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Staten Island
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Staten Island is a borough of New York City that is actually closer to New Jersey as the crow flies than it is to the rest of the city. Only the tidal straits known as Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull divide it from New Jersey, but drivers have to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge -- 6,690 feet or 1.267 miles -- to get to Brooklyn.

The neighborhoods of Staten Island are the most suburban in character of the five New York boroughs. Residents of Staten Island sometimes refer to themselves as “the forgotten borough” because of the way they often feel neglected by New York City government.