A borough of New York city that's connected by the Verrazano through Brooklyn.
Most of the people who live on Staten Island are from Brooklyn and most are Italian. I live on the South Shore and alot of people here do own nice cars and possessions but that doesn't mean they dont work for them. I moved to Staten Island from a predominately Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn and its pretty similiar except things here are a little bit more separated which is a good thing, your not so on top of each other. But I keep hearing the same thing "all Staten Island is is slutty girls, spiky haired boys, tanning, and guidos." This is true for some people but not everyone, some people go tanning but you can't tell me that Staten Island's the only place where people go tanning, boys spike their hair but thats the trend here just like the trends there are in California or wherever. Some girls are slutty but that doesn't have anything to do with where we live it's just the way they are, there are slutty girls everywhere so you can't just blame that on here. And the main thing, Italians. Im Italian, I speak Italian, my family speaks Italian, I know alot about my Italian culture and so do all of the other kids on Staten Island that are Italian. Just because you show your culture doesn't mean you think your better than everyone else or that your showing off. The way we speak is not a Staten Island accent its a New York city accent. Growing up in Brooklyn and Staten Island I have a very heavy accent, it doesn't mean im stupid or incapable of intelligence it means that the place where I live affected the way I speak just like it does in other places like the South. Peoples perceptions of Staten Island are pretty much always negative and thats probably because some of the people who live here give it a negative reputation. Staten Island is actually a great place to live its located where the is more culture than you can imagine, its very populated for a small island but the houses and everything around it is nice, theres parks, boardwalks, museums, shopping and other things for the people here. I wouldnt reccomend coming here on vacation because its a place where there is not much to see but despite peoples opinions Staten Island is part of New York City just as much as Brooklyn,Queens, the Bronx, and the City (Manhatten). I would never move off of Staten Island even as an adult because it has that Brooklyn feel I grew up with with a little bit of the suburbs. If you ask me we got the best of both worlds.
by Ellaa November 04, 2006
One of the five boroughs of New York City who's south shore is mostly suburbanish while it's North Shore is consdidered urban. Any resident can tell you that the two shores are like diffrent worlds. The South shore and mid-island are heavily republican while the North shore has been said to have more in common with parts of Brooklyn and Queens then it does with the rest of Staten Island. The South shore is mostly white while the North shore is primarily black. While the South shore is filled with mostly middle-upper middle class families living in areas that would be considered suburbs, the North shore is filled with mostly low-income urban areas that are home to mostly blacks and hispanics. The Staten Island Railroad was even called the "Mason-Dixon Line" due to the fact that the overwhelming majority of the borough's minorities live above it on the island's North shore, and due to hate crimes that were being commited in Staten Island's Mid-land and southern areas. Crime is also a problem in most of the neighborhoods that make up the North shore. North Staten Island was giving a zoning law that would allow owners to open stores on it almost tax-free to help boost the economy because of the long time poverty and unemployment that exists on the island's North Shore. While the majority of the neighborhoods on the North Shore are ran-down areas that suffer from crime, poverty, unemployment, AIDS, teenage pregnacy and other things of that nature, the South and Mid-land areas are for the most part nice places to live and to raise a family. The media's reluctance to report things that happen on Staten Island most likely so they don't tarnish it's already fading reputation as a virtually crime-free easy going suburb is probably the exact reason why out-of-towners move in to homes on the North Shore and move out accordinly.
You get the picture.
by MysteryMan August 13, 2004
Manhattan's asshole
People I don't like spotted at the Staten Island mall
People I don't like spotted wearing gold chains
by Mr. LS July 10, 2008
A place where there is ALWAYS traffic on the staten island expressway, everyone has an attitude problem, the girls are mostly trash with the exception of a few, mostly everyone lives in connected town houses or condos and thinks their brand new altima's are the hottest thing. They think they are "italian" meanwhile they're "italian-american". I've been to italy and REAL italians are not like Staten Islanders. do yourself a favor if you're ever driving thru staten island KEEP MOVING. The people are garbage! Only if the ppl from staten island couldnt get off that island! ..but luckily enough their TOO POOR too travel anywhere else besides the jersey shore or brooklyn and maybe spring break if they save for months.. so dont worry the rest of the world is safe from them!!
staten island is horrible
by CBruk November 26, 2007
The odd man out of the New York City boroughs. Staten Island is west of the Hudson and should be considered part of New Jersey. Kind of like how Marble Hill is on the mainland but is part of Manhattan. Go figure.
Growing up in Yonkers, Staten Island was like the moon: a shithole, no reason to there, feels a lot farther than it actually is, a place you see and hear about but still seems mythical.
by YO Man July 11, 2004
Boro that aint gettin respect from other boros and i dont know why. Its just another boro whea people live so its a lil diffrent from ur neighborhood. We jus are who we are we are all italians we're guidos, we're wiggers, we hav accents, we know it, it aint like we chose 2 b born hea lyk u kids from BK n queens din choose 2 b born thea but its who we are deal wit it. its also funny that most people who talk about si being all white are probly from bay ridge which is just as white as si except the arabs up in the 60s n 5th ave
i hav a staten island (statn'eyelin) accent and im dam proud of it
by southside si March 21, 2005
-the forgotten borough because it dosent desserve to be a borough
-the only republican brough, (shows the stupidity)
-the whittest borough filled with annoying rich mobster asshole italians who feel theryre living in the suburbs because its to stressful in the city
Did you know that staten island is also called SHAOLIN, ha ha ha, funny
by crissant June 20, 2006
The asshole of the universe. A place where white kids who try act like they are black, but fail miserably. A place where the Wu-Tang Clan resides. A place where the the short 'A' sound is pronounced 'aw' by some people. A place where the only thing to do is hang out at the mall.
Guy: Hey are you from Staten Island?
White Kid from SI: Yeah Yo! This place is Gawd awful son. I am wearin' my Fubu and I's be goin' to the mall lata'.
by Seanzie April 13, 2004

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