Points of Interest

Staten Island has numerous hidden gems. We spotlight locations or upcoming events that families may be interested in checking out or attending.

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Tom Crimmins Realty Presents $1000 To P.S. 53

P.S. 53January 29th, 2019, marked the the beginning of the, first ever, "Tom Crimmins Realty - $1000 School Spirit Giveaway!" It was a social media contest devised by the realty firm to give any school's athletic program on Staten Island (excluding High School and Colleges) an opportunity to win $1000. Tom Crimmins Realty began this contest with two goals in mind - to promote school spirit, and connectivity within the schools, as well as, to promote a sense of community around Staten Island. Judging by the results of the contest, it would be safe to say that their goals were reached. The Facebook and Instagram competition, which could've been found on the company's respective social media pages

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staten island lighthouse

Right in the heart of Staten Island, just minutes away from the Staten Island Mall, lies Lighthouse Hill, a quaint neighborhood full of greenery and large, open houses. Lighthouse Hill lies right between a large array of parks and is only minutes away from both the mall and historic Richmond Town, giving residents a way to experience any range of environments. The hill's name comes from Staten Island Range Lighthouse, also called the Ambrose Channel Range Light, or affectionately called the Staten Island Light. The lighthouse is the rear range lighthouse companion to the West Bank Lighthouse. 

About the lighthouse

A 90-foot tower built in 1912, it sits about 5 miles northwest of its companion, 141 feet above sea level on Lighthouse Hill (also

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Gyms can sometimes be an intimidating place, and there are a plethora of factors that could turn you off from one, whether it be steep prices, bad management or lack of equipment. Gyms are for challenging yourself and building your confidence in your abilities and state of mind, so don't let anything hold you back from being the best version of yourself. Here are seven of the best gymnasiums on Staten Island.


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Transformation Fitness Studio is located at 1403 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314 and was opened by Steve Tanen in 2017. Tanen struggled with childhood obesity, and during his late teen years he decided to change his lifestyle. In 2008 he opened his first studio and this Staten Island location is his new

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Staten Island University Hospital is a specialized teaching hospital located in Staten Island. What began as a one-room infirmary more than 150 years ago has grown to become a 714-bed teaching hospital that spans two campuses, providing a vast array of services in health and wellness. The 17-acre North campus houses Staten Island’s most modern emergency department, a state-of-the-art education center, and a medical arts pavilion. The South campus boasts its own emergency department and offers a range of specialty programs, including geriatric psychiatry, behavioral health and substance abuse services. SIUH is one of three hospitals in Staten Island and the only one that has an Emergency Medicine Residency.


Founded in 1861

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 Sitting just a few hundred feet from the ocean lies a humongous building covered in glass and raised on stilts to allow for covered parking. This is the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, possibly the largest building on Staten Island and one of the premier running tracks of the region.

What is it?

The Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex is a 135,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor track and field facility in Ocean Breeze Park, Staten Island. This $93 million athletic complex was funded by the City's PlaNYC initiative, with construction managed in coordination with the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC). The facility will become a premier destination for athletic events, drawing competitors from around the region. 

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Saint Joseph Hill Academy is an all-girls private high school operated by the Daughters of Divine Charity, located in the  Arrochar neighborhood on Staten Island, under the address 850 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305. 

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The school was established back in March 1919, when Mr.William Knauth's fourteen-acre estate was purchased by Reverend Mother M.Kostka BauerThe Daughters of Divine Charity began to host tutoring classes there and eventually the establishment grew to become the Saint Joseph Hill Academy. The school was recognized by and received full accreditation from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1938. 

On August 26, 1956, the initial ceremony for the construction of the  present day building

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Staten Island Technical High School

Staten Island Technical High School, commonly called Staten Island Tech or SITHS, was founded in 1988. Located in Staten Island, New York City, the school is operated by the New York City Department of Education. In 2005, Staten Island Tech became the only Specialized High School in Staten Island. It consistently ranks among the best schools in New York City in graduation rate, Regents test scores, and attendance. In 2012, SITHS was ranked #1 on the New York Post's list of the city's best high schools, #77 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report's list of Best High Schools, and #23 on their list of the nation's top schools in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).


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Notre Dame Academy is a private Catholic Girls' school in Staten Island and is located on 134 Howard Avenue. As a private school, Notre Dame isn't owned by the Archdiocese, but they maintain a close affiliation with the Archdiocese. Notre Dame Academy is located on a 13-acre campus on Grymes Hill, consisting of an elementary school (Pre-K3 - 8) and high school (9-12), Notre Dame has about 700 students. While providing an education in the Catholic tradition, Notre Dame Academy is open to girls of all faiths.


Notre Dame Academy was founded in 1903 when Mr. William Miller-Jones traveled to Montreal to seek the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame and asked them to come to Staten Island to open up an independent school. After his

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The Miller Field Hangar

Before its military days, Miller Field was home to one of the most prominent American families of the 19th century. In 1836, Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt began purchasing farmland in New Dorp and owned most of what became Miller Field by 1843. The farmland was inherited by his son William, who transferred this property to his son, George Washington Vanderbilt in 1885. By 1906, he moved the 24 room "White House" to the center of the farm. George Washington Vanderbilt's claim to fame is for building Biltmore in North Carolina. Biltmore is still today, the largest home in America. The "White House" was a periodic home to him until his death in 1914. Vanderbilt's heirs sold the property to the federal government in

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What is the ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet (or keto for short) is primarily based on a low carbohydrate (or carb), mid protein, and high fats intake. This may be a surprise since most people think "eating fats make you fat," which is utterly false. The fact is that eating fat isn't fattening. Our bodies need fats for energy, cell growth, hormone regulation, and absorbing nutrients. Your body definitely needs fats. 

The combination of low carbs, mid proteins, and high fats puts the body in a state of ketosis. When the body reaches a state of ketosis, the liver produces ketones which become the main source of energy for the body. When someone eats something high in carbs such as a big bowl of pasta, the body makes glucose and insulin.


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