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.
by SIer January 25, 2013
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The forgotten Borough where you've gotten into arguments with people who think Long Island is the fifth borough. You refer to Manhattan as 'the city'. You call the ferry "the boat". You can name all four bridges. Denino's Pizza and Ralph's Ices are the best summertime treats ---and you will wait on line for 45 minutes just for a vanilla chip ice! You've gone sledding at Latourette. There is only one mall... and it's called 'the mall.' It takes you a half hour to get to your friend's house... and they live less than a mile away. You know it's Prince's Bay, not Princess Bay. You would never swim in the water here. At least one of your relatives is fluent in Italian.
You or someone you know has more than one matching velour sweat suits in their closet. You can smell the dump from your house but you're so used to the smell that you don't notice it anymore. You've gotten into a screaming match over a parking spot. Someone you know has a lifetime membership to Tanning Loft. Everyone you know claims to be 'connected.' You've hung out in a parking lot. You know the difference between Richmond Rd., Richmond Ave., and Richmond Terrace. You know that 'Mike' owns all the good diners. You refer to every highway on the island as 'The Expressway.' You've been cut off by a souped up Honda Accord with earth shaking bass playing. You have chased someone for cutting you off just to give them the finger. A development of townhouses has recently sprung up in your neighborhood. The shocks in your car are shot because you hit pot holes every 2 feet. You have the need to look at the people in the car next to you when stopped at a red light to see if it someone you know. You know never to walk on South Beaches sand with out Shoes. You've seen Method Man in the Mall at least once. The Monastery and Sea View aren't scary, just another place to drink. You own a North Face jacket. Everybody and their mother has a Nextel. You wave at the weird leg guy when you pass the North Shore, and sometimes he waves back.
In Staten Island even the guys get their eyebrows waxed.
by Maddz April 03, 2006
1) Receptical of New York City's garbage (paper, plastic and human)
2) A place where the makeup is thick and the accents are thicker.
3) Where Italian people go to die
4) The forgotten borough of New York City
The five broughs of New York City are Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and...and...and...Oh yeah, Staten Island.
by Anonymous November 09, 2003
The forgotten borough
Steve: Isn't Harlem a borough?
Justin: No, staten island is.
Steve: What's staten island?
by Justin December 24, 2004
A place where everybody from Brooklyn moves to.
by Anonymous September 30, 2003
Staten Island the fifth borough of nyc, its 13 miles long with almost 1/2 a million residents. Staten Island hosts one of the largest landfills in the world which is roughly 2200 acres in size. The entire shoreline is polluted and the Island is plauged with traffic and congestion.

Manhatten and Brooklyn are extreemly close to Staten as well as Jersey City so its difficult to get bored if you live here. The south shore and north shore differ in that the north shore is more urbanized then the south.

A lot of Staten Island residents have a heavy accent, when the Verrazano bridge went up many families from Brooklyn flooded the island. Access to the rest of the city is unique in that the train line ends in St George and you board a ferry boat that takes you to Manhatten. As you pass the statue of liberty and approach the city the view is awesome.

Staten Island is home of Wu.

Staten Island: Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Bulls Head, Castleton Corners, Clifton, Concord, Dongan Hills, Elm Park, Eltingville, Emerson Hill, Grant City, Grasmere, Great Kills, Greenridge, Grymes Hill, Huguenot, Mariners Harbor, Midland Beach, New Brighton, New Dorp, New Springville, Oakwood, Park Hill, Pleasant Plains, Port Richmond, Prince's Bay, Richmondtown, Rosebank, Rossville, South Beach, St. George, Stapleton, Todt Hill, Tompkinsville, Tottenville, Travis, Westerleigh, West New Brighton, Willowbrook.
sucker#1: y0 everyone from Staten Island hang out at the mall!
Sucker#2: Staten Island sucks cause it only got one trainline, whats up with that?
Sucker#3: Everyone from Staten Island is a punk wigger or gangster, but I never been there.
by cz1 October 12, 2007
A borough of NYC.

Brooklyn with parking.

A place where, it seems, the majority of people (at least the ones who care to contribute to this website) cannot spell.

A place where I've lived most of my life(and my parents too), while I still manage to be educated, gainfully employed, accentless and of normal skin tone. There are a lot of us.
"Where are you from?"
"Staten Island"
"Wow, you don't sound like it.'
by FranG April 12, 2007
Most southern part of New York State.

An island demographically cut in half. The North shore made up of Black, Latin, and Irish familes of poorer stature who work labor or civil jobs and home of all the boroughs project developments, then the south shore predominatly Italian and some Russian families, mainly business owners with lots of wealth and big houses. I just love the kids with their chirp phones and cars with spinners that daddy baught em who try so hard to act like they're black but at the same time are the most racist people in New York. If your coming to Staten Island, live up North with me..lot better up here.
"Them kids from the other side Shaolin what"
by The N-Shore Mic September 10, 2004

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