Egbertville is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is located on Staten Island’s South Shore. It is bordered by Arden Heights to the North, Arthur Kill Road to the West, New Jersey state line to the East, and Woodrow to the South.
Today Egbertville remains primarily residential, but some business can also be found along Arthur Kill Road and Hylan Boulevard which divides Staten Island from New Jersey. The intersections of these streets are the borders of Egbertville.
Homes in Egbertville vary from low-income housing to middle-class homes, to high-income housing. The neighborhood also includes many churches and schools which also vary in terms of income levels and other factors.
More than 20 Staten Island bus routes terminate within the boundaries of Egbertville.
Egbertville was named for Colonel John W. Egbert who commanded the 77th Regiment of New York State Militia at Fort Richmond during the Civil War.
Families started moving into Egbertville in the mid-1900s due to affordable housing and easy commuting. However, because of its small size compared to some other Staten Island neighborhoods, it is often forgotten about or not even known about by some Staten Islanders.
Egbertville had many identities over time including being a summertime resort, a rural suburb, and an urban site.
Egbertville became its own neighborhood when it was incorporated in 1908 and is still considered its own neighborhood today.
Historically, Matinecocks Native Americans were the original residents of Egbertville. Matinecock is a Native American word that means “islanders”.
Today, Egbertville’s population largely consists of people with Italian and Irish ancestry, mostly from Staten Island.
Egbertville has been known by many names in time including Little Canada, Mechanicsville, Little Egbertville, Arden Heights, Egbertsville.
Egbertville is not just the name of a neighborhood, but also the name of a park and an elementary school.
Pre-K to 8th-grade students attend school at Egbertville Elementary School which is known for its athletics teams and excellent school band program.
The Park is named for the Egbertville neighborhood. It is located on Arden Avenue and includes various athletic facilities such as a softball field, lacrosse-football field, basketball court, tennis courts, and many more.
The Staten Island Museum opened in 2009 just outside of Egbertville at Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The museum was created to preserve the local Staten Island history and culture.
In terms of churches, there are multiple Roman Catholic churches in Egbertville including Holy Child R.C., Our Lady Help of Christians, Saint Rose of Lima, and many more.
Notable residents include NFL New York Jets player D’Brickashaw Ferguson, singer Lloyd, and comedian Terence Williams.
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