It's so hard to find interesting things to post about the New York City area. <joking>
Many people who come to New York City have never heard of Staten Island. We are one of the five boroughs that make up New York City. The "city" that everyone thinks of is Manhattan Island.
Of the five boroughs, Staten Island is the "jewel" of New York City. Nicknamed the "borough of parks", it is the most rural of New York City's boroughs making it a bit tricky to navigate.
It's true that there are many Italian-Americans on Staten Island but it is very diverse in culture, religion and race. Many Staten Islands migrated from Brooklyn, including myself at the age of 4.
Both my parents are naturalized citizens of the USA coming from Ireland.