Ruins Of Staten Island
Owner US Federal Government Established 1788
Purpose Ruin
Status Illegally Inhabited

Staten Island was nearly a ruin before the start of the Second American Civil War. Fallout from the 2006 nuclear explosion in Midtown drove residents out by the tens of thousands, leaving the island first uninhabitable and then abandoned. The destruction of the Verazanno Narrows bridge in 2009 cut off Staten Island from the New York mainland, leaving the only land route on and off the island a solitary bridge to Jersey City. Today, Staten Island has been entirely reclaimed by nature. Little of the attempted reconstruction remains and the ruins of the resettlement zone is a haunted ghost town of ruined buildings and scrub growth. A demolished light house sits on the southwestern end of the island, all that remains of what was once a Ferrymen Safehouse destroyed by artillery fire during the war. Scattered shanty settlements exist across Staten Island, and its largely inaccessible nature — save for by boat — makes it a haven for criminal activity. Without sufficient resources for Law Enforcement, there has been little concentrated effort to clean up the island or its sparse inhabitants.

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Law Enforcement and Access

As of 9/10/19 Staten Island now hosts the presence of the 91st Military Police Battalion. Their operational headquarters is Miller Field. The 91st have formed a checkpoint at the Goethal's Bridge (the sole land-route in and out of Staten Island).

Anyone coming or going from Staten Island will be subjected to a full search and inspection (including dogs trained to detect explosives and drugs).

Loose weapon laws are still in effect across America and armed travelers will not be unduly detailed. However, the MP will ask for a reason for traveling to Staten Island (but not for departures).

This is expected to significantly impact organized crime on the island, forcing them to more heavily utilize the less-patrolled river. However, in the future, additional security on the river may be put in place.

Unless you have a warrant out for your arrest or are otherwise not in the law's good graces, you will not be stopped from traveling. Identification of some kind will be required for transit and record of your travel may be noted.

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