North Shore, Staten Island

North Shore, Staten Island

North Shore, Staten Island

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The term North Shore is frequently applied to a series of neighborhoods within New York City's borough of Staten Island, USA.


Generally, the North Shore is deemed to include the communities located within ZIP codes 10303, 10302 and 10310 in their entirety, along with all of the area covered by 10301 except Sunnyside, and those parts of 10304, 10305, 10314 that lie north of the Staten Island Expressway. This definition includes Mariners Harbor, Port Richmond, Westerleigh, Meiers Corners, Graniteville, Castleton Corners, West Brighton, New Brighton, St. George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, Clifton, and Rosebank among the North Shore's neighborhoods. The Staten Island Expressway is considered by many to be a southern border.


The North Shore is Staten Island's oldest and most densely populated area. Archeological evidence found along its waterfront tells us that the Leni Lenape (common people) Indian Tribe established a settlement there dating back to 2100 B.C. The first white European contact with Staten Island was recorded in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano. In 1609 Henry Hudson established Dutch trade in the area and named the island Staaten Eylandt after the Staten-Generaal, the Dutch parliament.

Richmond Terrace, running from the Staten Island Ferry to the Goethals Bridge is the oldest established road in Staten Island. Originally an Indian foot path, it was later developed into a road by British soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Historic...
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