With roots in Staten Island, the "forgotten borough", I'm one of the ones working to remember its history, particularly in the early 20th-century when my family first settled there. Its story is one of fascinating turns and twists, and it remains today the outsider of five New York City boroughs: a member of the family, yet with its own individual personality.
Want a little introduction to the history and uniqueness of Staten Island? Take some time to view these online video tours:
- A Walk Around Staten Island with David Hartman & Historian Barry Lewis
- Staten Island: A World Beyond the Ferry from the Office of the Borough President