Where Staten Island politicos hang out

When you look at the politics of the rest of New York City’s boroughs, all you ever seem to see is a sea of blue. It’s ironic, then, that the geographically leftmost borough is the one that swings furthest right. This diversity of opinion even shows in Staten Island lawmakers’ choice of hangouts.

We asked each of the borough’s electeds about their favorite place to kick back with their peers and constituents, and their answers ranged from swanky fine-dining establishments to sports bars, from catering halls to diners, all over the sprawling island. So next time you find yourself exploring a new part of the borough (or stranded, waiting, praying for a bus) go ahead and poke your head into one of these spots and find out what the local pols have to say.