We have just "discovered" Staten Island, though we've passed through it on Route 278 for years. The FDR Boardwalk and the stunning Ocean Breezes Fishing Pier are several of our favorite spots. Few New Yorkers realize how much Staten Island has to offer. The boardwalk offers a scenic walk, with wonderful views of the bay, Verrazano bridge and even the rising WTC in the distance. Walking out on the beautifully designed fishing pier and talking to the fisherman there is a real treat! Next trip we'll bring our fishing rods! Don't miss this tranquil spot.