Staten Island, New York - Facts & Figures
Billed as "A Small Town in the Big City," Staten Island, New York is home to beautiful beaches, theaters, almost 200 parks and a zoo. Some of the cultural attractions include the Staten Island Museum, Tibetan Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, and Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Staten Island is also home to Historic Richmond Town, New York's only historical village. Staten Island is the smallest of the five New York boroughs, and a destination for many outdoor lovers, from bird watchers to golfers to fishermen. It used to claim New York's largest landfill, but has closed it to open New York's largest public park. Staten Island is not connected to the subway system, but is connected by car or train to Brooklyn and New Jersey, and to Manhattan by ferry. This free ferry is an extremely popular tourist attraction, and in the course of transit, patrons are provided amazing views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Lower Manhattan.
- Population: 470,467
- Industries: Finance and insurance; Public administration; Construction; Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers; Health care; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Administrative and support and waste management services
- Area Codes: 718, 347
- ZIP Codes: 10302, 10303, 10310, 10306, 10307, 10308, 10309, 10312, 10314, 10305
- Surrounding Cities: Brooklyn, NY; Carteret borough, NJ; Port Reading, NJ; Bayonne, NJ; Elizabeth, NJ; Sewaren, NJ; Linden, NJ; Avenel, NJ; Rahway, NJ