Urban Design Studio I: Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University


HISTORY

History of the North Shore of Staten Island
Staten Island Waterfront 2012 http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/siwaterfront12/
Stapleton neighborhood history http://www.statenislandhistory.com/stapleton.html
cultural institution and historical archive http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/
Stapleton Speaks, Our Neighborhood Oral History Projecthttp://oralhistory.nypl.org/neighborhoods/stapleton
Sandy Storylines http://www.sandystoryline.com/region/staten-island/
local history blog http://apeshall.blogspot.com/2012/04/stapleton-part-one-remembering-and.html
Silver Lake Park https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/silver-lake-park/history
Fort Wadsworth, Gateway National Recreation Area   https://www.nps.gov/gate/index.htm
Naval Station New York https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Station_New_York. Stapleton pier is currently the station for the fire boat Fire Fighter II and the pier is also still used by the Navy during New York City’s annual Fleet Week celebrations.
Nathaniel Lord Britton and Arthur Hollick’s The Flora of Richmond County
Staten Island Hip Hop, and Stapleton and Park Hill artists in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide, p117-141

Center for an urban Future study looks at change on Staten Island between 1990 and 2010

CURRENT EVENTS

major new sources are Staten Island Advance (newspaper) and SILIVE.COM (online news and blog owned by the newspaper)
economic information http://www.osc.state.ny.us/osdc/sirpt142005.pdf
Future Culture Project of Staten Island Arts and Cornell / DesignTrust 2014 Study
Rezoning / Revitalization of the Bay Street Corridor
http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2016/06/bay-street-rezoning-negotiations-get-underway-102505
URBY Staten Island: New Apartments at the Stapleton Waterfront
infrastructure http://newyorkyimby.com/2015/07/can-staten-islands-infrastructure-keep-up-with-its-development.html
NY Times article about Eric Garner, who died in a police choke hold in Tompkinsvlille

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS (just a start, there are many more)

http://statenislandarts.org/
http://nyc.spacefinder.org/communities/StatendIslandArts
http://www.makerspace.nyc/
http://www.maketheroadny.org/