Staten Island is a coextension with Richmond County and one of the boroughs of New York City. With a population of 476, 143, it is one of the least populated boroughs of the city and third largest in terms of the area of the land.
This island was settled by the Dutch colonists and is home to Lenape natives. It was one of the 12 original counties of New York State and was integrated with the main New York City in 1868. The North Shore is highly regarded as the most urban part of the island, while the West Shore is the industrial part of the island.
The climate largely mirrors the New York state and summers are hot and humid. On the other hand, winters are cold, wet, and cloudy. The precipitation is average with most rainfall occurring during the 31 days period of July-August.
The culture can be best described as inclusive and people from all walks of life reside in Staten Island. The place is slowly emerging in terms of industrialization and giving hints of ideal lifestyle for people.