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  • (Staten Island)

    Located in east central Staten Island near the southern shore, Oakwood is a middle-class neighborhood that primarily consists of one and two family homes and garden apartments. There are also various commercial establishments in the area along Hylan Boulevard. The neighborhood is bordered by Tysens Lane to the north, Great Kills Park to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Kensico Street at Clarke Avenue to the west. Being near the Atlantic Ocean, Oakwood suffered major damage during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Several cemeteries lie in southwest side of the neighborhood, th...

  • (Staten Island)

    While it may be part of New York City, Prince’s Bay, a neighborhood on the South Shore of Staten Island, has the feel of a suburban area. Princess Bay features many upscale family-style houses and several parks with fields for football, baseball, and soccer; children’s playgrounds; running trails; and dog parks. The revitalization of the waterfront has played a huge role in making Prince’s Bay one of the more affluent areas on the South Shore. Prince’s Bay is home to a public elementary and middle school and the South Campus of Staten Island University Hospital. The neighborhood i...

  • (Staten Island)

    Richmondtown, is a neighborhood on Staten Island. Richmondtown has seen much new home construction since the mid-1960s, and ranks as one of the most popular destinations for families seeking to relocate to Staten Island from New York City's other boroughs, especially Brooklyn. The town is also home to one of the ten remaining Volunteer Fire Departments in New York City.

  • (Staten Island)

    St. George is a neighborhood on the northeastern tip of Staten Island. The Staten Island terminal of the Staten Island Ferry is located here, as well as the northern terminus of the Staten Island Railway. St. George is home to Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home of the Staten Island Yankees minor league baseball team.

  • (Staten Island)

    Stapleton is a neighborhood in northeastern Staten Island. Stapleton is one of the older waterfront neighborhoods of the borough, built in the 1830s on land once owned by the Vanderbilt family. It was a long-time commercial center of the island, but has struggled to revive after several decades of neglect following the building in 1964 of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which shifted the commercial development of the island to its interior.

  • (Staten Island)

    Todt Hill stands 412 feet tall, the highest natural point of all the boroughs and the highest elevation on the eastern seaboard south of Maine. With its vast woodlands and wide-open spaces, Todt Hill it is one of the most secluded an expensive enclaves in Staten Island. The name comes from the Dutch word for dead and was thought to refer to the cemetery at the southwestern border near New Dorp. The area is roughly bounded by Todt Hill Road at the west, Richmond Road at the east, and Ocean Hill Terrace at the north. There are no curbs or sidewalks in Todt Hill. Lush lawns, tall trees and...

  • (Staten Island)

    Tottenville is not only the southernmost neighborhood in New York City, it is the southernmost point of New York State. Dutch and English settlers colonized the peninsula at the confluence of Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill, beginning in the 1630s. After the Staten Island Railway reached its terminus here in 1860, a Victorian neighborhood emerged of Second Empire, Italianate and Greek Revival houses, many of which stand in leafy yards today. Historically, this was a bustling town of small industry, oystering and shipbuilding, with a Main Street oozing Americana, coursing through its center. The l...

  • (Staten Island)

    Arden Heights is a name increasingly applied to the western part of Annadale, a neighborhood located on the South Shore of Staten Island, New York, USA. The name "Arden Heights" is found on most maps of New York City. Long noted for being the site of St. Michael's Home For Children, a Roman Catholic orphanage, Arden Heights underwent a serious transformation when Village Greens, New York City's first planned urban development, opened there in 1971.

  • (Staten Island)

    Arrochar is a neighborhood in northeastern Staten Island in New York City in the United States. It is located directly inland of Fort Wadsworth and South Beach, on the east side of Hylan Boulevard south of the Staten Island Expressway; the community of Grasmere borders it on the west. It is today primarily a neighborhood of one- and two-family homes and small businesses. The name \"Arrochar\" comes from the estate of W.W. MacFarland of the clan MacFarland in the 1840s, who named it for his home village of Arrochar in Scotland. At the beginning of the 20th century the neighborhood became a fash...

  • (Staten Island)

    Bulls Head is a neighborhood in west-central Staten Island. The community received its name from an 18th-century tavern located at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Richmond Avenue (the neighborhood's central point), from which a sign bearing a bull's head was displayed. During the American Revolution, this tavern became the local headquarters of the faction loyal to the British crown, or Tories, as they were colloquially known. As recently as the early 1960s, Bulls Head and the surrounding neighborhoods were dominated by farmland. Dramatic change came soon after the Verrazano-Narrows...

  • (Staten Island)

    Castleton Corners (or Four Corners) is an upscale neighborhood of Staten Island. It is in a region of the island often referred as the North Shore. The corner of Victory Boulevard and Manor Road has long been the center of an important commercial district, although its prominence has declined somewhat in recent decades due to the opening of the Staten Island Mall in 1973. The area had largely been built up by the time the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened in November 1964, meaning that Castleton Corners has been relatively unaffected by the dramatic upsurge in population the bridge's opening lar...

  • (Staten Island)

    Charleston is the name of a neighborhood of New York City's borough of Staten Island. It is located on the island's South Shore, with Tottenville to the south, Pleasant Plains to the East, Rossville to the north, and the Arthur Kill to the west. Many locals may still remember Charleston as Kreischerville. With the arrival of Balthasar Kreischer (1813 to 1886), a Bavarian immigrant and founder of the Kreischer Brick Manufactory, the area became known as Kreischerville as his business success imparted growth to the surrounding area. Balthasar Kreischer had three mansions built on Kreischer Hill,...

  • (Staten Island)

    Clifton is a neighborhood in northeastern Staten Island in New York City in the United States. It is an older waterfront neighborhood, facing Upper New York Bay on the east. It is bordered on the north by Stapleton, on the south by Rosebank, on the southwest by Concord, and on the west by Van Duzer Street. In the 1990s, the neighborhood became the center for an immigrant community from Liberia and West Africa around Targee Street. The residences in the neighborhood are mostly one-family houses, but the last decade has seen the development of many attached homes and duplexes.

  • (Staten Island)

    Dongan Hills is a neighborhood located in the borough of Staten Island. It is on the Island's East Shore. Dongan Hills was one of the first Staten Island neighborhoods to witness an upsurge in home construction after World War II, as many small, one-family homes were built there during the 1950s, and the city also built a public housing project in the community; known as the General Berry Houses, it is the southernmost public housing project on Staten Island. Population growth accelerated in the area when the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge linking Staten Island with Brooklyn was opened in November 1...

  • (Staten Island)

    Eltingville is the name of a neighborhood on Staten Island. It is on the island's South Shore, immediately to the south of Great Kills and north of Annadale. The main commercial area of Eltingville extends down Richmond Avenue, with offshoots heading north on Amboy Road and Hylan Boulevard. Beginning in the mid-1960s, Eltingville, like many other Staten Island neighborhoods, was the scene of massive new home construction, replacing the farmland that had predominated.