STATEN ISLAND — A local councilwoman has started an online campaign to share the sights of the North Shore with the rest of the world.
Councilwoman Debi Rose has called on residents and visitors to Staten Island's North Shore to snap pictures of spots around the neighborhoods and post them on Twitter and Instagram with the tag #NorthShoreSI.
"We have a lot of history and a lot change going on here on the North Shore, and it’s only going to get more interesting," Rose said. "It’s time our friends, family and social media followers around the world see all that this corner of Staten Island has to offer."
From the views of the Manhattan skyline to Clove Lakes Parks, Rose said the area has plenty for local photographs to capture, and hopes the shots will showcase life on the North Shore to the rest of the world.
To help get the photos out, Rose created a North Shore Staten Island Instagram page which will share some of the photos snapped by people on the streets. She will also retweet some on her own Twitter page.
Rose isn't the only politician using social media to try to bolster some local pride in Staten Islanders. Earlier this month, Borough President James Oddo launched a the #siselfie campaign asking residents and visitors to snap selfies and their favorite spot in the borough and post them online.