Staten Island is one of the 5 boroughs of New York City. It is the 3rd largest in geographic size, but least populous by far, with a population of 480,000. It is the least dense borough, and the only one not connected to the subway. As a result, Staten Islanders are more likely to own cars than other New Yorkers. Vinzenz's twin brother, Alexander, relocated to Staten Island with his wife to start a family there.
Todt Hill is a hill on Staten Island, New York, and is the highest natural point in the five boroughs of NYC. It is also one of the most exclusive and most expensive areas of Staten Island. Vinzenz's brother, Alexander and his wife, own a large house in Todt Hill.