One of the five boroughs of New York City. Often referred to as "The Forgotten Borough". Aptly named, as there is nothing to do in Staten Island, other than go to the Staten Island mall, or to one of the three movie theaters. Unlike Manhattan or any of the other boroughs, Staten Island is completely divided, the North Shore being the habitat of all African-American, Latinos/Hispanics, Irish, and race and nationality that is not Italian or Russian. The South Shore/Mid-Island is made up primarily of the aforementioned parties.
Speaking as an Irish, North Shore resident, the South Shore is filled with illiterate, close-minded, spoiled children. The "Staten Island" sterotype is completely because of those assholes. Unfortunately, all Caucasian inhabitants of Staten Island are supposed to have a thick Staten Island accent, which is like the retarded child of a New Jersey accent and a Brooklyn accent, tan to an unnatural color, usually orange, and gel the shit out of your hair, if you are a man, or use hairspray like there's a fucking endless supply of it.
The North Shore, however, is known for it's crime, though I would much rather live two blocks from Jersey Street than in Tottenville. This may not come as a shock to some of you, but the KKK has an active chapter located right in Tottenville.
Please, if on a visit to Staten Island, take my advice and get out as quickly as you came. Maybe you can still go to Brooklyn.
Intelligent Staten Islander: Hello, I was wondering if I could ask what time it is?
Guido/Guidette: Ummmmm, n0. I d0nt t4lk to p30pl3 l1ke u.
Intelligent Staten Islander: I'm astounded and scared of the fact that my IQ is slowly decreasing every moment I spend talking to you.
Guido/Guidette: IQ? n0w u g0nna t4lk sh1t?
Intelligent Staten Islander: How did I end up in this cesspool? My God, why have you forsaken me?