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Places visited in Staten Island, New York
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New York, New York

Marble Hill

Manhattan and the Bronx have been playing tug-of-war over this former island neighborhood for more than a century.
New York, New York

The Sisyphus Stones

Hordes of precariously balanced stone figures crowd the shores of the Hudson River.
New York, New York

Shrine of Saint Frances Cabrini

The mummified relics of an American missionary.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
New York, New York

Shorakkopoch Rock

A large boulder marks the place where the island of Manhattan was purportedly "sold" to the Dutch.
Staten Island, New York

Willowbrook State School

Failed state-supported institution meant to rehabilitate students with intellectual disabilities.
Staten Island, New York

The New York City Farm Colony

The haunting, dilapidated remains of a former poorhouse on Staten Island's Greenbelt.
Staten Island, New York

Historic Richmond Town

A town trapped in time - 1958 to be exact.
Staten Island, New York

Silver Lake Park

Staten Island's original central park is the former home of the city water supply as well as thousands of immigrant graves.
Staten Island, New York

Remains of Fort Wadsworth

Once America's longest-manned military fort, now an abandoned hulk.
Staten Island, New York

Alice Austen House

The pioneering photographer's prints are immortalized inside her childhood home.
Staten Island, New York

New York Chinese Scholar's Garden

This small and serene place for quiet reflection on Staten Island was built in China based on the gardens of the Ming Dynasty.
Staten Island, New York

Fresh Kills Landfill

One-time largest man-made structure in the world will be a park in 30 years.
Staten Island, New York

Sleight Family Graveyard

The final resting place of some of Staten Island's earliest settlers and their descendants.
Staten Island, New York

Tugboat Graveyard

Final resting place of two dozen New York City harbor ships.
Staten Island, New York

Kreischer Mansion

This empty Victorian manse on Staten Island is said to be haunted but is actually a real life crime scene.
Staten Island, New York

Mount Loretto Beach Rock Garden

Eccentric stone cairns built on a public New York City beach.
Staten Island, New York

Conference House

During the American Revolution, this mansion hosted failed peace talks between the British and Americans.
Staten Island, New York

Shrine of the Immaculate Virgin

Devotional offerings and pleas for intercession are left at this Depression-era shrine inside a nature preserve.
Woodstock, New York

Woodstock School of Art Sculpture Garden

A peaceful international sculpture garden in upstate New York.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.