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Staten Island

population: 468,000 (2010 US Census est.) area: 58 square miles

St. George and Historic Preservation District

We will cruise the Upper Bay on the Staten Island Ferry. Arriving in St. George, the island's civic center, we will visit Borough Hall and walk the residential streets of the historic buildings preservation district and Sailor's Snug Harbor

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art can be included in

any Staten Island itinerary.

The Alice Austen House may be included in a Staten Island itinerary.

Brooklyn-Staten Island-Manhattan's Financial District

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Grasmere, Staten Island, St. George, Staten Island, Staten Island Ferry, Manhattan: the Battery, Bowling Green, Charging Bull, Wall Street, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Church, Ground Zero, Surrogate's Court, City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge

This three borough tour requires six hours and begins with a subway trip to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Originally, a community of Scandinavian immigrants; today it is a middle/upper-class community representative of many in Brooklyn.

We will walk to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for photos. Then, boarding a bus, we will cross the bridge for an unforgettable panorama of New York Habor and the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines. Our bus will take us to the Grasmere section of Staten Island for a view of a typical, middle-class community on Staten Island. We board the Staten Island Rapid Transit which takes us to St. George, Staten Island. St. George is the civic center of Staten Island. The Staten Island Ferry provides an unforgettable crossing of New York's Upper Bay, passing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as we approach the Battery. We will then tour Lower Broadway (Battery Park, Bowling Green, “Charging Bull”, Wall Street, Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Church, site of the World Trade Center, City Hall including the Surrogate's Court.