Staten Island fairly


Visiting Staten Island is a secret NY journey you must experience to appreciate the city. For one, it starts with a free cruise through the sparkling blue waters of New York Bay, a body of water rivaled only by the Caribbean in beauty.

Once on Staten Island, however, it’s best to keep your wits about you. For example, beware the vicious man-eating parakeets.


But if you look hard enough, you’ll find houses you’d never see on Manhattan.


Or magical cottages seen only in fairy tales.


I think I wandered back a hundred years but eventually I found my way back to the ferry.


And on the way home, I got the world’s best view of New York. Smiling tourists included.

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