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Encyclopedia > Richmond Valley, Staten Island

Richmond Valley is the name of a neighborhood located on the South Shore of Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City, the largest city in the United States. The South Shore is a geographical term applied to the area of Staten Island, New York, USA south and east of the islands ridge of hills (and Richmond Creek and Fresh Kills south of Historic Richmond Town) along the waterfront and adjacent areas from the Narrows to the mouth... For other uses, see Staten Island (disambiguation) Staten Island, shown in an enhanced satellite image Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor. ... City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ...


Once considered part of Tottenville, Richmond Valley gained a separate identity when a station on the Staten Island Railway by that name was opened soon after the railroad was extended to Tottenville in 1860. Today the neighborhood is noted chiefly for being the site of the terminus, on the Staten Island side, of the Outerbridge Crossing, which connects the island to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, across the Arthur Kill, and its most identifiable point of interest besides the bridge is the Gateway Cathedral, an independent, fundamentalist Christian church, built in 1993. The neighborhood of Tottenville in Staten Island is shown highlighted in orange Tottenville, area approx. ... Staten Island Railway (SIR) or Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) is a rapid transit line operating in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City, USA. It began, like the BMT lines to Coney Island, as a typical railway, but it now uses subway cars (R44). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Perth Amboy is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... The Arthur Kill, seen from Staten Island, with Carteret, New Jersey in the background. ... Fundamentalism is a movement to maintain strict adherence to founding principles. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


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Staten Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2776 words)
Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor.
Staten Island is separated from Long Island by the Narrows and from mainland New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull.
The island was probably abandoned later, possibly because of the extinction of large mammals on the island.
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