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Old 07-27-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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Hi Everybody!

I just got back from New York today. I stayed in Manhattan, the Chelsea district and I enjoyed it. I have been to New York several times over the years but I have never been to Staten Island. I am running out of things to do each time I go to New York so I figured I would hang out in SI for at least a day the next time I come. I am a 34 year old college educated Black American female and will be traveling alone. What activities do you recommend? I love historical attractions such as turn of the century homes, farms, taking pictures of pre-war architecture and such things..as well as going to spots where people my own age (so no teenyboppers) and mindset(prefer business minded, goal oriented) mingle. A nice Billie Holiday jazz club type lounge or a social tea room would be nice if they exist there. Not into the hip hop scene so please don't recommend it.

Thanks!

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Old 07-27-2009, 04:26 PM
 
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The title says Staten Island, but in your post you ask about Long Island. Which one is it?
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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Well the Staten Island ferry ride (which is free) gives you a wonderful view the NY skyline as well as the Statue of Liberty. On Staten Island itself check out the Historic Richmond Town which is a reconstruction of what village life was like on Staten Island when it was first settled by the newcomers from Europe a few hundred years ago.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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The title says Staten Island, but in your post you ask about Long Island. Which one is it?
Fixed. Sorry, I have been traveling all day so my mind is kind of loopy right now.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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Well the Staten Island ferry ride (which is free) gives you a wonderful view the NY skyline as well as the Statue of Liberty. On Staten Island itself check out the Historic Richmond Town which is a reconstruction of what village life was like on Staten Island when it was first settled by the newcomers from Europe a few hundred years ago.
I was trying to get to Staten Island when I was there last week but couldn't make it, but I looked up info on the ferry and was shocked to see that it operated 24/7 and was free. I thought that was cool.I will do some research on Richmond Town, sounds like it is right up my alley. Thanks! Keep em' coming!
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Historic Richmond Town - HOME
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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Thanks Chava!
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Just to be clear - I put *All Seasons* in the thread title because I wanted to know about activities that were popular according to season too..for example, I know Christmas events will most likely dominate the winter season.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:47 AM
 
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Snug Harbor Cultural Center, beautiful gardens, history, part of the Smithsonian, take the ferry to the bus...go eat at Bayou on Bay St. - Creole food..take the bus to the Ferry terminal then get on the SI Railway and take it 3-4 stops, cant recall the station, but look it up...you would have a great day and great food
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