Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Even Brooklynites LOVE Staten Island!

Photo by *One* on Flickr (View in St. George)

I came across this forum post on the Brownstoner the other day about a Brooklynite moving to the St George area of Staten Island. The positive comments from both Brooklyn and Staten Island residents was a breath of fresh air and I'm glad to see that Staten Island has been getting the respect it deserves. People fear what they don't know, but as you can see Brooklynites are starting to accept and love Staten Island as well. I genuinely believe Staten Island will have it's moment of glory, and I hope through my blog I can help revitalize the perception of this historical island.

My allergies are acting up right now and my head feels like a ton of bricks, so I'll make this short and sweet. Gentrification in the St. George and surrounding areas have been prevalent over the past few years, making headlines in big blog and media sites such as the NY Times, Curbed, Gothamist, NY Observer and The Real Deal. I don't care for labels that much, but they are calling it "Williamsburg II". With an abundance of affordable homes, BEAUTIFUL Victorian homes, the exclusive Bay Street Landing development, a thriving artist community (you can always see hot local bands at Martini Red or national acts at the St. George Theatre), great restaurants, Richmond County Bank Ballpark...home to the SI Yankees, Borough Hall, the exquisite Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, you really can't go wrong if you choose to live here. Apparently this post wasn't short, but it certainly was sweet!

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