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This past September, we let you know about the first annual Cypher Fest, a celebration of creativity and art on Staten Island. The event was orchestrated by The NYC Arts Cypher, a fixture along the Bay Street corridor. In the clip embedded in this post, stills and video illustrate how much of the art for the festival was created and in some cases even bring viewers behind the scenes look at the works in various stages of completion.

Starting this Sunday, October 16th, marks the debut of a new series of talks at the famed Alice Austin House Museum on Staten Island.

A trio of cultural events grace the shores of Staten Island in the next two weeks, and we recommed that you check them all out!

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!

It’s fall, and that means there’s a new Fall 2016 edition of This Way on Bay for your reading pleasure. We’ve distributed the first batch across the north shore of Staten island at some easy to find locations. Below, you can see a map of all of the locations currently carrying our newsletter.

We’ve all heard the rumors growing up. Some of us may have even gone on group excursions to check them out. I’m talking about those supposedly haunted Staten Island locations that dare to scare and cause the curious to become brave.

This Saturday marks the 9th Annual Westerleigh Folk Festival, Staten Island’s Original Roots Music Festival at Westerleigh Park.

This Saturday, September 17th, the Staten Island Museum, located on the grounds of Snug Harbor, will host the 66th Annual Fence Show and MCCE Open Air Music Festival.

Staten Island Under Water

When the ocean moves into populated areas, it takes liberties with the man-made structures in its way. Unfortunately, there are many Staten Islanders who have experienced this fist hand in 2012’s Superstorm Sandy.

Podcasting has become a big deal in the past few years. Yeah, it’s still something that you can do from your bedroom. But similar to how anyone can have their own website, the best ones are still of a higher quality and consistently provide us with interesting content. You might not even realize that some of these great shows are produced right in your own backyard. So, with that in mind, here are 10 local podcasts (in no particular order) that all Staten Islanders should be checking out.

This Saturday, September 10th from 2pm to 8pm, NYC Arts Cypher is hosting “Cypher Fest.” This first annual art festival consists of both international and local artists working towards a common goal, beautifying the neighborhood. This first annual fest boasts the talents of world-renowned street artists such as Jorit Agoch, Crisp, & Sipros

The College of Staten Island Observatory is located on the College of Staten Island Campus. Go take a gander, you’ll see things you’ve never seen before. The observatory is open to the general public and college community approximately once per week during the Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions and on special celestial events. There is no charge but donations are always appreciated.

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”

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is located in the Staten Island town of Tompkinsville. It is a preserved home of two of the most influential men of the 19th century. During the years of 1851 – 1853 Giuseppe Garibaldi and Antonio Meucci co-habitated in this Gothic Revival Cottage.

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.

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