The coronavirus caught many Staten Islanders unprepared physically and financially. Savings and investments are being wiped out, while years of unhealthy eating have left many vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Back in the early1800s, the state of New York established a marine hospital on Staten Island which was used to quarantine passengers showing signs of illness as they entered New York harbor. Residents opposed “the Quarantine” from the start. By 1858, they had had enough.
On Thursday, September 19th at 8pm, SNL’s Colin Jost & Michael Che will be performing at the St. George Theater to benefit the Staten Island Museum.