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The Staten Island Ferry disaster took place on the morning of November 22nd, 1963. It is considered one of New York’s most horrific maritime disasters and it is said that nearly 400 people went down with the Cornelius G. Kolff ferry boat.

The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation invited more than 200 middle school students from the John W. Lavelle Prep charter School to see the movie Hidden Figures at Atrium Stadium Cinemas on February 7, 2017.

It’s about to be an even better time to live on Staten Island. If only one thing is good about this Island, it’s the food. We’re about to get a whole lot of restaurants and eateries over the course of the next few years. Many of these restaurants will be featured in either the soon-to-be renovated Staten Island Mall or the upcoming Empire Outlets.

Staten Island’s own marine mammal research organization, Gotham Whale, is continuously collecting data on sightings of seals, dolphins, and whales that are returning to the waters around New York City. Each documented sighting is recorded in their database and collected into anecdotal reports, which they turn into real data that can be used to better understand where and when these animals are appearing.

Last week, The New York Wheel team welcomed the arrival of two (of four) of the wheel’s massive pedestals to Staten Island. Construction of the New York Wheel will reach a milestone with the arrival of two additional pedestals at the end of the week, marking the first full structural component featured on the construction site in St. George.

Which Staten Island Pizza Should You Eat?

Staten Island is known for having some of the best pizza in New York City, but sometimes with so much variety, it’s tough to choose between one great restaurant or another. That’s why we put together this fun little quiz, which will give you a suggestion as to which pizza you should be chomping tonight!

Staten Island doesn’t have a lot in common with Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” except for the fact that both islands have a treasure to be found. Only, the treasure that Staten Island boasts, is non-fictional. Some know of it as The Guggenheim Treasure.

Over the last 10 years, the North Shore of Staten Island has seen an almost unprecedented transformation involving growth in several key areas of business and culture that are sure to allure anyone looking to settle down in Staten Island. We spoke to Holly Wiesner Olivieri, to learn a little bit more about why buyers should be excited about Staten Island’s north shore.

Humpback Whale by the Verrazano Bridge

This clip is about two months old at this point, but based on the view count I’m assuming that most of you haven’t seen it. Back in may, YouTube user Holly Bosshard posted this clip of a Humpback Whale breaching with a view of the Verrazano Bridge in the background.

CueTrax at Cue Trax Studios on Bay Street

Cue Trax Studios opened last month at 691L Bay Street, right next door to Dock Street. The space, which some visitors might recognize from Method Man’s “The Meth Lab” video, has been fully outfitted with everything necessary to create the next big artist. The man behind the music is it’s namesake, CueTrax, a Wu Tang Clan affiliate with an impressive resume of his own.