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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North and West Richmond

NEW BRIGHTON -- WEST NEW BRIGHTON -- PORT RICHMOND -- MARINERS HARBOR -- TRAVIS

Area: Kill van Kull on the north to Fresh Kills and Richmond Creek on the south; from Arthur Kill east to La Tourette Park, Manor Rd. (Rockland Ave. to Victory Blvd.), and Victory Blvd. (Manor Rd. to Bay St.) Principal highways: Richmond Terrace, Forest Ave., and Victory Blvd. Transportation: Bus and Staten Island Rapid Transit from St. George.

THE north shore of Staten Island is a heavily populated residential area extending inland from the industrial establishments that fringe the narrow Kill van Kull. The western section, save for the neighborhoods of Mariners Harbor and Travis, is largely a stretch of meadowland, dotted with a few truck farms.

NEW BRIGHTON, west of St. George between Westervelt and Davis Avenues, formerly one of the most fashionable summer resorts in the East, is now a quiet residential community. A few stately mansions, some of them abandoned, provide a link with the years of the nineteenth century when southern planters and wealthy New Yorkers patronized the elegant hotels and villas of the neighborhood. Richmond Terrace, a fashionable drive in the 1890's, is now lined with a disheartening row of small stores, beer gardens, factories and shipyards facing the Kill van Kull and the equally desolate shore of near-by New Jersey.

1. The NEVILLE HOUSE, 806 Richmond Terrace, between Clinton and Tysen Streets, said to have been built in 1770, is one of the best-preserved of Staten Island houses. The two-story stone building was formerly the home of Captain John Neville, whose activities, after his retirement from the U.S. Navy, caused the place to be known as "The Stone Jug." In the early 1900's it was used as a tavern and hotel. The bar became too great an attraction to the inmates of Sailors' Snug Harbor, so the Harbor purchased and closed the place.

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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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