One of the five boroughs of New York City who's south shore is mostly suburbanish while it's North Shore is consdidered urban. Any resident can tell you that the two shores are like diffrent worlds. The South shore and mid-island are heavily republican while the North shore has been said to have more in common with parts of Brooklyn and Queens then it does with the rest of Staten Island. The South shore is mostly white while the North shore is primarily black. While the South shore is filled with mostly middle-upper middle class families living in areas that would be considered suburbs, the North shore is filled with mostly low-income urban areas that are home to mostly blacks and hispanics. The Staten Island Railroad was even called the "Mason-Dixon Line" due to the fact that the overwhelming majority of the borough's minorities live above it on the island's North shore, and due to hate crimes that were being commited in Staten Island's Mid-land and southern areas. Crime is also a problem in most of the neighborhoods that make up the North shore. North Staten Island was giving a zoning law that would allow owners to open stores on it almost tax-free to help boost the economy because of the long time poverty and unemployment that exists on the island's North Shore. While the majority of the neighborhoods on the North Shore are ran-down areas that suffer from crime, poverty, unemployment, AIDS, teenage pregnacy and other things of that nature, the South and Mid-land areas are for the most part nice places to live and to raise a family. The media's reluctance to report things that happen on Staten Island most likely so they don't tarnish it's already fading reputation as a virtually crime-free easy going suburb is probably the exact reason why out-of-towners move in to homes on the North Shore and move out accordinly.
You get the picture.
de MysteryMan 13 août 2004
Manhattan's asshole
People I don't like spotted at the Staten Island mall
People I don't like spotted wearing gold chains
de Mr. LS 10 juillet 2008
A place where there is ALWAYS traffic on the staten island expressway, everyone has an attitude problem, the girls are mostly trash with the exception of a few, mostly everyone lives in connected town houses or condos and thinks their brand new altima's are the hottest thing. They think they are "italian" meanwhile they're "italian-american". I've been to italy and REAL italians are not like Staten Islanders. do yourself a favor if you're ever driving thru staten island KEEP MOVING. The people are garbage! Only if the ppl from staten island couldnt get off that island! ..but luckily enough their TOO POOR too travel anywhere else besides the jersey shore or brooklyn and maybe spring break if they save for months.. so dont worry the rest of the world is safe from them!!
staten island is horrible
de CBruk 26 novembre 2007
The odd man out of the New York City boroughs. Staten Island is west of the Hudson and should be considered part of New Jersey. Kind of like how Marble Hill is on the mainland but is part of Manhattan. Go figure.
Growing up in Yonkers, Staten Island was like the moon: a shithole, no reason to there, feels a lot farther than it actually is, a place you see and hear about but still seems mythical.
de YO Man 11 juillet 2004
Boro that aint gettin respect from other boros and i dont know why. Its just another boro whea people live so its a lil diffrent from ur neighborhood. We jus are who we are we are all italians we're guidos, we're wiggers, we hav accents, we know it, it aint like we chose 2 b born hea lyk u kids from BK n queens din choose 2 b born thea but its who we are deal wit it. its also funny that most people who talk about si being all white are probly from bay ridge which is just as white as si except the arabs up in the 60s n 5th ave
i hav a staten island (statn'eyelin) accent and im dam proud of it
de southside si 21 mars 2005
-the forgotten borough because it dosent desserve to be a borough
-the only republican brough, (shows the stupidity)
-the whittest borough filled with annoying rich mobster asshole italians who feel theryre living in the suburbs because its to stressful in the city
Did you know that staten island is also called SHAOLIN, ha ha ha, funny
de crissant 20 juin 2006
The asshole of the universe. A place where white kids who try act like they are black, but fail miserably. A place where the Wu-Tang Clan resides. A place where the the short 'A' sound is pronounced 'aw' by some people. A place where the only thing to do is hang out at the mall.
Guy: Hey are you from Staten Island?
White Kid from SI: Yeah Yo! This place is Gawd awful son. I am wearin' my Fubu and I's be goin' to the mall lata'.
de Seanzie 13 avril 2004

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