If non-New Yorkers know anything about Staten Island, it usually involves its storied ferry service from Manhattan or wisecracks made about it on "The Sopranos." Lush vineyards don't usually figure into the equation.
Now, however, the enclave across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge from the Big Apple proper is about to make a change.
With a little help from its Italian sister city, the borough often remembered for its former landfill is preparing to open the only large-scale and educational vineyard in New York City. And its creators are looking forward to producing their very own nectar of the gods -- the Super Staten Island Red.
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