Meet Your Next Favorite Borough: Staten Island

Between its stunning views of Manhattan, wealth of authentic restaurants, and abundance of parks, beaches, and gardens, Staten Island offers a plethora of options to explore.

But, despite the fact that no other borough has experienced more changes in the past 2 decades, Staten Island lacks the reliable transportation options necessary to meet its population, business, and job growth. Through 2011, Staten Island’s growth rate was nearly triple that of Manhattan’s, and the borough has seen a significant increase in the number of private sector businesses.

The result: a 30% increase in the number of Staten Islanders commuting to work within the borough, meaning that reliable means of transportation are needed now more than ever.

Uber in Staten Island is about working together to expand transportation options in the borough that has the fewest ways to get around.

Now, with ETAs lower than ever before, it’s easier to get around and explore the island with Uber. And with deep roots stemming from Italy, Mexico, and Asia, there’s always something new to taste, learn, or experience.

So whether you’re taking the Staten Island Ferry or coming over from Brooklyn, we’ll connect you with some of our favorite places to discover, and show you why nearly half a million New Yorkers call this borough home.

Appreciate Freedom 

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Take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry for fantastic views of lower Manhattan, the Hudson River, and the Statue of Liberty. There’s also a food and drink bar on board, so sit back and enjoy this mini getaway.

Reconsider Your Favorite NY Pizza 

Staten Island boasts a number of places hailed as the best in the city. We sampled Denino’s, and we’ll be going back to see how Joe and Pat’s “Vodka Slice” and Nunzio’s Neapolitan-style pies stack up to other borough favorites.  

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Save room for some authentic Italian treats from Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices & Ice Cream. This iconic Staten Island store has been serving the neighborhood for 85 years. Their signature Créme Ice is a lighter take on ice cream in traditional and unique flavors like Cannoli and Linzer Tart.

Escape to a Secret Garden 

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Snug Harbor is one of those places you go to and can’t believe it exists such a short ride from the concrete walls of Manhattan. Whether you just want to stroll through a maze of blooming flowers, or are in the market for a wedding venue, do yourself a favor and stop to smell the roses at this historic cultural center and botanical garden.

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