from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Rich·mond (rĭchˈmənd)Staten Island A borough of New York City coextensive with Staten Island in New York Bay in southeast New York southwest of Manhattan Island. First visited by Henry Hudson in 1609, the island was permanently settled in the mid-1600s and became part of New York City in 1898. The borough name was officially changed in April 1975, although the island still constitutes the county of Richmond. Population: 477,000.
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- proper n. One of the five boroughs of New York, New York, situated south-southwest of Manhattan.
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- n. a borough of New York City
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To deceive the enemy as to his real intentions, Washington disguised the movement as a thrust against New York through Staten Island to facilitate the entrance of the French fleet into Raritan Bay.
Expressing my love of sports, I sent this note to the Bronx with the hopes that a kid from the West Brighton Projects on Staten Island might actually be picked as a batboy for the best team in town; only to have my heart broken when the response came in the form of a neatly typed letdown.
Beverly air-kisses the stunning man guarding the door against badly dressed invaders from Staten Island and New Jersey.
Whenever bold Celtic arrogance screamed its superiority though taunting, teasing and…GET THIS…mail from other schools my passion for the Purple and Gold was so well known that neighborhood friends attending other high schools on Staten Island passed along Lakers hate letters from Celtic fans at their schools, I stayed unusually quiet while my intensity burned white-hot on the inside.
After striking Livingston, our F-2 tornado tears up trees in the Staten Island neighborhoods of South Beach and Fort Wadsworth directly under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and heads east across the Narrows.
Moving to Staten Island at age nine, another fond childhood memory is when a Bookmobile—a public library on wheels—came into my Park Hill neighborhood.
The twenty-five-minute ride across the Staten Island Ferry felt like hours as the numbness of the moment I experienced finally thawed, resulting in an uncontrollable watershed of emotions the rest of the way home.
A performance artist in the audience, a friend of mine named David Leslie, took offense at my story since he had once fought, in 1988, the future heavyweight champ Riddick Bowe on a crossing of the Staten Island Ferry.
So many recollections of my youth flashed before me: early morning high school sports arguments in the cafeteria over breakfast; Phil Rizzuto birthday wishes to any and everyone over eighty during the WPIX-11 television broadcasts; trips to the old stadium by way of my Staten Island Advance newspaper route in the late 1970s; and how I baffled high school gym teachers and local sportswriters with my extensive knowledge of sports history along the way.
A soot-smeared orange ferry on its way to Staten Island drifts out of its decrepit, oxidizing dock at the Battery.