So why does Staten Island have such a bad reputation among New Yorkers?The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor. Report
I would not necessarily say that Staten Island has a bad reputation among New Yorkers (I mean, its a BOROUGH anyway), but in reality, all us New Yorkers from Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn do not like Staten Island for its distance. For example, I am an eighth grader, and I wanted to go to Staten Island Tech as a high school. However, my parents said, "Are you crazy enough to travel to Staten Island on a FERRY?!?!" I mean, I didn't care about the distance and transportation, but my family did. Regardless, Staten Island is a good place to live at. Its quite and peaceful. However, there is only one train working at Staten Island, and us New Yorkers from the other boroughs feed off of trains when we go to work. No variety of trains= no us. In short, Staten Island is a borough us New Yorkers do not like, yes, but it is crucial for the structure of NYC.
jons11 Jul 28, 2019
Staten Island is a outer borough which lacks good public transportation and the amenities that the other boroughs have. Basically, there is nothing to do there. You have Victory Blvd, Hylan Blvd and Richmond Ave. That’s it. Becoming congested with heavy traffic. Those who can not afford the cost of real estate in the other boroughs settle for Staten Island. Then they realize that they made a big mistake.