Glitters Island Natural Disasters

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Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Now it is so hard to believe that once Staten Island was a dump, which closed in 2001. Now, this inhabited locality is developing very fast. Life there is quiet and nice, compared to other districts of New York, seems like less populated and more like a suburb. Staten Island may be the most dangerous place to live on the East Coast of the United States. That is the conclusion that many meteorologists, geologists and inhabitants of the borough came to after Hurricane Sandy. The future of Staten Island after the disaster is under concern, if you carefully explore the centuries-old history of the island, it becomes absolutely clear that natural disasters will occur here always.
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All people are mostly scared about making a wrong choice of where to purchase a new home, because they would have to live there with family and kids. The reason is that they are looking for a safe neighborhood; a place where they will feel safe after coming home from work. People looking for a place that will be quiet and nice, with parks and playgrounds for kids, place that have good transportation and doesn’t have traffics for hours on the way home. Place that will be affordable and comfortable, with the beauty of nature. It is impossible to say that each neighborhood of the island can be described like that, but mostly Staten Island is could be described as a great place to live with a whole family. Staten Island is private sector; there are almost no apartment buildings. There, people are more prosperous, mostly the one that have lived in apartments in Brooklyn, for example, and then bought their own home in Staten Island. This is a typical America that people see in the movies about small towns. It's a great…show more content…
Between 1990 and 2010, the number of housing units on Staten Island increased by 26 percent, a far larger increase than any other borough. Many Staten Islanders frown upon this burst of housing activity since adequate planning or infrastructure investment did not accompany it. Despite all this, however, one of the greatest legacies of the past two decades on Staten Island has been a dramatic increase in housing prices, suggesting that the supply of housing has not kept pace with demand. Median home prices on Staten Island increased more than 120 percent from 2000 to 2009. The share of homeowners paying more than 35 percent of their income in homeowner costs increased from 18 percent in 1990 to 33 percent in 2009. Similarly, the percentage of Staten Islanders paying more than 35 percent of their income in rent increased from 30 percent in 1990 to 45 percent in 2009 (Staten Island Economic Development
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