Staten Island Celebrates 350 Years Since Founding

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    It's a birthday for one of New York City's boroughs. Staten Island is marking 350 years since it was founded in 1661.

    That was when 19 European families first settled there.

    The borough is celebrating the big day with an art and music festival at the St. George Ferry Terminal.

    The Empire State Building is lighting up for the occasion, in blue, orange and white.