Staten Island Yankees launch new season

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Visiting New York and looking for something to do on Staten Island? Give a Staten Island Yankees Game, a go.

The Staten Island Yankees begin the 2012 season today against arch rivals, Brooklyn Cyclones. The baby bombers, as the Yankees are better known, are looking to defend their New York Penn League Championship and work toward their seventh title.

Even if baseball isn’t your bag, the views (stunning vistas of the Manhattan skyline come as standard) and incredible atmosphere (expect dazzling firework displays after 17 of the Yankees 38 home games) is worth the admission fee alone.

But if you’re in the Big Apple and want to learn more about Staten Island without leaving Manhattan, visitors can check out the From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012 exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York (mcny.org) which opens on 18 September 2012. Through maps, photographs, newspapers, government documents and original artifacts, visitors will encounter Staten Island’s historical transformation and its changing roles as a farming center, as a rural retreat, as the site of rapidly residential communities, as a center for industry, and as an increasingly dense urban environment. Visitors will also be able to explore current debates about land preservation, environmental sustainability and redevelopment on the island – including a separate case on the Fresh Kills landfill redevelopment.

For the full low-down on what to see and do on Staten Island, visit: www.visitstatenisland.com/

 

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