Where can you find the highest density of graduate students in New York City? Well, not on Staten Island…

With the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade always earlier than the big parade in the city every year, sometimes it can just slip people’s minds to make it out.

Last June, CBS 2 reporter Elise Finch ran a story asking New Yorkers if Staten Island is turning into the “new Brooklyn” and shedding its reputation of being the “forgotten borough?”

Staten Island’s North Shore will be transformed once the $2-billion St. George Waterfront Redevelopment Project is complete in 2018. Millions of people are expected to visit the new attractions, especially the Empire Outlets and the New York Wheel.

This short video is actually a trailer to a longer, silent video that Jirasiritham presented for a master class project for the Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY. The film, titled “Exploring the Forgotten Borough,” takes the viewer on a bike tour of the North Shore.

“The year is 6939. The first Westinghouse time capsule is mysteriously opened. The overthrow of the human race is upon us.”

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