Just about half of what was previously said is true. Not everyone is an idiot, we're home to a highly ranked High School, #1 according to the Post. Sure we have Fresh Kills, the mall, 3 movie theaters, and that's about it. But we have a go-karting place somewhere, and nobody's ever too old for Chuck-E-Cheese's or Fun Station. Not everyone's a guido. Not everyone is a republican. Not everyone is rich. We have projects in almost every area. They just may be better in some. As a mid-islander, most people are middle-class. There are quite affluent families, and a lot of Italians, some descendants of mob bosses do remain. The South shore is more affluent and suburban compared to the North Shore but there is a variety of races in both areas. Yeah we have accents, 4 bridges, 1 train line and accents. But we also have some of the best cars, are getting the largest ferris wheel in the world, and an outlet mall. So Staten Island shouldn't be under estimated or stereotyped even though a lot of the teenagers are stuck-up, racist, wannabe ghetto white kids, there are smart, non-Italian, financially stable people all around the island who aren't guidos. We're Suburban/Urban and I love that there are fantastic cars here that people can freely drive unlike in other boroughs.
I live on Staten Island, am a teenage girl, I don't cake on make up, I'm smart, I own Juicy and Coach items, I love the mall, I'm probably not getting a car until I'm at least half done with college, I'm not White or African-American or Hispanic. I'm mostly mid-island, I have lived on the North Shore and I have family on the South Shore and I can prove that a lot of Staten Island stereotypes are complete and utter crap. But we do have a lot of potholes and assholes are common all over New York City.