Learn How the Staten Island Neighborhood of Richmond Got Its Start in 1690 as 'Richmond Town'

Before it became simply "Richmond" in 1728, the Staten Island neighborhood was known as Richmond Town, settled by the Dutch and dating back to 1690, making it one of the oldest areas in New York City. In this video from the Staten Island Advance, watch as Historical Interpreter and Curatorial Assistant Carlotta Defilo walks you through the fascinating history of Richmond, Staten Island.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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