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Old 05-14-2008, 06:55 PM
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Hi! I currently live in LA and my husband and I are moving to NYC this summer - we found an apt in Staten Island and I was wondering how the area is before we sign the lease. We are going to be across from the Staten Island University Hospital North on Seaview Avenue - from a map it looks like it's in Dongan Hills area? Or maybe Midland Beach? I can't really tell. Anyway, if anyone knows anything about this area, please let me know. Thank you!

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Old 05-15-2008, 12:08 AM
Location: Las Vegas, Nv
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I just moved out of Staten Island to Vegas 5 months ago. Staten Island is considered the forgotten borough. I guess is alright for those raising families. It has quite an influx now from Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.
It has a lot of eateries and there is the North Shore and South Shore. Seems a lil riff at times between both.
It does have a beach. It has its own newspaper. The Staten Island Advance. To read it on line, go to SILive: Everything Staten Island.
you can only get out of Staten island if driving through bridges, which means tolls have to be paid. You will have to get your ez-pass. It can be expensive.
There is also the Staten island ferry which brings you to the financial district of Manhattan and access to the trains.
Since it is a small borough, the roads still have one lane each way and it is quite crowded. The locals complain all the time of the influx of people moving in.
The apts are slightly lower than those in Manhattan and only in some areas would you pay for parking as opposed to the other borroughs. It is the borough with the most parks and they are beautiful.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:25 PM
Location: Staten Island
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Hey How are you,

Well, as a real estate agent as well, I must say that it really is a very subjective opinion you are asking, You may think for example that Midland beach is far superior than Dongan Hills, but I may say the opposite, in terms of safety, schools, social activities, check out the nYC.cm, or check out the Staten Island advance for what is happening in those areas, the Staten Island advance is very illustrative when it comes to reporting about certain areas.

Well if you have any more questions, just let me know. Good Luck on your new home.

Caesar Galindo
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