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The Staten Island Region, which is located in New York, is mostly made up of cities with a few forest areas. Some of these cities are Farmingdale, Long Island, Riverhead, Bay Shore, Brooklyn, Sag Harbor, Queens, Garden City, and New York City. The island's weather fluctuates throughout the year, with an average low of around 32 degrees Fahrenheit and an average high temperature of about 80 degrees. Staten Island itself gets rain all throughout the year, though the most rain falls in February and March. The island does not get snow and is relatively humid in December. New York City, also referred to as the "Big Apple," is the most prominent city in the region and has an assortment of activities available to its tourists. Located near New York City is the city of Brooklyn, which also has a variety of attractions such as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the New York Transit Museum, the Green-Wood Cemetery, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Museum, and Brooklyn Bridge Park. On Staten Island, tourists can participate and visit features such as the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the New York Harbor, the Staten Island Children's Museum, the Seguine Mansion, the Staten Island Museum, the National Lighthouse Museum, the Alice Austen House, and the Conference House.
The Staten Island Region is made up of multiple cities, the main one being New York City. New York City has a population of 18.9 million people, and 170 different languages are spoken within the city. Around 50 million tourists come to the city each year, and around 4.3 million of them visit the Empire State Building during their stay in the city. The metropolis is known for being near the Statue of Liberty. It is also known for housing the Empire State Building and Central Park, in addition to being the location where the Twin Towers were located. Within Brooklyn—a separate city located near New York City—there are a variety of activities that visitors can immerse themselves in, including the walking Brooklyn Bridge, playing in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, visiting the Brooklyn Museum, observing the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, the New York Transit Museum, and the Green-Wood Cemetery.
Staten Island, the island the region is named after, is the least populated out of the five boroughs but also the second wealthiest of the boroughs. Staten Island has 170 parks and is home to some of the oldest buildings in the area. Staten Island is in New York, though it is located extremely close to New Jersey. The island is 13.9 miles long and 7.3 miles wide and is generally shaped like a triangle. It has a total of 60.9 square miles, making it the third-largest borough. On the island, there is an assortment of activities that visitors can participate in, such as the Staten Island Museum, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the National Lighthouse Museum, Seaside Wildlife Nature Park, the Alice Austen House, the Conference House, Fort Wadsworth, the New York Harbor, the Seguine Mansion, and the Staten Island Children's Museum.
The Staten Island Region is located in southern New York. It is mostly made up of islands and boroughs, including Staten Island. The west side of the region follows along the state line of New York and New Jersey. The rest of the region wraps around Greenport, Montauk, East Hampton, South Hampton, and the Great South Bay. The north end of the destination continues through the small section of land between New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and ends before it reaches the city of White Plains. Other cities within the region are Brooklyn, Queens, Garden City, Farmingdale, Long Island, Bay Shore, Riverhead, and Sag Harbor. The district is mostly flat and made up of cities. There are also a few forested areas, along with bays and harbors.
Because of the weather, the most popular time to visit Staten Island is from the middle of April to the middle of June. On Staten Island, there is an average high temperature of around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low temperature is around 32 degrees. The island gets rain throughout the year, though the highest chances of rainfall are in December and June, with other chances of rain being in February and March. The island does not get snow but is relatively humid. The average humidity is the highest during December. Most of the tourists that come to the area come in July, August, and September, though there are visitors throughout the entire year.
Animals that live on Staten Island consist of reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fish, and fungi. Mammals that live on the island include Virginia opossums, eastern cottontails, eastern gray squirrels, groundhogs, Easter chipmunks, American beavers, muskrats, white-tailed deer, harbor seals, bottlenose dolphins, cetaceans, skunks, and raccoons. There are eight different types of tortoises that live in the area and four species of snakes. Plants that grow well on the island are mostly plantain lilies, Japanese knotweeds, winter squash, Franklin trees, pink azaleas, English lavender, handkerchief trees, and ghost trees.
Staten Island, which is located in the Staten Island Region, was inhabited by the Raritan and Unami Indians until the Dutch attempted to establish settlements in the area around 1630. The island was first sighted in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazano. The island was called Staaten Eylandt by the Dutch when they first tried to establish cities. However, the Indians living on the land were unfriendly to the Dutch and drove the attempts of settlements from the island. Eventually, three wars were fought over the island. These wars were the Pig War, which happened in 1641, the Whiskey War (1642), and the Peach War, which ended in 1655. After the wars, the disputes were settled, and the Dutch were able to build a colony called Old Town or Oude Dorp that was located near South Beach (the colony was built in 1661). In 1664 the English took over the colony and renamed it after the Duke of Richmond, who was the son of King Charles II. By the end of the seventeenth century, the island's population was at 1,063 residents.
New Jersey was given control over Staten Island when it was given the original land grant, which extended to the middle of the Narrows. When New York was formed, it gained control over the waters as far as the low watermark on the Jersey shore. A dispute between the two states lasted for about 200 years until 1833, when both states finally agreed on their borders. New York gained ownership over Staten Island, while New Jersey was given the rights over the water on the west side of the island.
