We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“An eyeful of history just off the ferry”

Borough Hall Staten Island
Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

A few hundred feet from the ferry terminal is Borough Hall, home to local government. The historic building boasts restored murals on its main level which serves as a gallery space for those wishing to learn about the island's history. The large marble atrium is grand and welcoming.

1  Thank jennifer821
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (26)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

17 - 21 of 26 reviews

Reviewed March 13, 2014

It may be strange to think of a local government building as a tourist attraction, but the lobby of the Staten Island Borough Hall has a series of murals painted in the 1930s by Frederick Charles Stahr, a local artist. The murals depict the history of Staten Island, and are worth a stop at the Borough Hall.

1  Thank parksenthusiast
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love this building I think it is the prettiest of all the borough halls. It is directly across the street from the ferry. The art exhibits in the main lobby are a wonder to see and the ceiling one just has to see it. It had a face lift about a year.

1  Thank Jan F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great atmosphere,great food and a really lovely place to spend a few hours.
Grab yourself something yummy and go and sit in the church grounds people watching.

1  Thank SueYHertfordshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Borough Hall is one of the six attractions advertised by www.VisitStatenIsland.com in their leaflet 'Fun awaits you just off the ferry'. We boarded the Staten Island Ferry for free ride from Manhattan and went just across the road outside the St. George ferry terminal to see this great hall which is in fact the office of the borough president.
The building is impressive, but nothing so very special was seen inside, except a hall on ground floor where on the walls you will find 12 or 13 Mural paintings depicting the history of how Staten Island was found in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazano, and ending with Bayonne Bridge Under Construction in 1930s.
It is well advised to see this hall if you have enough time in hand and if you are in Staten Island for any other important purpose; not just for this hall to see it.; although it is free Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.......

2  Thank RajnishPathak
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Borough Hall Staten Island also viewed

 

Been to Borough Hall Staten Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing