STATEN ISLAND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
From St. George to Tottenville, Staten Islanders have been trusting Wittenstein & Wittenstein to handle their personal injury cases for generations. Staten Island Personal Injury Attorneys know Staten Islanders and can help them in their time of need. Whether it’s a car accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall, discrimination or police brutality, Staten Island Personal Injury Attorneys, Wittenstein & Wittenstein will be at your side throughout the entire case. We take cases that other attorneys turn down, and we take on cases they drop. Why not call us first?
Did you know that Staten Island is the wealthiest of all the boroughs of New York City? The median income in Staten Island is over $73,000, beating out Manhattan by about $1,000. Staten Island has 170 parks, making it the greenest of the boroughs, and it is also the most sparsely populated with less than 500 residents. Did you know that riding the ferry has been free since 1997?
Staten Island was formerly the home of the World’s largest landfill, causing a stink that could be smelled for miles away. After it’s closing in 2001, the City began the huge task of converting it into a park, but it won’t be completed until 2036.
Staten Island is also home to some of the City’s most historic buildings. Richmondtown abounds with restored buildings dating from the 17th Century. The Alice Austen house on the North Shore is a treasure, and visitors can enjoy the permanent collection of photographs by this groundbreaking woman photographer.
Staten Island was named after the “Staten Generaal,” the legislature in Holland, as most of the settlers were Dutch. Did you know that in 1993, Staten Island voted to secede from New York City? I bet you know it didn’t actually happen! Rudy Guiliani appeased residents of Staten Island and they called it off.
Staten Island is home to the Jaques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, a treasure trove of artifacts, musical instruments, paintings and other artwork from the region. It holds meditation classes on it’s charming grounds. Did you know that George R. R. Marin, who grew up in New Jersey, used to look out his window and gaze at Staten Island? In a recent interview, he said that the shape of Staten Island was his inspiration for Westeros in the Games of Thrones.