Life This Way on Bay

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.

TWOB recently sat down with the real estate professionals at M. Donato & Company Realty and came up with some great selling points for Staten Island. If you’re one of those renters who is hesitant to cross the Verrazano, perhaps one or all of these reasons will help change your mind.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday countdown has officially begun. Whether you’re awaiting a visit from Santa or patiently waiting to light your menorah and kinara, there are plenty of holiday happenings to hold you over throughout December.

Staten Island Railroad

The Staten Island Railroad is just one of the many staples that we have in this borough of New York City.

Professionals at the Family Justice Center are committed to helping victims of domestic violence in Staten Island. Located at 126 Stuyvesant Place in St. George, the center is a safe haven where people can begin to heal after the damage of traumatic experiences.

Thanksgiving is arguably one of the best holidays. It’s hard to compete with a day that’s solely dedicated to eating delicious seasonal food for hours on end. However, some of us like to kick off our celebrations a day earlier by partaking in Thanksgiving Eve festivities.

In the wake of the election results, commuters boarded the Staten Island Ferry in what is newly referred to as Trump’s America. It is here that The New York Times reached out to the emphatic passengers for comment, highlighting the divide that the election has created among Staten Island residents due to the tumultuous presidential campaign of 2016.

EPS Contracting - Staten Island - Pavilion on the Terrace

If you’ve ever taken a drive or a stroll down Richmond Terrace on Staten Island, you may have gone by The Pavilion on the Terrace, which has been closed for quite some time. The building was first constructed as a residence in the year 1835 and then in 1965 started operating as a banquet hall until its eventual close in 2005. Since its closure, this historical treasure has been sitting and waiting for new life and that new life has come.

While costs seem to be going up all over, it seems the ferry being free to ride is one of the few things you can rely on.

Staten Island Ferry Timelapse - Don Arangio

Don Arangio, a native of St. George, made this short and interesting video as “the next best thing” for those of you who “can’t ride the ferry today”