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Yo, snobs: Staten Island offers more than a gorgeous view of Manhattan

Many New Yorkers can say they’ve been to Staten Island, but there’s a good chance they didn’t stay long. The free, 25-minute ferry ride, with its sweeping views of New York Harbor, Lady Liberty and Lower Manhattan, is the main draw, and many riders usually hop on the return ferry as soon as they reach St. George terminal. Now, more than ever, there’s reason to stay for a while. The borough’s North Shore — the oldest, most densely populated and ethnically diverse section of the borough — boasts a revitalized waterfront, a strong artistic community and new restaurants. Here’s how to make the most of that ferry ride. Tompkinsville Customers chec ...