🔗 Staten Island, Forgotten Borough .. I wonder how many NYC visitors think they have ‘been to New York’, when in fact they have likely only ‘been to Manhattan’ (riding in from JFK or La Guardia or even Newark aside). That said it is easy to forget the island, even if you do think of Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx - the island would be the last - if at all - on most lists. (Full disclosure - for all the times I have been to NYC, ‘the island’ remains the only Borough I have never been to.)

That all said, it does seem an interesting - if not ‘complicated’ - place with multiple contradictions. Great read.