Say what you will about Staten Island, but the borough contains the most secluded of natural landscapes in the city: the Greenbelt. The space is 2,800 acres, and is run by the Greenbelt Conservancy and the NYC Parks Department, who have an operating agreement. Recently Thirteen.org documented the area for their City Concealed video, which they're releasing later today. We've got it a little early for you, and you can watch it below.
A fun little bit of history you'll hear about: one man recalls the construction of the Richmond Parkway—the brainchild of Robert Moses, of course—and as they were digging out footings and blasting away rock, a new formation was created. It was eventually called Moses Mountain. The highway has never been built, but it's still on the state maps—and as an unplanned outcome, Robert Moses actually left locals with a nice view!