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I have told my wife about you. She gets a kick out of someone not from Staten Island loving it and wanting to move there. It is a very homogenous place, and generally people are just born there and stay there. Not many transplant.
She is from Eltingville.
We were out there the other night having dinner at La Strada in New Dorp.
There are homeless guys in Eltingville. Eltingville. On the South Shore. Pushing shopping carts and picking through people's trash.
There was a drug related hostage situation not long before Covid in Great Kills.
Even Staten Island is getting it. My MIL and FIL may winter with us this year in Florida to get away from it.
Really it’s just my love of NYC, Staten Island includes but also it’s an easy commute to where I work.
I mostly spent time around Forrest ave the border of West New Briton area. Plenty of times hanging out at that cool German beer garden on either Castleton or Forrest ave. My ex lived or lives (have no idea any more) on N Burgher down the hill from where the library and Church is. That area isn’t that great but you go up a block or two like we would and it was nice.
I agree that the people there are as you mentioned. There have been threads about the moron who tried to fight me and the appeal is not so much the people but the atmosphere of the place. I pretty much keep to myself, always in and out of libraries, playing music and so on I just love a place that keeps moving and no sleep.