Staten Island is the smallest of the 5 boroughs of New York City, NY. The population is just under 500,000. In places Staten Island has a suburban feel, certainly more so than any other borough. It is connected to the mainland in New Jersey by bridges and to the other boroughs by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Brooklyn and the Staten Island Ferry to lower Manhattan. Photo of The Third County Courthouse (1837) or former Richmond County Courthouse, on the grounds of Historic Richmond Town courtesy of Wikipedia (public domain); U.S. Navy Photo of The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Looking Toward Staten Island from Brooklyn, courtesy of Wikipedia and Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder (public domain).