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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
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Staten Island was ok up until the early 90s. Now it has become a cesspool filled with guidos, wiggers, bad drivers and terrible traffic.
Staten Island teens: Yo son lets go to da mall in ma escalade.
by codered620 October 15, 2006
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Very segregated. Very few from the North will venture out to the South and vice versa. The mall acts an an epicenter for the two. The South is mostly White and the North is all the other ethnicity with a few in the middle.

Out of all the places in NY, I feel this is the most racist area I've ever been. Unbearable rude, spoiled, narrow minded, stuck up people. Everyone I've met has the same attitude and manners as Jersey Shore, slightly calmer.

It is a very closed off area, you only see residents on staten island. No one from other boroughs of NY.

Everyone that wants to fit in wear North Face, the black puffy ugly jacket. Parking is good but if you park in front of someone's house they will curse you out. Even though they have a corner house and a double driveway.

South Shore is deserted you will not meet people walking around. If you do, you don't want to be associated with them.

Public transportation is HORRIBLE. A commute to midtown, ny can be almost 2hrs one way!!!
Staten Island:

"I wear North Face, so I'm going to act conceded"

"Don't you dare park your car in front of my house, even though that spot is considered public and I do not own it. Even though it is common elsewhere in NY."

"I'm going to make racist comments to the minorities because they are clearly out numbered by living here."

"How did the bottom of your car get so scratched up?!?"
"That's normal, a pothole is the same size as the tire."
by Sybec February 20, 2012
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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. Everyone own a North Face jacket and has a Nextel. You wave at the weird leg guy when you pass the North Shore, and sometimes he waves back.
Staten Island: Everyone own a North Face jacket and has a Nextel.
by Anonymous647435 April 24, 2006
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The armpit of New York City. Perpetually stuck 20-30 years behind the rest of NYC. Insane drivers, shitty public transportation (at least compared to the rest of the city).

Location of the world's biggest garbage dump. Full of pothead teenagers who somehow can't afford to pay off the tickets on the brand new car mommy and daddy bought 'em. People there tend to have an Italian grandparent who was born in the U.S. but act like everyone in their family's in the Sicilian mob. Has the world's worst drivers: everyone's a roid-raged Jersey Shore wannabe, hopped up on Oxy, or 90 years old.

Half a million people, but about 4 movie theaters and two bookstores.

Basically, take the worst parts of Brooklyn and Jersey and you've got Staten Island.
Maybe not EVERYONE from Staten Island, but face it, if you live there, you know people just like this.
by energo June 30, 2012
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Staten Island, New York. One Of 5 Boroughs Of New York City.
South Shore, West Shore, East Shore, and North Shore. All Shores are Diffrent, West Shore is full of Highways and is Pretty Much isolated, South Shore has a huge Population of Italians. it is also Somewhat isolated. Most Car Accidents do Occur in The South Shore area Of Staten Island, East Shore, The Verazanno Bridge and the Staten Island Express. A Very Busy Area. With Most Residential Area. North Shore, People may say North Shore is filled with minorities. However the St. George area is Busy 24/7 With the Staten Island Ferry. it is a Residential are with majoriy of Low Imcome housing.
by key B April 24, 2008
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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.
by The N-Shore Mic September 10, 2004
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