New York City Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to the Five Boroughs of the Metropolis: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Richmond

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East and South Richmond

ST. GEORGE -- TOMPKINSVILLE AND STAPLETON -- DONGAN HILLS AND RICHMOND -- PLEASANT PLAINS AND TOTTENVILLE

Area: St. George on the north to Tottenville on the south; from New York Bay west to Victory Blvd. (Bay St. to Manor Rd.), Manor Rd. (Victory Blvd. to Rockland Ave.), La Tourette Park, Richmond Creek, Fresh Kills, and Arthur Kill. Principal highways: Bay St., Hylan Blvd., Richmond Rd., and Amboy Rd. Transportation: Bus or Staten Island Rapid Transit from St. George.

ALONG the east and south shores of Staten Island, a long coastal plain backed by a hilly inland region, are some of the island's oldest communities, and many interesting old homes, including the historic Conference or Billopp House. The main roads pass through pleasant rural areas and frequently afford arresting views of Lower New York Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

ST. GEORGE, clambering up Fort Hill, is metropolitan in its aspect and movement, and serves as the civic, business, cultural, and transit center of Staten Island. The nucleus of the town is the municipal ferry shed; through it passes most of the island's working population, going to and from Manhattan, and clustered around it are the terminals of the Staten Island Rapid Transit and bus lines, and the seats of the borough and county governments.

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