Reflection on the boat of Staten Island. Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York and one of the biggest tourist
Contributor:Sergi Reboredo / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:5120 x 3401 px | 43.3 x 28.8 cm | 17.1 x 11.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:27 February 2014
Reflection on the boat of Staten Island. Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York and one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city, thanks to a ferry that connects the island of Manhattan to Staten Island. The boat ride , free and about 30 minutes away, offers a direct view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the lower part of the Big Apple . Staten Island is part of the City of New York since 1898. The population of the island ( which is considered the most conservative district ) has tried several times since independence in the 1980s because the people felt marginalized and underrepresented in municipal government . The most serious attempt came in 1993 , when the city was ruled by Mayor David Dinkins . Staten Island held a referendum for independence from New York. 65% of the population voted for separation, which was finally knocked down by the State Assembly of New York, without reaching a vote in the chamber.