Grant City

Staten Island

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Grant City is the name of a neighborhood located on the East Shore of Staten Island. Originally known as Frenchtown, the community was renamed in honor of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant soon after the conflict began, despite the fact that the war itself was so unpopular on Staten Island that the island was the scene of anti-draft riots in July 1863. Many of the streets are named after historical figures such as Lincoln Ave (after President Abraham Lincoln) and Greeley Ave (after newspaper editor Horace Greeley). Many other streets were originally named after historical figures but those streets have been renamed. Many small, one-family homes were built in Grant City in the 1950s, with a stronger growth spurt occurring after the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in November 1964 made access to the island from Brooklyn much easier.

Neighborhood Highlights

Buses:

S51
S74
S76
S78
S79 SBS
S81
S84
S86
X1
X2
X3
X9
X15

Rental Prices:

$679 ― $1,545

Sales Prices:

$163,000 ― $371,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

31

Police Precincts:

122

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