Is Staten Island really an island?
Yes, Staten Island is an island.
The major statue everyone seems to associate with Staten Island is the Statue of Liberty, which is located in the waters between Staten Island, New Jersey and Manhattan. You can see the Statue of Liberty fairly close from a trip on the Staten Island Ferry. Other than that, there are no major famous statues of note on Staten Island.
Staten Island is really an island, so to get there you need to take one of the four bridges or a ferry. There are no tunnels or underground subways that get to Staten Island. The four bridges are: The Outerbridge (to New Jersey, exit 10 on the NJ Turnpike). The Goethals (to New Jersey, exit 13 on the NJ Turnpike). The Bayonne (to New Jersey, Bayonne area). The Verrazano (to Brooklyn, leading into the Belt…