All about the Staten Island Neighborhood New Dorp:
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, New Brighton. This neighborhood is home to the Mid-Island and zip codes 10306. Bancroft Avenue borders New Dorp on the northeast, Amboy and Richmond Roads on the northwest, Tysens Lane on the southwest, and Mill Road on the southeast. To the southwest is Oakwood, to the north is Todt Hill, to the northwest is Grant City, to the southeast is Midland Beach, and to the southwest is Dongan Hills. New Dorp Beach, which borders to the east and extends from Mill Road to the beach of Lower New York Bay, is sometimes shown on maps as a separate neighborhood but is typically thought of as a part of New Dorp.
The name New Dorp is an anglicization of Nieuw Dorp, which is Dutch for "New Village" and was chosen by Dutch colonists from the New Netherland colony to name their settlement. It was formerly one of Staten Island's most significant communities until joining New York City's Borough of Richmond in 1898. As a result of Staten Island's fast home growth in the 1960s, New Dorp was included into the city conurbation and ceased to exist as a separate town. Despite this, New Dorp is still one of Staten Island's major transportation and economic hubs today. The Vanderbilt family, who had a significant influence on the area and many of whose are buried there in the Moravian Cemetery, the biggest and oldest operating cemetery on Staten Island, is frequently linked to New Dorp.
As a requirement of the Treaty of Breda, the Dutch Republic gave up their colony of New Netherland to England in 1667 at the conclusion of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. The colony, which had been under English control since 1664, received its new name, the Province of New York, when it was given to James, Duke of York as a proprietary colony. The majority of New Amsterdam (today known as New York City), which is situated at the southern point of Manhattan Island, as well as countless other territories nearby and along the Hudson River, were among the sections of New Netherland that the Dutch had previously occupied. This included Staaten Eylandt, which became known as "Staten Island" after it was subsequently anglicized and was an island southwest of New York across Upper New York Bay. Native Americans in the area, namely the Raritans and other Lenape tribal subgroups, gave up all rights to Staten Island to the English in a deed to Governor Francis Lovelace in 1670.
The new village grew to be one of Staten Island's largest and most significant communities, and during the American Revolution it became a hub of activity when British forces took control of it in order to launch an attack on American-occupied New York City. The British military headquarters in the area temporarily operated out of the Rose and Crown Tavern in New Dorp, which was owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt's uncle.
The Vanderbilt property later served as Miller AirField for the U.S. Army, and in the 1970s it was included into Gateway National Recreation Area. Separate settlements like New Dorp were incorporated into the conurbation of New York City and turned into one of many continuous neighborhoods, replacing the island's predominantly agricultural character with the huge construction of suburban housing. In the 1960s, New Dorp expanded along Hylan Boulevard from New Dorp Lane and became one of the most prosperous commercial centers on the Island. This led to the development of malls, each placed by supermarkets and department stores, with the largest being Hylan Plaza, which opened in 1966.
Now looking at New Dorp today, we have New Dorp Lane which is regarded as Staten Island's center of dining and shopping. On a daily basis, New Dorp Lane is crowded with shoppers and diners, and on the weekends, families tend to flock there in particular. The New Dorp Food Crawl, the New Dorp Lane Car Show, the Family Fun Walks, and the Christmas Tree Lighting are just a few of the events that the neighborhood is well known for holding throughout the year. The majority of the businesses on New Dorp Lane are stores and eateries. Businesses that are mostly real estate brokers, legal firms, a funeral home, and Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church may be found west of the Staten Island Railway. The two streets that run parallel to the railroad and cross New Dorp Lane make up New Dorp Plaza. New Dorp Plaza used to be a heavily industrialized neighborhood, but it is now home to eateries, offices, and a few shops.
New Dorp was served by the Staten Island Railway's New Dorp station. The S57, S74, S76, S78, S84, S86, and S79 are the local bus routes. As well as the SIM1, SIM5, SIM6, SIM7, SIM9, SIM10, and SIM 11 express buses. The neighborhood is also served by P.S. 41, Staten Island Technical High School as well as New Dorp High School.
As you may see, Staten Island exudes so much history that is still honored throughout our neighborhoods. New Dorp 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.
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