Staten Island

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thumb 250px Historic Richmond Town (File:RichmondtownStreet.jpg) museum complex is located in the heart of Staten Island (Historic Richmond Town). On July 4, 1827, the end of slavery in New York state was celebrated at Swan Hotel, West Brighton. Rooms at the hotel were reserved months in advance as local abolitionists and prominent free blacks prepared for the festivities. Speeches, pageants, picnics, and fireworks marked the celebration, which lasted for two days. In 1860, parts of Castleton


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replaced Giuliani as the most hated white man in the African American community,"an ironic twist for someone who had been so popular in that community for so long.) The Grand Central Parkway has a few unique distinctions. First, it is apparently the only parkway in New York City to carry an elliptical black-on-white design for its trailblazer. Parkways throughout The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island use the state


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, New York; sponsored by Mrs. Harold Benham, wife of a grandson of Rear Admiral Benham; and commissioned (ship commissioning) 20 December 1943, Commander Erle V. Dennet in command. The '''''Staten Island Advance''''' is a daily newspaper published in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. The only daily newspaper published in the borough, and the only borough to have its own major daily paper, it covers news of local and community interest, including borough politics


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many punk, ska, hardcore punk, indie, metal, and pop punk bands. Musicians who were born or reside on Staten Island and groups that formed on Staten Island are found at List of people from Staten Island. Television *''Jersey Shore (Jersey Shore (TV series))'' was filmed in part of Staten Island in beginnings of seasons. *Time Warner Cable's news channel NY1 airs a weekly show called ''This Week on Staten Island'', currently hosted by Anthony Pascale. The magazine style show takes content from NY1's daily hourly newscasts called "Your Staten Island News Now". *The documentary, ''A Walk Around Staten Island with David Hartman (David Hartman (TV personality)) and Barry Lewis'', premiered on public television station WNET on December 3, 2007, profiling Staten Island culture and history, including major attractions such as the Staten Island Ferry, Historic Richmondtown, the Conference House, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the Chinese Scholars Garden and many more sites. wikipedia:Staten Island


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nickname settlement_type Borough (Borough (New York City)) of New York City total_type motto image_skyline USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.jpg imagesize image_caption The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, looking toward Staten Island from Brooklyn image_flag Ny-statenisland.gif flag_size 120px image_seal Seal_of_Staten_Island_(Richmond_County)_New_York.png seal_size 85px image_shield shield_size image_blank_emblem blank_emblem_type blank_emblem_size image_map New York City location Staten Island.svg mapsize map_caption Location of Staten Island, shown in red, in New York City pushpin_map New York pushpin_map_caption Location in the state of New York pushpin_mapsize coordinates_display inline,title coordinates_region US-NY subdivision_type Country (List of sovereign states) subdivision_name wikipedia:Staten Island


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Shore — especially the neighborhoods of St. George (St. George, Staten Island), Tompkinsville (Tompkinsville, Staten Island), Clifton (Clifton, Staten Island), and Stapleton (Stapleton, Staten Island) — is the most urban part of the island; it contains the officially designated St. George Historic District and the St. Paul’s Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District, which feature large Victorian houses. The East Shore (East Shore, Staten Island) is home to the


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Brooklyn and connects the upper and lower sections of New York Bay. - Staten Island Film Festival 2006 Staten Island (Staten Island, New York) New York International Held annually in June, SIFF is a competitive international film festival. It accepts independent short, documentary and feature submissions from around the world, and provides filmmakers access to industry leading professionals and celebrities. - History The International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies is part of the larger Pentecostal movement that began in the United States during the first part of the 20th century and is rooted in a movement among the ethnic Italians in Chicago, Illinois. Rev. Louis Francescon organized the first Italian-American Pentecostal church there in 1907. The Rev. Frank Emma (1873–1948) started the first church in New York City for Italian immigrants. The New York Times reported that when he died, his funeral lasted five days as seven thousand people visited from various parts of the world. Later, Rev. Joseph Demola (1912–1987) continued with an Italian (Italian language) and English (English language) ministry in Staten Island during the 1950s and 1960s. The first convention of the ''Italian Pentecostal Movement'' was called in Niagara Falls, New York in 1927, where the group adopted articles of faith, which helped build the movement into a cohesive whole. In 1948, the movement was incorporated (Incorporation (business)) in Pennsylvania as ''The Missionary Society of the Christian Church of North America''. In 1963, the body was restructured as the ''General Council of the Christian Church of North America''. IFCA history align "center" Bartender align "center" Staten Island, New York align "center" 4th Victim Early life Matus was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he lived until 1971. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1958, and briefly studied commercial art at the Pratt Institute in New York. Matt Schudel, 'A Local Life: Irvin Leigh Matus, 69, penniless Shakespeare scholar who lived by his own design', Washington Post, March 5, 2011 His primary interests at the time focused on baseball, American history and rhythm and blues, his musical interests being influenced by his early friendship with Alan Freed. Together with his brother Paul he ran an urban transport business until he was drafted in 1965 into United States Army. Stationed on Staten Island, he won the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service. Demographics Tottenville's population is largely white (nearly 95 per cent as of 1990), with extremes of both wealth and poverty being essentially absent, and the neighborhood has a much higher proportion of Protestants (Protestantism) than is encountered on Staten Island as a whole, which is heavily Roman Catholic (Roman Catholicism in the United States). In the mid-2000s, the community witnessed the arrival of Mexican (Mexican people) immigrants for the first time. There is also a growing number of Coptic Orthodox (Coptic Orthodox Church in the United States) Christians from Egypt; as of 2012, Virgin St Mary and St George Coptic Orthodox Church in Tottenville wikipedia:Staten Island


