Emerson Hill is the name of a hilly area, and the neighborhood upon which the hill is situated, in Staten Island. A highly affluent community, the roads on Emerson Hill are technically private, and several gates are found at approaches to the enclave; since the gates are seldom closed and are not manned by security personnel, however, it does not officially qualify as a gated community.
Graniteville is the name of a neighborhood in Staten Island. Largely rural well into the 20th century, Graniteville was the scene of a notable fire in March 1942, when an explosion at the Consolidated Fireworks Company on Richmond Avenue claimed the lives of five employees. Residential development in the area burgeoned soon after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened in November 1964, and today Graniteville stands at the north end of a busy commercial strip along Richmond Avenue; this strip, which extends to the vicinity of the Staten Island Mall approximately 4 miles (6 km) away, is the scene o...
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 st...
Grymes Hill is a neighborhood, situated upon a hill by that name, on Staten Island. Grymes Hill is best noted currently for being the home of two institutions of higher learning: Wagner College, and the Staten Island campus of St. John's University. Much of Grymes Hill consists of private homes, but also included are the Grymes Hill Apartments, constructed in the late 1940s by Fred Trump. These are 423 garden apartments along Howard Avenue and Arlo Road.
Livingston is a name sometimes applied to the northeastern portion of West Brighton, a neighborhood located on the North Shore of New York City's borough of Staten Island. The present name of Livingston was coined by officials of the Staten Island Railway who bought the mansion of resident Anson Livingston and then gave that name to a station built near the current intersection of Richmond Terrace and Bard Avenue.
Manor Heights is a neighborhood located in Staten Island, New York. Manor comes from the fact that the neighborhood is adjacent to Manor Road, a major thoroughfare in the North Shore of Staten Island, and Heights due to the area's sudden elevation within its boundaries. The area quickly populated with the rapid growth of Staten Island's population caused by the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge among other factors. The neighborhood consists of relatively small, one-family homes.
Mariners Harbor is a neighborhood located in the northwestern part of Staten Island. The neighborhood is named for its 19th-century harvesting of oysters and other seafood products from the Kill Van Kull, which forms the neighborhood's northern border. Mariners Harbor was home to large shipping and dry dock companies in the first half of the 20th century.
Midland Beach (formerly known as Woodland Beach) is a Staten Island neighborhood. It lies along the east-central coast of the island, in the area known locally as the \"Mid-Island, Staten Island,\" or, according to some, the \"East Shore.\" During the late 19th and early 20th century, Midland Beach was a popular beach resort. Unlike much of Staten Island, Midland Beach is mostly Irish American, and also has a significant Hispanic population. The 1990s began witnessing a large influx of Russian immigrants.
New Brighton, formerly an independent village, is today a neighborhood located on the North Shore of Staten Island. Located within New Brighton is the development of Heartland Village, home of the Staten Island Mall.
Pleasant Plains is a neighborhood located on Staten Island situated on the island's South Shore. It was named by officials of the Staten Island Railroad Corporation, the original owners of what is now known as the MTA Staten Island Railway. When the railroad line was extended to Tottenville in 1860, a station crossing Amboy Road approximately two miles north of Tottenville was named Pleasant Plains. Eventually, the name \"Pleasant Plains\" was applied to the community which soon sprung up around the station. The neighborhood is home to the Mount Loretto Unique Area nature preserve.
Port Richmond is a neighborhood situated on the North Shore of Staten Island. In the 19th century it was an important transportation and industrial center of the island, but this role has vanished nearly completely, leaving a largely blue collar residential area bypassed by the shift of development of the island to its interior after the 1960s. But in recent years many small businesses have opened in the area with the commercial activity shifting inland to Forest Avenue.
Rosebank is a neighborhood in the northeastern part of Staten Island. In recent years the town has experienced an influx of numerous ethnic groups. The age, density and architectural style of Rosebank's housing stock resembles that found in most of the island's North Shore neighborhoods; however, demographically Rosebank has more in common with such East Shore communities as New Dorp. As a result, there is considerable disagreement as into which region of the island Rosebank should be classified.
Rossville is a neighborhood of Staten Island, on the island's South Shore. Poor transportation caused the town's decline until the completion of the West Shore Expressway in 1976. The resulting residential building boom encouraged long time farmers to sell their land to developers which fueled rapid growth in the area, continuing to this day. Although originally mostly farmland, Rossville has become largely suburban in nature - a fact lamented by its original residents, nearly all of whom have since moved away.
Shore Acres is a neighborhood of Staten Island. It is situated along the Upper New York Bay, just north of Fort Wadsworth and south of Rosebank. Shore Acres is distinctive for its secluded atmosphere, in large part provided by abundant shade trees.Along with Randall Manor, it is one of the few upper-class neighborhoods on Staten Island not situated in the series of highlands that begin with Ward Hill in the north and stretch to Lighthouse Hill in the south.
Silver Lake is the name of both a reservoir and an adjacent neighborhood on Staten Island. Located inside Silver Lake Park, the first city park to be established on Staten Island, Silver Lake was created in 1917 when water was brought there from the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County, New York, 119 miles (192 km) away, to fill it. It is home to the Silver Lake golf course.