New Brighton is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is bounded by the following neighborhoods: St. George, Port Richmond, Westerleigh, and Mariner’s Harbor. New Brighton is part of Staten Island Community District 1.
New Brighton is famous for shipping and industry, being the location of a former navy yard. New Brighton was named by one of its original settlers in 1838 who thought that the area reminded him of what he believed to be the English city of New Brighton.
Construction on the elevated portion of the West Shore Expressway in New Brighton was completed in October 1960. This new highway helped cut commute times from Staten Island to Manhattan considerably.
The area was settled by the Dutch in 1661. In 1829, a lighthouse was built on Lighthouse Hill by Edward W. Schenck where the Staten Island Mall is today. This is now Grover Cleveland Park. The name “New Brighton” became popular with developers who constructed homes in the neighborhood.
Many homes are now owned by the United States Government and leased to tenants, through the Staten Island Housing Authority (SIHA). These buildings were constructed under President Franklin D Roosevelt’s “New Deal” initiative, with many of them completed between 1934 and 1936.
The New Brighton Athletic Club used to host many indoor sporting events, however, it has now closed. The New York Public Library operates the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, which provides audiobooks and magazines to the visually impaired. St. Joseph Hill Academy is a private Roman Catholic school that was ranked by U.S. News as the best private high school in New York state in 2014.
The neighborhood has several parks located within its borders including Grover Cleveland Park, Lighthouse Point Park, New York Bay Front Park, Presidents Park South, Princes Bay, and Richmond Valley County Reservation.
The neighborhood has several notable landmarks including the New Brighton Lighthouse, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Sacred Heart R.C. Church Complex.
New Brighton is home to several schools including PS23, PS32, P.S.6, St. Clare’s, and PS11. New Brighton is also home to PS35, a school for differently-abled students.
It also has several civic and professional organizations such as the New York Police Department (NYPD) Engine Company 154/Ladder Company 77, The Staten Island Yacht Club, and Staten Island Bar Association.
The neighborhood is served by the local bus lines which run on Richmond Road, Victory Boulevard, and Jersey Street; and by express bus service to Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry.
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