All about the Staten Island Neighborhood Bay Terrace:

Bay Terrace

Staten Island is broken down into 14 different zip codes from 10301 to 10314 and into 67 different neighborhoods. Throughout this series of blogs, we will be discussing each and every neighborhood on Staten Island as well as breaking down the history, what stands there today and transportation and what community district it falls into. Staten Island is broken up into three different community districts which are: North Shore, Mid-Island, and South Shore.

Today we will be breaking down all the history about the Staten Island neighborhood, Bay Terrace. This neighborhood is home to the South Shore and to the zip code 10306 and 10308. Bay Terrace is surrounded to the north by Richmondtown, the east by Oakwood, the west by Great Kills, and the south by the Great Kills Harbor.

Originally known as Whitlock, Bay Terrace Avenue was the community's major thoroughfare; however, by the late 1940s, the term "Avenue" had been dropped, and the street's name had changed to Bay Terrace. Nearby the street was largely undeveloped until the late 1950s. When homes started construction, specifically a single-family home, is when Bay Terrace acquired the name. This neighborhood has a flat and ramp-like terrain, which gradually slopes downward. In the 1970s, a large number of families from Brooklyn and Queens relocated to Bay Terrace, creating a demographic difference with the nearby neighborhoods. To accommodate the expanding population in the area, many new commercial buildings have popped up recently, most notably a sizable retail complex constructed on the site of a former swim club. Initially established Lutheran Church is now Ocean View Cemetery, the church is open to all faiths and is a part of the well known Bay Terrace.

Bay Terrace

Bay Terrace was served by the Staten Island Railway. The S78 and S79 neighborhood bus lines serve Bay Terrace, all along Hylan Boulevard. The SIM1 and SIM5, SIM7, SIM10 are Bay Terrace’s express bus lines. P.S. 53 & I.S.24 are local schools for the neighborhood. This neighborhood is near two public high schools and three additional public primary schools. P.S. 8, P.S. 32, and P.S. 50 are the closest public primary schools, and they are all located close by. P.S. 8. New Dorp High School and Staten Island Technical High School, are the two nearby public high schools.

As you may see, Staten Island exudes so much history that is still honored throughout our neighborhoods. Bay Terrace is home to many people from Staten Island. The neighborhood is covered in every corner with many food spots, transportation, parks and schools. This neighborhood is worth learning more about and living in.

Bay Terrace

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