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New York City Travel Guide

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Staten Island

Legally part of New York City since 1898, Staten Island is in many ways a world apart. The "Forgotten Borough," as some locals refer to it, is geographically more separate, less populous, politically more conservative, and ethnically more homogeneous than the rest of the city.

Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in October 2012 and Staten Island was among the hardest hit areas.

Many residential properties and small neighborhood businesses were severely damaged, but all of the cultural and destination points remained fairly unharmed. Rebuilding is ongoing, but gradual and it's expected that restoration efforts will continue over the next few years.

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