City Promotes Staten Island's 'Little Sri Lanka' as Tourist Destination
TOMPKINSVILLE — The city has launched a campaign to draw tourists to Staten Island's "Little Sri Lanka."
The monthlong feature on the neighborhood, which is a short train ride from the St. George Ferry Terminal, showcases local destinations including the stretch of Sri Lankan restaurants and grocery stores along Victory Boulevard and Bay Street known as "Little Sri Lanka." Eateries like San Rasa and Dosa Garden offer Sri Lankan staples like hoppers, pithu, mutton curry, lentil dosas and more.
The campaign doesn't just focus on food, but also highlights Silver Lake Park and Tompkinsville Park, several arts studios, the Staten Island LGBT Community Center and even the woman-owned, custom tattoo shop Ink Chyx Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery.
The Neighborhood x Neighborhood campaign previously promoted the North Shore of the borough — including St. George — in September.