and economic planning initiatives throughout the Borough."

  • Includes schedule, parking information, public transportation connections and other useful information.

  • A forum for Staten Island residents who are interested in geology and science in general, the society meets monthly and conducts field trips throughout the year.

  • The final report of the Task Force, issued December 2, 2003.

  • The Trees of Historic Richmond Town

  • Historical Archaeology And The Dutch Reformed Church Site At Historic Richmond Town

  • Miss Cecyl and the Children's Playhouse/Sylvan Cemetery/September 11, 2001: Norm Pederson: Cooper and Deckhand

  • A Richmondtown Childhood

  • Encounter with Doc/Simple Childhood Memories

  • The Port Richmond Branchof The New York Public Library: The First 50 Years 1905-1955

  • The Staten Island Historical Society (SIHS) collects and preserves materialsof everyday life including artifacts, archives and buildings. It conductsand promotes research based on these collections. SIHS operates HistoricRichmond Town, New York City's historic village and museum complex,where it shares its collection and knowledge with the public throughcreative and engaging interpretative activities. Please contact SIHS for museum hours or to make an appointment to visit the research library.

  • Find out about the Staten Island History Day Fair for 4th graders. Look for history day projects to be posted to the library website next spring!

  • New! Staten Island History Day Fair for 4th graders. Individuals and classes or groups are invited to join the Staten Island History Day Fair. Projects should be completed by the beginning of March with final judging taking place May 8, 2009. Winners at the school level will be invited to post their project on a library website.

  • A collection of Staten Island History and Geography links at the Richmond County site of NYGenWeb.

  • Musical notation and sound file for the traditional Appalachian tune.

  • This list provides an inventory of the 768 images in The New York Public Library's Staten Island in Vintage Postcards collection. Most of these images have been digitized and are now available for home access in NYPL Digital.

  • The Center offers fitness and sports programs on the North and South Shores of Staten Island.

  • The SIMHS is a private, not-for-profit agency that provides comprehensive mental health and related services to Staten Island children who are emotionally or behaviorally disturbed, developmentally or learning disabled, neurologically impaired, dependent on alcohol or drugs, and/or economically disadvantaged.

  • Staten Island movie theaters with show times, locations and reviews from moviefone.com.

  • The History Archives and Library of the Staten Island Museum is closed at the current time. It will be reopened during late Spring 2009 after it has been relocated to the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.Founded in 1881, the 175+ Collections of the Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences are a hidden resource for all. Collections include:

  • The Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences presents exhibits relating to local history, arts, and environment and other topics. They maintain an extensive library of historical materials, which is open to the public by appointment. The museum is located near the ferry terminal in St. George, at 75 Stuyvesant Place

  • A collection of recent news stories concerning Staten Island from media outlets around the nation.

  • Information for Staten Island parents.

  • Report focusing on demographic, enrollment and school utilization trends at the citywide, borough and school district level, including maps of existing and planned elementary, intermediate and high schools, 2003.

  • This list from Americans All provides school names, addresses, enrollment figures, and principal's names for almost every school on Staten Island.

  • Information from the MTA about the railway that connects the St. George ferry terminal to Tottenville, including: station information, fares, transfers and wheelchair accessibility.

  • A detailed history from Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus in the Third Rail Online.

  • The Staten Island Reading Association is a Council of the New York State Reading Association, and chartered by the International Reading Association.Membership is open to all persons engaged in teaching or supervision in any school or district level, to parents, and to all others interested in the purpose of the Association.

  • Listings, from the College of Staten Island, of Staten Island related materials at City Hall Library, the Municipal Archives, New-York Historical Society, New York State Archives, New York State Library, The New York Public Library, Staten Island Institute for Arts and Sciences and The Staten Island Historical Society.

  • News, schedules and results from local running events, school track teams, and a Staten Island Runner Community Forum.

  • Helping a child learn to read is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can do. If you have four hours a week to spare, you can experience this satisfaction by joining the Staten Island School Reading Volunteer Program. The program is operated by the SIMHS in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education, and in partnership with Time Warner Cable.

