Staten Island
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Staten Island, New York City 

Other Neighborhoods


The borough of Staten Island comprises of 65 neighborhoods, geographically divided into the North, East, West, and South Shores.

North Shore
Besides St. George, neighborhoods in the North Shore include Tompkinsville, Mariners Harbor, Livingstone, New Brighton, West Brighton, and Silverlake. The neighborhoods here used to be a hive of commercial activities until the Verrazano Bridge shifted some the borough’s commercial activities into the interior. The Snug Harbor Cultural Center is located in New Brighton and is a historical area comprising of 19th century architecture built in various classical European designs.

Tompkinsville Station, Staten Island (New York City)

Tompkinsville Station by Jim Henderson

East Shore
Neighborhoods in the East Shore include Stapleton, South Beach, Midland Beach, Ft. Wadsworth, and Richmond. South Beach and nearby Midland Beach are the main beaches on Staten Island and popular spots for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing - there is a long boardwalk stretching for nearly two miles (3 km). A neighborhood of the same name surrounds Fort Wadsworth, a fort constructed in the 17th century and once guarded the New York Bay and New York City for nearly 200 years.

South Beach, Staten Island (New York City)

South Beach by Markus Lasermann

West Shore
The West Shore includes the neighborhoods of New Springvield, Graniteville, Chelsea, Willowbrook, Bulls Head, and Travis. Travis is a residential neighborhood in the West Shore but sparsely populated and considered as the “Last Frontier” on Staten Island. New Springville rivals St. George as a transportation and commercial hub on Staten Island. It is also the location of the Staten Island Shopping Mall, the only indoor and largest shopping mall on the island with more than 200 retailers here.

South Shore
Neighborhoods in the South Shore include Charleston, Anna Dale, Bay Terrace, Tottenville, Rossville, and Woodrow. The South Shore was once an undeveloped area of Staten Island until the Verrazano Bridge linked the island with the borough of Brooklyn in 1964. Commercial activities in South Shore generally comprises of small businesses. Tottenville is the southern most neighborhood of Staten Island and the location of the southern terminal for the Staten Island Railway.

Tottenville, Staten Island (New York City)

Overlooking Arthur Kill from Tottenville by Jim Henderson


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