Right where the ferry lands on the Staten Island side, you’ll find a waterfront neighborhood with a beautiful minor league baseball park, one of the city’s oldest concert halls and a historic district of nearly 80 buildings, many of them built in the 19th-century Queen Anne style. Culture aficionados should also check out the Staten Island Museum and the National Lighthouse Museum. Coming soon, the 630-foot-tall Staten Island Wheel will reshape the City’s skyline and provide riders with sweeping views of New York Harbor.
With its inventive restaurants, bars and attractions, this waterfront neighborhood boasts small-town charm.
Discover cultural attractions, casual restaurants, nautical history and Victorian architecture all in St. George.
Come sail away on the popular free commuter boat (which also makes for a good sightseeing cruise).
This landmarked home serves as headquarters for the Italian Cultural Foundation, an organization that promotes and celebrates Italian culture through cooking and language programs, educational events like film screenings and author talks, and holiday celebrations.
As real estate costs rise and space in New York City —never a particularly abundant resource—shrinks even further, artists have had to find new ways to work over and around a seemingly endlessly expanding cityscape of gleaming skyscrapers and luxury condos.
Modeled after ancient Roman architecture, this L-shaped courthouse (which houses the supreme court and the surrogate court as well as other government offices) was built by famed architects Thomas Hastings and John Carrere from 1913 to 1919 (although Carrere died in 1911).
Architects Thomas Hastings and John Carrere built this storied building from 1904 to 1906, which today is a designated New York City landmark and houses a slew of government and civic offices, including the borough president’s office.
Deep Tanks first opened as a studio space for professional photographers—and while it still operates as a photo studio, these days it also serves as an anchor for the local arts community, regularly hosting visual arts exhibits and performance events, like poetry readings and “Night of Noir” live theater productions.
Located just two blocks away from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, this museum showcases artifacts and art that reflects the history and people of this fascinating New York City borough and a large natural science exhibit—culled from the collections of local naturalists—that includes amphibians, shells, fossils, rocks, bird eggs and more.
Located on the former site of the United States Lighthouse Service’s General Depot in St. George, Staten Island, the National Lighthouse Museum educates visitors about the history and technology of the nation’s lighthouses.