All About Staten Island: “The Forgotten Borough”

Staten Island is a place many tourists will never visit. The mostly residential borough, Staten Island is also the least populated borough in New York City. However, “the forgotten borough” is worth a trip on the Staten Island Ferry. Once known for having the largest landfill in the world and an unsavory reputation in pop culture, Staten Island has grown into a unique destination. Staten Island has “turned its trash into treasure” by revitalizing the space and turning it into a thriving public park. 

Staten Island is home to over 9,300 acres of parks, making it the borough with the most greenery, as well as a welcomed escape from the concrete jungle of NYC. Just a free ferry ride away from the busy world of Manhattan, Staten Island is home to several cultural attractions, restaurants, parks, and shopping that are worth the trip. 

One of Staten Island’s major attractions is perhaps its most useful; The Staten Island Ferry. The orange three-tiered ferry regularly travels between Staten Island and Manhattan. Used as a commuter vessel, the Staten Island Ferry is also a popular way for tourists to get a free view of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. 

Another one of Staten Island’s key attractions is the National Lighthouse Museum. The popular structures have long been a fascination. The National Lighthouse Museum celebrates the history of lighthouses in America and perseveration. Another maritime themed attraction in Staten Island, The Staten Island Boat Graveyard, is a spooky good time. Not an official attraction, the Staten Island Boat Graveyard is an abandoned scrapyard that houses decommissioned and abandoned ships. 

Along with island and ocean-themed attractions, Staten Island is also home to The Staten Island Museum, which hosts a variety of both permanent and rotating exhibits like a natural science and history exhibit. 

The “greenest” of the boroughs wouldn’t be complete without a botanical garden. The Smithsonian-affiliated Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is an 83-acre property containing a botanical garden, historical buildings, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art. Snug Harbor is home to the famous Chinese Scholar’s Garden-an authentic 15th-century Ming Dynasty style garden and one of two authentic Chinese gardens in the United States. 

Staten Island might be a forgotten borough, but it is home to many unique attractions. While a residential area, Staten Island is worth visiting if you want a break from the city and want to get away from it all. For those in Staten Island who are looking for a break on a new mattress, SleePare can help!

Our Manhattan showroom, located in Chelsea, is where online and brick and mortar stores meet for a shopping experience like you’ve never had before. You might not think New York City is the place to buy a mattress, but SleePare is out to change that. 

SleePare is not your average mattress store. We take mattress shopping to a whole new level. Unlike other mattress stores that only carry a specific brand, SleePare showcases mattress brands usually only found online. 

With the growing popularity of online mattress companies and the bed-in-a-box concept, more shoppers are surfing the web to find their next mattress, instead of visiting their local chain mattress or furniture store. Before making a big purchase like a mattress, shoppers want to test out the product for themselves and know the product before making a commitment to a specific brand. 

That’s where SleePare comes in. SleePare combines the best of both worlds; online and in-store shopping. We have exclusive deals with select online retailers for special coupons for their products. That way, our shoppers can get the best deal on the best mattress, at the best mattress store in Staten Island.

Visit SleePare to try out brands like Nectar, Purple, and Casper before you buy! Our team of sleep experts can help you find the best mattress. New York City can be stressful and overwhelming. Stop by SleePare for a 30 minute nap to take a mattress for a “test run”, and wake up to a fresh cup of coffee.  

Located in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, the SleePare showroom in NYC is the best place in Staten Island, New York, to find the perfect mattress! Whether you know what mattress you’re looking for, or want to try, SleePare can help you find the perfect fit for a great night’s sleep!

There are multiple routes to get from Staten Island to SleePare Midtown depending on your location. Click here for scheduling and more information about the Staten Island Ferry, or visit Google Maps to find the perfect route to your new mattress!