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

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Editorial Staff of the New York City Guide vi
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations and Maps xi
  • Plan of the Guide xix
  • General Information 3
  • Annual Events 42
  • Manhattan 47
  • Manhattan 49
  • Lower Manhattan 57
  • Middle West Side 144
  • Middle and Upper East Side 182
  • The Harlems 253
  • Upper West Side and Northern Manhattan 271
  • Major Points of Interest 307
  • The Harbor, the Rivers, and Their Islands 408
  • The Harbor and Its Islands 409
  • The Rivers and the River Islands 418
  • Brooklyn 429
  • Brooklyn 431
  • Downtown Brooklyn 440
  • North Brooklyn 455
  • West Brooklyn 463
  • Middle Brooklyn 476
  • East Brooklyn 496
  • The Bronx 507
  • The Bronx 509
  • West Bronx 517
  • Middle Bronx 529
  • East Bronx 542
  • Queens 553
  • Queens 555
  • North Queens 562
  • Middle Queens 574
  • South Queens 587
  • Richmond 595
  • Richmond 597
  • East and South Richmond 603
  • North and West Richmond 617
  • New York World's Fair 1939 625
  • New York World's Fair 1939 627
  • Books About New York 649
  • Index 661
  • Index to New York World's Fair 1939 705
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