New Springville

Staten Island

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Situated in the center of Staten Island, New Springville was a sleepy rural community from the time of its founding in 1640 until the mid-1960s, when E.J. Korvette opened a department store on what was once a chicken farm. Less than 10 years later, the Staten Island Mall opened its doors on the grounds of a small airport, transforming New Springville into a retail and commercial center. The addition of a bus terminal in the early 1980s made the town a transportation hub as well. Massive residential growth throughout the 80s drew scores of young married couples to New Springville. New private homes, apartment buildings, and condominium complexes sprung up around the older brick row houses, attracting a mix of professionals and laborers, who were drawn by New Springfield’s affordable housing and easy access to transportation. Bordered by Richmond Ave to the west, Ashworth Ave to the north, Forest Hill Road to the east and Richmond Hill Road to the south, New Springville offers a mix of suburban streets and bustling strip malls. There’s a Trader Joe’s, Pier One Imports, Best Buy as well as numerous pizza parlors, convenience stores and kosher restaurants. Two public elementary schools, P.S. 58 and P.S. 69, and two intermediate school serve the community. It is also home to CUNY College of Staten Island, which sits on 204-acre park-like campus with 14 beautifully renovated neo-Georgian buildings. By Fern Flamberg

Neighborhood Highlights

Buses:

S44
S55
S56
S59
S61
S79 SBS
S89
S91
S94
X17
X31

Rental Prices:

$854 ― $1,360

Sales Prices:

$205,000 ― $326,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

31

Police Precincts:

122

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