Staten Island has a long history of habitation, and there are buildings here that stretch back centuries. The Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House, for example, was built in 1662!
You probably don’t live in a pre-Colonial house, but you may live in a house with a long history—and perhaps plumbing that’s a bit, uhm, historical as well. And not in the “history that must be preserved” kind of way. Unless you think your house can be registered as a National Historical Landmark, we strongly recommend you update its “vintage” water piping.