3. Decker Farm

Staten Island, like the rest of New York City, was largely a farming community during the Dutch settlement period. Farms were a common sight in the borough until the 1950s and ‘60s, but they gradually disappeared due to the land rush following the construction of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. But even amongst all of this change, the eleven-acre Decker Farm continued to operate until 1999. Decker Farm is currently open to visitors who want to tour the farm and take part in their pumpkin picking event happening every weekend through the month of October.