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Encyclopedia > St. George, Staten Island
Overlooking the harbor from beside Borough Hall
Overlooking the harbor from beside Borough Hall

St. George is a neighborhood located at the northeastern tip of Staten Island in New York City, USA, at the location where the Kill Van Kull enters Upper New York Bay. It is the most densely developed neighborhood on Staten Island, and the location of the administrative center for the borough and for Richmond County. It has a large percentage of Irish Americans. It is also the site of the Staten Island terminal of the Staten Island Ferry, as well as the northern terminus of the Staten Island Railway. It is bordered on the south by the neighborhood of Tompkinsville and on the west by the neighborhood of New Brighton. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York and abbreviated NYC) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... The Kill Van Kull is a tidal strait approximately 3 miles long and 1000 feet wide separating Staten Island and Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. The name kill comes from an old Dutch word for water channel It connects Newark Bay with Upper New York Bay. ... Upper New York Bay, sometimes called Upper New York Harbor or the Upper Bay, is the northern area of New York Harbor inside the Narrows. ... Pronounced Burrow, or Bo-raw. ... 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. ... Lower Mahattan skyline from the deck of the Ferry, 2003 The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry operated by the New York City Department of Transportation between Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan near Battery Park (South Ferry) and St. ... 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). ... Tompkinsville is a neighborhood in northeastern Staten Island in New York City in the United States. ... New Brighton is a neighborhood, formerly an independent village, located on the North Shore of Staten Island in New York City, USA. The neighborhood comprises an older industrial and residential harborfront area along the Kill Van Kull west of St. ...


History

Fort Hill, one of the hills overlooking the harbor, was the location fortified by the British during the American Revolutionary War. The area was primarily rural up through the early 19th century. In the 1830s, the area facing the Kill Van Kull became a fashionable resort area, with the construction of several elegant hotels along St. Mark's Place across from the present site of Curtis High School. The grandest and last of these hotels was the Hotel Castleton, built in 1889 and destroyed by fire in 1907. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen North American colonies. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Before the 1880s, the area was considered part of the New Brighton neighborhood until the consolidation of local ferry and rail service by Erastus Wiman, who reportedly renamed the area after George Law, a local investor who possessed land needed for the rail consolidation. Wiman, who fought to by the land had George Law made a Saint as favor for the land purchase. In the late 1880s, Wiman operated the Staten Island Amusement Company in the neighborhood, offering public athletic events, an illuminated fountain, and pageants. Events and Trends Technology Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... Events and Trends Technology Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ...


In the early 20th century the neighborhood grew rapidly. Municipal ferry service to Manhattan began in 1905. The neighborhood was the scene of several elegant buildings by the architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings. These included a branch of the New York Public Library (1906), the present Borough Hall (1906), and the Richmond County Courthouse (1919). (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Architecture (in Greek αρχή = first and τέχνη = craftsmanship) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... New York Public Library, central block, built 1897–1911, Carrère and Hastings, architects (June, 2003) Carrere and Hastings, the firm of John Mervin Carrère (November 9, 1858 - March 1, 1911) and Thomas Hastings (1860 - 1929), sited in New York City, was one of the outstanding Beaux-Arts architectural... New York Public Library, central block, built 1897–1911, Carrère and Hastings, architects (June 2003) The New York Public Library (NYPL), one of three public library systems serving New York City, is one of the leading libraries in the United States. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

The St. George Ferry Terminal is the only nonfree stop on the Staten Island Rapid Transit and the end of the line for 18 local bus routes.
The St. George Ferry Terminal is the only nonfree stop on the Staten Island Rapid Transit and the end of the line for 18 local bus routes.

In 1918, the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences moved to its present location in the neighborhood. The United States Coast Guard operated a facility in the neighborhood until moving to Governors Island in 1967. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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. Officially the Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority (SIRTOA), the SIR is a direct subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York) (MTA). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences (SIIAS) is a museum and educational institution in the borough of Staten Island in New York City in the United States. ... Coast Guard shield The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coast guard of the United States. ... Governors Island, shown in red, in Upper New York Bay Governors Island is a 172 acre (696,000 m²) island in Upper New York Bay, approximately one half mile from the southern tip of Manhattan, of which it is legally a part, in New York City. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1924, the "Saint George" telephone exchange was established; this became "SAint George 7" when New York City's telephone service underwent a major upgrade six years later. This three-digit prefix, now identified by numbers — "727" — is the only one of the five exchanges which existed immediately prior to the aforementioned upgrade that is still in service on the island (in addition to St. George itself, this numeric designation is encountered in many other North Shore communities, as far away as Mariners Harbor to the west and South Beach and Grasmere to the south). 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... central office = Exchange building in the U.S. telephone exchange = Exchange building in the UK, and is also the UK name for a telephone switch, and also has a technical meaning in U.S. telecoms telephone switch is the U.S. term, but is in increasing use in technical UK... The term North Shore is frequently applied to a series of neighborhoods within New York Citys borough of Staten Island, USA. Generally, the North Shore is deemed to consist of the communities located within ZIP Codes 10303, 10302 and 10310 in their entirety, along with all of the area... Mariners Harbor is a neighborhood located in the northwestern corner of New York City, USAs borough of Staten Island. ... South Beach is the name of a neighborhood located on the East Shore of Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. It is situated immediately to the south of the Staten Island side of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. ... Grasmere is the name of a neighborhood located on the East Shore of Staten Island, New York. ...


The neighborhood went into decline following the construction in 1964 of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which shifted the center of development and commerce on Staten Island to the interior of the island. 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Staten Island, New York at dawn The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (often written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay...


The community underwent a revival in the 1990s and property values have continued to rise since 2000. The residential Fort Hill neighborhood is home to many professionals who commute daily to Manhattan on the ferry. Another popular upscale residential development, Bay Street Landing, abuts the bay between the ferry terminal and the head of Victory Boulevard. Redevelopment plans for the waterfront have led to the opening in 2001 of the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the home of the Staten Island Yankees, a minor league farm club of the New York Yankees. The stadium offers dramatic views of the harbor and the Manhattan skyline. // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but keeping the same mind-set. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Staten Island Yankees are a minor league baseball team, located in Staten Island, New York. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor leagues are baseball leagues which are at a lower pay level and generally play in smaller cities and towns than Major League Baseball. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...


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NYC DOT operates and maintains the eleven vessel fleet as well as the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island, Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, the City Island and Hart Island Facilities, The Battery Maritime Building and, all floating dock building equipment.
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George is a neighborhood on the hills of the northeastern tip of Staten Island in New York City, at the location where the Kill Van Kull enters Upper New York Bay.
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