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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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