You know you're from Staten Island
when . . .
- You refer to Manhattan as 'the city.’
- You call the ferry 'the boat.’
- You can name all four bridges.
- You’ve gone sledding at LaTourette.
- It takes you a half hour to get to your friend's
house... and they live less than a mile away.
- You have fond memories of the metal box outside
your front door where the milkman put glass bottles of milk
- You know it's Prince's Bay, not Princess Bay.
- You would never swim in the water here.
- You take pride in being from the ' South Shore '
or ' North Shore '
- When we had two colleges, Staten Island
Community and Richmond College
- At least one of your relatives or neighbors
- You remember where EJ Korvettes was.
- Majors department store was a big deal when it
opened in Mariners Harbor.
- You know its The Outerbridge Crossing not the
- You have gotten into arguments with people who
think Long Island is the fifth borough.
- You or someone you know has more than one
matching velour jogging suit in their closet.
- You take fresh mozzarella and prosciutto for
- Every year you went to the New Dorp/Curtis game before
Thanksgiving dinner, even if you didn't go to either school.
- You recall Weisglass Milk and Weisglass Stadium.
- You know the difference between Richmond Road, Richmond Avenue,
and Richmond Terrace.
- You know that 'Mike' or 'Nick' own all the good diners.
- You remember the sound of the SIRT gates going down when a train
- You remember the 'orange' home delivery bread trucks from
- There are now 20 families living in town homes where there used
to be one family living in a cape cod.
- You remember trying not to slip and slide around on the wicker
seats from the old SIRT 'olive colored' trains.
- Your car cannot fit between the driveways of two houses
- You know that we don't have apartment houses, we have Projects.
- You've eaten at the Victory Diner at 3:30 am
- You have fond memories of Bacci, Steinman's, Cosmo's, Al Deppe's,
Demyan's Hofbrau and Tavern On The Green.
- You attended concerts at the old Paramount Theater
- New Dorp Lane was simply referred to as 'The Lane' and Richmond
Avenue was simply 'The Avenue'
- You remember when there were only about four or five traffic
lights along Hylan Blvd from Richmond Avenue all the way to the Conference House.
- You know every back road to the Verrazano.
- You bought most of your books at the Clove Lakes bookstore.
- Remember the Honeycomb at the mall.
- You remember a horrible mid-air collision where one of the
burning airliners fell into Millers Field in New Dorp.
- Goodhue and Tompkinsville pool brings back fond memories.
- You remember Wetsons, Goodys and Jack in the Box
- You remember movies at The Lane, The St. George, The Paramount.
- You know that a chocolate egg cream doesn't actually have any
egg in it.
- You remember the trains above ground before they were put
- It was a nickel to ride the bus with your bus pass.
- You went to the concerts every Wednesday evening in the summer
at Silver Lake.
- You remember a time when the big shopping district was Port Richmond
- You referred to the King's Arms as "the Arms" and called it the
Queen's Legs at least once.
- Pal Joey's "slice of pizza and a coke" was 25 cents
- You know where Travis is.
- When we had lots of bowling alleys on the island.
- You made Al Deppe's chicken dance for a penny.
- You know that we have an Armory and where it is
- You remember when Father Capadano Blvd was simply called Seaside
- You put pennies on the SIRT tracks so the trains would flatten
Shopping at JC Penny's when it was on Forest Avenue.