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with his army in January 1776; General Sir William Howe was successful in driving Washington out (New York and New Jersey campaign), but erred by expanding into New Jersey. By January 1777, he retained only a few outposts near New York City. The British held the city for the duration, using it as a base for expeditions against other targets. thumb left Sewing red shirts for the volunteers: Odoardo Borrani (File:Borrani Cucitrici.gif), ''Cucitrici di camicie rosse'', 1863 Later, after


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of Peabody Award winners (1970–1979)#1972 for his report on the neglect and abuse of mentally retarded (mental retardation) patients at Staten Island's Willowbrook State School and began to appear on ABC (American Broadcasting Company) national programs such as ''20 20 (20 20 (US television show))'' and ''Nightline (Nightline (US news program))''. After John Lennon watched Rivera's report on the patients at Willowbrook, he and Rivera formed a benefit concert called "One to One" (released in 1986 as ''Live in New York City''.) Rivera reported Lennon's murder (Death of John Lennon) on ''Nightline'' on December 8, 1980. Rivera also appeared in ''The U.S. vs. John Lennon'', a movie about Lennon and Yoko Ono's lives in New York City. The movie was released in 2007. death_date wikipedia:Staten Island

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'''Staten Island ''' . The borough is coextensive with '''Richmond County''', and until 1975 the borough was officially named the '''Borough of Richmond.''' url http: www.nypl.org branch staten history timeline5.html title Timeline of Staten Island - 1900s - Present publisher New York Public Library accessdate January 16, 2006 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20060113221845 http: www.nypl.org branch staten history timeline5.html archivedate January 13, 2006 Its flag was later changed to reflect this, though the official seal remains unchanged. Staten Island has been sometimes called "the forgotten borough" by inhabitants who feel neglected by the city government (Government of New York City). url http: www.nytimes.com 1994 01 30 magazine escape-from-new-york.html?scp 6&sq %22the+forgotten+borough%22+government title Escape From New York - The New York Times last Brown first Chip publisher The New York Times date January 30, 1994 accessdate January 14, 2008 quote Given their status as residents of "the forgotten borough" – the sorry Cinderella sister in New York's dysfunctional family – maybe the giddiest aspect of all was the attention. url http: www.nytimes.com 2007 10 07 nyregion thecity 07hips.html?_r 2&scp 1&sq %22the+forgotten+borough%22&oref slogin title Bohemia by the Bay last Buckley first Cara publisher The New York Times date October 7, 2007 accessdate January 14, 2008 quote Even as New York’s hip young things invade and colonize neighborhoods near, far and out of state, Staten Island has stayed stubbornly uncool. It remains the forgotten borough.

The North Shore (North Shore, Staten Island) — especially the neighborhoods of St. George (St. George, Staten Island), Tompkinsville (Tompkinsville, Staten Island), Clifton (Clifton, Staten Island), and Stapleton (Stapleton, Staten Island) — is the most urban part of the island; it contains the officially designated St. George Historic District and the St. Paul’s Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District, which feature large Victorian houses. The East Shore (East Shore, Staten Island) is home to the The South Shore (South Shore, Staten Island), site of the 17th-century Dutch and French Huguenot settlement of South Beach, developed rapidly beginning in the 1960s and 1970s; it is mostly suburban in character. The West Shore (West Shore, Staten Island) is the least populated and most industrial part of the island.

Motor traffic can reach the borough from Brooklyn via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and from New Jersey via the Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals Bridge, and Bayonne Bridge. Staten Island has Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) (Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York)) bus lines (New York City Bus) and a MTA rapid transit line, the Staten Island Railway, which runs from the ferry terminal at St. George to Tottenville (Tottenville, Staten Island). Staten Island is the only borough that is not connected to the New York City Subway system. The free Staten Island Ferry connects the borough to Manhattan and is a popular tourist attraction, providing views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Lower Manhattan.

Staten Island had the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the world's largest landfill at one point before closing in 2001,

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