Staten Island, which is what the Staten Island Region is named after, played an important role in the Revolutionary War. Before the British arrived in New York, George Washington spent some time surveying Staten Island. He established a look-out at the Narrows that gave him a warning of the British's arrival. In 1776 General Howe arrived in New York after evacuating Boston with his troops. On July 2nd of the same year, he began landing his troops near the watering-place to make preparations for the approaching army. Eventually, 30,000 troops occupied Staten Island. On July 12th General Howe's brother, Admiral Lord Howe, arrived with his fleet, followed by Generals Henry Clinton and Lord Cornwallis on August 14th. A battle broke out between the English and the British on the island, and the battle was called the Battle of Long Island. In 1776 Admiral Lord Howe attempted to end the war by separating the provisional government from George Washington. He met secretly with Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, and John Adams; however, the meeting failed to bring an end to the war. When the war finally ended, much of the island's more wealthy inhabitants moved to Canada, and their houses were confiscated by New York State and sold.
In 1788 the New York State Legislature divided the island into four towns, which consisted of Castleton, Northfield, Southfield, and Westfield. Middletown was added as a city in 1860. Each town has its own appointed and elected officials. The island's population grew slowly over time, but not well enough. Some of the inhabitants believed that consolidation could be the answer to the problem, but others disagreed. Consolidation was approved by the Legislature in 1897 despite the objections of New York's mayor. Since consolidation, the roads and sewer systems have improved, but the island is still not as advanced as the other nearby boroughs.
The Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast is located in East Marion, New York. Near the inn are multiple bodies of water, including the Long Island Sound, Gardiner’s Bay, Peconic River, and Marion Lake. It is also near several wineries and breweries, state parks, and a railroad museum. It sits on 1 acre of land, is a two-story victorian and federal-style building, and has four different rooms for guests to choose from. Breakfast is offered every morning, and the staff tries to provide a different breakfast every day for the patrons of the inn. The owners of the bed and breakfast try to create a relaxing and renewing atmosphere for their visitors so that they can get a break from their everyday lives. The owners have owned the property for over two decades and are the original owners of the bed and breakfast....Read More
The Harbor Rose is a bed and breakfast that can be found near the edges of the Inner Harbor in Cold Spring Harbor/Huntington, New York. The Harbor Rose currently has three rooms available, with a fourth one on the way in the three-story building. The town has been described as both a historical and "a foodie" town, with the owner mentioning that there are a large number of restaurants that can be found in the vicinity, as well as museums and historical locations. The Harbor Rose is proud of its placement, as it is right near the edge of the water and offers a unique view of the surrounding mountains and bay. They are able to host small events, like birthdays, though they don't have the capacity to do anything more extensive. However, they happily allow guests to rent the building to use for filming and photoshoots....Read More
Fort Place Bed and Breakfast
Located a short distance away from Upper Bay, the Fort Place Bed and Breakfast offers three rooms for guest reservations. The three-story building has one room on each floor, with the first-floor room featuring a king-sized bed and a kitchenette. Both the second and third-floor rooms have a queen-size bed; however, the second-floor room also has a fireplace. Paul, the owner, says that he strives to serve guests by "helping them out if they need anything." This hospitality is often mentioned by guests in reviews of the property. Another main draw for visitors to the bed and breakfast is its proximity to many of the popular tourist attractions in nearby New York City, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, according to Paul. Just down the street is the Staten Island Ferry, which can transport guests close to many of these locations....Read More
Aqua Beach Hotel
The Aqua Beach Hotel is a two-story resort found in Aquebogue, New York, on the north fork of Long Island about two hours from New York City. The property resides on the eastern waterfront and contains a private beach. The hotel is outfitted with 18 rooms available for rent with varying amenities and styles. The establishment is owned by Brent Pelton, who purchased the estate in 2018, and is currently being run by a staff employed by Brent. As the head manager explains, the staff strives to create an atmosphere on-site where customers feel relaxed and calm throughout their stay. The property has received various reviews throughout its time of operation with the quality of service and the private beach being two items that are commonly brought up....Read More
The Victorian Bed and Breakfast is a Victorian-style mansion located in Staten Island, New York. Situated in relatively close proximity to New York City. The owner, Danuta, takes pride in the upkeep and décor of her property, striving to provide visitors with a comfortable experience. A total of four rooms are available for reservation year-round. Every morning, guests are given a breakfast, which is served by the owner herself. The Victorian Bed and Breakfast is known by a number of its patrons for its service, décor, and history....Read More
Chelsea Home is a five-story hotel that can be found in New York City, New York. Located within the Chelsea district, the hotel has a total of 26 rooms available for guests to reserve. The position of the property is in a residential area that has other living arrangements along the same road. The business is partnered with a restaurant called Butler Hospitality, which is able to provide guests with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, however, the meals are not complimentary with the stay. There are a number of locations and attractions that are a short distance from the property, including the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, The Statue of Liberty, and more. The subway system should be capable of taking people to destinations that are too far away to walk if needed....Read More
DeKoven Suites is owned and operated by Susan Lehrer, who has been the original owner of the bed and breakfast part of the business since 1999. Three guestrooms are available for patrons to stay in, all of which contain a private bathroom, Wi-Fi, a TV, and other amenities. Every morning from 8:00 to 11:00 AM, a continental breakfast is available for visitors. Guests can visit the nearby restaurants in the area that are within walking distance of the property for lunch and dinner. Various attractions are additionally located in proximity to DeKoven Suites, including the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Coney Island Beaches, and the Historic Greenwood Cemetery. The busiest season of operation for the property is typically during the spring and fall. Susan mentions that most people come to visit family members that are residing in the area....Read More