Being a Staten Islander sucks nowadays
by, 21st April 2011 at 06:16 PM (530 Views)
Especially if you know that your home-borough has so much cool features that it would take you a series of books to get all of it down on paper.
With shows like the Jersey Shore and now Mob Wives, I really feel so angry and disappointed that people see us as a guido-filled trashy dump. It's partly true but only for like half the island. The other half is nice, diverse ethnically, beautiful, historic, iconic, friendly and basically another world. The architecture is insanely diverse, we have such nice scenery and such interesting history. You never hear about Staten Island being home to Shinji Zindel, one of the few people who made the first telephones, one of the highest points on the eastern seaboard, home of Vanderbilt's architecture and tomb, the largest neoclassical architecture collection in America, and so much more that can only be discovered by actually going there and talking to locals and reading signs.
It's just so pitiful.
Oh and if you're only into modern culture, the War of the Worlds was filmed here and Madonna did her "Papa Don't Preach" video here too and Christina Aguilera was born here but of cooourse they don't tell you where on the island she was born.
Honestly! FUCK MTV, FUCK VIACOM AND FUCK CURRENT POP CULTURE WITH THAT SHITFACE SNOOKIE.
Disclaimer: I'm not anti-New Jersey btw. I love New Jersey and really hate that it's thought of as the armpit of America even though it's a really beautiful and diverse place both culturally and geographically. The beaches are beautiful, like Long Beach Island. The mountains are so scenic and it's just so underrated. I wish SIers and NJers would stop fighting and I wish America would stop making fun of SI and NJ because we both have wonderful things to offer. I'd even say NJ is one of the best states to live in, if it weren't for those damn property taxes X_X
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