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Old 04-15-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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that area is called mariner's harbor mead. a kind of run-down, mostly industrial neighborhood. mariner's harbor houses (NYCHA) is also in the neighborhood. i've driven over there once, but it was night time so i really didnt get a perspective. but from research about the area, it seems like time forgot this place.
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Interesting. It was just disconcerting to see a place like that on Staten Island. I had always imagined Staten Island to be all peaches & cream, and clean looking suburban housing. I guess all areas have their rough sides.

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that area is called mariner's harbor mead. a kind of run-down, mostly industrial neighborhood. mariner's harbor houses (NYCHA) is also in the neighborhood. i've driven over there once, but it was night time so i really didnt get a perspective. but from research about the area, it seems like time forgot this place.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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thats actually 1 of the great things about nyc....you get the good the bad and the ugly all in one
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:27 AM
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Thumbs up I agree.

Caring outsiders who get involved will be one of the best things to happen here!!





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Well, you can chuckle. I think it's attitude of SI like you is the reason that SI has it's "stigma" from the city folks. I guess it takes an outsider like to see the value of "location, location" close to the Ferry to see it's value. I don't live in Park Hill, but I have spoken to many realtors and the parts that have the old victorian homes in the hills are being purchased and being renovated. This type of change has increased real estate in many parts of the US.

It's funny to me that SI has this attitude like "you are better", but it comes off as being pretentious from low esteem. I have many friends in the city that live in CT, Westchester and the city as well and when they found out I live in SI they were shocked...I wasn't afraid to buy on SI because it was a good fit for me and my lifestyle....but I made my case, they seen my home with the view and they are truly impressed. It takes someone like me that is not afraid of "status" and see value beyond the "stigma". SI is a great location... near the Ferry is where I find those transplants from other parts of the US that see the same. Obviously, it will take outsiders to change SI. Happy to do it!
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:06 AM
 
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Default Staten Island is the best of the 5 NYC boroughs

It's so sad to read all this negative feedback based on a person's one negative experience. You want the truth - NYC is all garbage, it's always been and it will always be. Staten Island is the best of the 5 boroughs. I don't know why people say Staten Island is conservative, nobody cares if you are gay, black, white, redneck, naked, child molester, rich, homeless - they are all over the world including NYC and Staten Island.
I don't know why people say that you need a car in Staten Island. This borough has a great mass transit system just like any borough in NYC (with the exception of the subway). It has local and express bus lines, railway, ferry to NYC. I live on the island and it takes my 55 min by bus and ferry to go to my office in Wall Street. I used to live in the Bronx, and it would take me the same amount of time to get to 86 St.
It's human nature that people will never be happy. But you all need to wake up and face reality. Long Island is highly expensive, NJ and Westchester County have very high taxes.
Staten Island has nice housing, infrastructure, shops and schools and its affordable for all to have a good living below half a million. It offers the best at the lowest price. All the rest offers you nothing but 1 million and above and a lot of stress above it.

If you don't believe me, just visit all five boroughs (a few neighborhoods) at a time and decide for yourself. It may work for some and not for others, but overall it's great!
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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Ah, the infamous "move"

Great Kills is definitely too far out if you want 15 min to the VZ.

Also check out Westerleigh and Sunnyside. Dont set your expectations too high though, the quality of life seems to be dropping everywhere on SI (except Todt Hill obviously). It just isnt quite the NJ suburbs nor is it the good ol days of Bensonhurst
Do you live on Staten Island? Maybe the quality of life is deteriorating in your neighborhood. It is not where I live, and Staten Island has a multitude of beautiful areas such as: Lighthouse Hill, Richdmontown, Grymes Hill, Sunset Hill, Todt Hill, South East Annadale (where many, many realtors live), Princess Bay, Hughenot, Pleasant Plains, and Tottenville. Sure there are many cars, because we do not have many highways due to having so many green belts and preserves that will be destroyed, if they are put through them. And yes, there are many semi-attached houses and townhouses, but there is no more land left for building large developments. And thank God that we do not have many rental buildings, so we can keep lots of ugly people away! I love it here, it has been my home for the last 40 years. My property taxes are very low, compared to the property taxes in New Jersey, which are the highest in the nation, which is one of the reasons I have never attempted to move there.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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It's so sad to read all this negative feedback based on a person's one negative experience. You want the truth - NYC is all garbage, it's always been and it will always be. Staten Island is the best of the 5 boroughs. I don't know why people say Staten Island is conservative, nobody cares if you are gay, black, white, redneck, naked, child molester, rich, homeless - they are all over the world including NYC and Staten Island.
I don't know why people say that you need a car in Staten Island. This borough has a great mass transit system just like any borough in NYC (with the exception of the subway). It has local and express bus lines, railway, ferry to NYC. I live on the island and it takes my 55 min by bus and ferry to go to my office in Wall Street. I used to live in the Bronx, and it would take me the same amount of time to get to 86 St.
It's human nature that people will never be happy. But you all need to wake up and face reality. Long Island is highly expensive, NJ and Westchester County have very high taxes.
Staten Island has nice housing, infrastructure, shops and schools and its affordable for all to have a good living below half a million. It offers the best at the lowest price. All the rest offers you nothing but 1 million and above and a lot of stress above it.

If you don't believe me, just visit all five boroughs (a few neighborhoods) at a time and decide for yourself. It may work for some and not for others, but overall it's great!
I live on Ward Hill and I would have to agree with you. When I first moved from CA I lived in the city. I loved being in the city, but the apt living is what I could not do. I love my neighborhood and block. We have lawyers, business owners, doctors, firefighters, a famous jazz musician and even an ex-senator that lives here. Everyone is so friendly. We all help eachother, have block parties...when I first moved in all the neighbors came over and said hello. I love the summers and winters...summers everyone is out gardening and winter shoveling snow...great time for all of us to have conversations, share gardening tips, share renovations stories and etc.

My home, I love, I have a huge screened in patio surrounded by large trees and the view of the city. I spend many mornings with a cup of coffee, my laptop, newspaper and afternoons with barbecue and having dinner outdoors. I can see every fireworks that the city has to offer. It's a great life. I think it's the best kept secret in NYC.

I work in downtown and now I walk to the bus stop (which is around the corner from my home) and in 5 mins I am at the ferry and a short walk I am at work. After work I play in the city and come home. If I don't want to bus I take a cab home for $6. It's a great life. I feel truly blessed that I found SI. It give me all that I want even more.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:49 PM
 
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How is the Rosebank area of Staten island? Also how is Virginia ave. in Rosebank?
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