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What historical trends shaped the landscape of Staten Island, including the home you live in right now? From colonial to ranch-style to art deco, we go into our own architecture here in Staten Island in this interview broadcast live via Facebook!

Every day, the buildings you take for granted actually conceal an interesting history. We start when the island was first settled in the 1600's by the Dutch, and the abundance of Dutch colonials we still see today inspired by our Dutch history. We also see our Dutch history in our names, like Arthur Kill and Great Kills- "Kill" meaning river in Dutch!

The major driving factor of change in Staten Island has been The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. This shaped the borough in a major way by urbanizing it. During

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Staten Island was once a very different place than it is today. So many of the things we take for granted about our way of life were not always this way. In this live video segment, we tackle the Top Ten events that changed Staten Island forever.

Correspondent Hannah Jay and Broker/Co-Owner Anthony Licciardello run the gamut through more than three centuries taking us into the modern day. Who were the first European settlers on Staten Island? How much did Staten Island cost to purchase from the Lenape tribe? And, how did people get to the island before the first bridge was built in 1928? What was the main event that changed the infrastructure, demographics, and culture of Staten Island in such a short time?

But many of these events are

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