The Park's Department provides Staten Island with a beautiful landscape. Some parks are for recreational uses for families. Other parks are in honor of notable Islanders.

Why are Beach Cleanups Important? 

Have you ever wondered what happens to the trash that is left on the beach? Sometimes it stays there for a while, but most of the time it is harming animals living in the oceans and beaches. When the trash that we leave behind on the beach gets into our oceans, animals can easily mistake the vast amount of trash as their certain food source. An example of this action is with sea turtles because when a sea turtle sees a plastic bag floating around in the ocean, they might mistake it for a jellyfish and then swallowing it as a whole. This can be extremely harmful to the sea turtles because eating that plastic bag is bad for their health. The plastic bag can prevent the sea turtles from eating anymore, thus, cause it to…

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These blistering July days call for sun, surf, and sand! Fortunately, Staten Island doesn't get its name for no reason. Richmond County, completely surrounded by water, is home to these stunning, yet different beaches:

South Beach

South Beach is the perfect mix of chill beach vibes, and boardwalk fun. It is located in the Eastern shore of the island, very accessible via car, bus (s51 or s52) or walking. The beach is around 2 miles long, which mean there's always a place to lay your towel! The boardwalk, officially the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk, stretches 2.5 miles, from Fort Wadsworth to Miller's Field. It was built in 1935, under the guidance of the Works Progress Administration, and once boasted the bustling Happy Land Amusement. With this…

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Lower Todt Hill in Staten Island is a residential neighborhood located just south of the Staten Island Expressway between Todt Hill Road to the east and Manor Road to the west. Lower Todt Hill is surrounded by beautiful areas like Todt Hill, Emerson Hill, and Castleton Corners. I am going to take you for a walk through this lovely neighborhood and tell you a little bit about what we have here and why we are so proud of it. A lot of the houses in this area have been family owned for many years, and as time goes on, they get passed on or sold to newer generations. I happen to be one of those people who live in a home that was built by my in-laws. My husband and I owned it and now my daughter and her family own it. If you take a walk down the streets of

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Tucked away in the heart of our borough, lie 164 acres of grassy, scenic land, known as Willowbrook Park. This park is one of Richmond County’s many Greenbelt Conservation lands, containing protected space for wildlife, along with various recreational areas and activities. It is located in New Springville, only minutes away from the Staten Island Mall. Yet, this park still manages to feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of Richmond Avenue, giving Staten Islanders and visitors a chance to escape into nature.

More on New Springville

Almost 4 centuries later, New Springville has remained a highly sought after neighborhood. In addition to Willowbrook Park, other small greenlands, give the area a quaint, calm feel. It offers a wide array of retail,…

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Fort Wadsworth is a 226-acre public park. Located on the northeastern part of Staten Island.  First built in 1663; its one of the oldest military sites in the United States of America. This old blockhouse was used by British troops during the American Revolution and later became an infantry station for American soldiers in the early 1900's.To visit here there are no entrance fees, visitors are allowed to roam the grounds,visit the underground tunnels, and go for a ride on the bike trail. Even enjoy a nice picnic in the designated picnic area. The park provides free tours of the forts.

The view is absolutely incredible, you can see the harbor, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Brooklyn, and Manhattan from Fort Wadsworth. Its an excellent place to take…

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Edgewater Village Hall was built in 1889, designed by local architect Paul Kuhne. Edgewater Village Hall is located at 111 Canal Street, in Tappen Park, Stapleton.  This hall is occupied by offices such as District Attorney, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. When it was first built it was considered one of Staten Islands finest buildings! This hall is all red brick with stone trimmings and was built Romanesque Revival Style. There is a square tower at the main entrance and the building itself is T-shaped with beautiful arched windows. Edgewater Village Hall became an official landmark in New York City in the year 1968! Feel free to take a relaxing stroll in Tappen Park for a closer look! 

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Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York and is divided into three main areas, the North Shore, Mid-Island, and the South Shore. Similarly to the North Shore it is a very diverse area, culturally yet also realty wise too. With over twenty neighborhoods in the area, you are sure to fall in love with at least one aspect of Staten Islands Mid-Island.


In the shadows of the Verazano Bridge, Arrochar is located in the northeastern area of Staten Island, east of Hylan Boulevard, with South Beach, Fort Wadsworth, Concord, Old Town, and Dongan Hills surrounding it.

Prior to the European immigration to North America, Staten Island was home to the Lenape Native American tribe. Then once Europeans began to flood in, it wasn't until…

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On June 24th, 2017, Tom Crimmins Realty sponsored and organized a Family Fun Day. Located at the Conference House Park at 292 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY, 10307, family friendly events were held for everyone from 12-4pm. Booths from different companies and establishments gave out snacks, food, drinks, activities, toys, etc all for free.


The Tom Crimmins Realty Booth

A large group of people came out to help during this event, many of which donated time, money, and supplies. We give a special thanks to:

  • Abe & Sheri Aruch Chairspersons of Tom Crimmins Realty 
  • All the Tom Crimmins Realty Volunteers
  • The Conference House Association
  • NYC Dept. of Parks
  • Elli Kalamaras of U.S. Mortgage 
  • Peter & Graig Martin as well as well…

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Staten Island is divided into three major parts; North Shore, Midland, and the South Shore. Each of which sounding exactly like what it is. The North Shore is the northern area of the island, Midland is the middle section of the island, and the South Shore is the lower region of the island. 

Contrasting to New York City's reputation of business, the lowest part of the island, South Shore is a beautiful suburban area ready for anyone, especially a family. The South Shore is home to an abundance of a whopping eleven towns. These beautiful towns offer many great aspects of living such as parks, beaches, schools, effortless transportation and much more. If you are interested in moving to one of the eleven towns due to the great locations, feel free to…

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Known as the "greenest borough," Staten Island has more than 12,300 acres of protected parkland and is home to over 170 parks. With this great number and variety, our parks can't be beat! These parks provide a plethora of recreational activities to satisfy both the adventurer and the easy-going.

Reeds Basket Willow Swamp Park

This hidden park located in the heart of Todt Hill, on Ocean Terrace, consist of 55 acres of remarkable parkland and three bodies of water. To most, this park is unknown, however there are hiking trails perfect for taking a stroll and exploring the nature. Primarily, one can find red and white oaks, hickories, tulip and beech trees, sweet gum, and red maples. After the park was excavated for a gas pipeline about 40 years ago,…

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