  • For over 25 years the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre has presented the works of Shakespeare (and other playwrights, as well.) The theater is located on the grounds of Seaview Hospital at 460 Brielle Avenue.

  • A history of the hospital, formerly Smith's Infirmary and Staten Island Hospital, with photos and video.

  • Collections are open to the public during specified hours. The library is located at 475 Seaview Avenue on the North Campus of the Hospital.

  • Annual summer festival in St. George, near the ferry terminal, featuring music, food, art, and vendors.

  • Provided by the Busacom Corporation.

  • The Staten Island YMCA website provides addresses and phone numbers of the two StatenIsland YMCA facilities. There is also a list of youth and adult programs offered.

  • A history of the Island hospital that was the birthplace of the National Institute of Health

  • The S89 line connects Staten Island commuters to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail at the 34th Street station in Bayonne. The light rail connects to Path trains and New Jersey based ferry routes to Manhattan.

  • The Office of the State Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York's Report on Staten Island's economic development, population, employment and wages, personal income, public assistance, etc.

  • New York City's only general interest museum, explores the arts, natural science, and local history through permanent and changing exhibitions.

  • Provided by MyAreaGuide.com Inc.

  • Provides information on tours, education programs, exhibits and the history of the monument.

  • Listings from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Sundog Theatre intends to provide to Staten Island with "local main-stage productions with paid resident actors, stage crew, and staff and a local haven for original works to evaluate and experiment with new plays and playwrights.

  • The Maritime College of the State University of New York offers undergraduate and graduate programs in international business, engineering, science, and technology, with particular emphasis on the maritime industry. The campus is located near the Throgs Neck Bridge where the East River meets Long Island Sound.

  • Contact information for a public access law library open week-days 9:00 - 4:30. Select "R" for Richmond County. The Library is now located at 130 Stuyvesant Place, Room 300. The "Libraries" link leads to the LION catalog, which has a "location" limit in the "keyword searching" option.

  • A collection of materials for teachers, including: lesson plans, professional journals, author study materials, and other resources for the classroom.

  • The Waterways Project of Ten Penny Players, an arts in education program, uses the arts to integrate literacy, creative expression, publishing, performance, computer skills, and critical thinking into a curriculum created for a network of schools, libraries, community based organizations, and distant learners.

  • The Grace Foundation was created to support and advocate for Staten Island and Brooklyn families of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders. This support takes the form of social, educational and information resources.

  • The Local History Division of the Research Libraries of The New York Public Library. The Division is located at 5th Avenue and 42nd St. in Manhattan and has extensive holdings of NYC and Staten Island History.

  • A rich collection of 19th century books and journals from the University of Michigan. Topics range from American social history from the antebellum period, through reconstruction.

  • The story of how the bridge got its name.

  • Information about Genealogical Research in New York City. The Society is located in Manhattan but holds records for Staten Island as well.

  • "New York Harbor School was borne of the belief that the youth and maritime experience of New York City combine to form an untapped potential for excellence in secondary school public education." The School has a campus in Bushwick, Brooklyn and at the South Street Seaport, Manhattan.

  • Learn about the resources and services of the Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy.

  • The New York Public Library's literacy program, the Centers for Reading and Writing (CRW), offers free tutoring in reading and writing to English-speaking adults, 16 years of age and older, through small group instruction. Centers located in Manhattan including the Harlem, St. Agnes and Seward Park Branches. Please call to verify program times and service hours.

  • A maritime museum and education center with galleries, children's programs, a library, archives and a working lithography studio. The collection focuses on the history of Sailor's Snug Harbor and maritime artist John A. Noble.

  • The life and works of Josephine Shaw Lowell and her Staten Island family (including Civil War Officer Col. Robert Gould Shaw).

  • Since its organization in 1977, the Preservation League of Staten Island has supported the preservation of Staten Island's historic built environment through a variety of activities.

  • Index to the Staten Island Historical Society's publication "The Staten Island Historian". Contains hundreds of articles about Staten Island history and is available on Staten Island at the St. George Library Center and the Staten Island Historical Society Library at Historic Richmond Town. (PDF Format)

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