New Dorp is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is one of the 60 defined community districts in New York City. The neighborhood was named after a town in Rotterdam, Holland. The area is divided into 15 smaller neighborhoods which are Tysens Park, Oakwood, Grant City, Great Kills Park, Greenridge, Pleasant Plains-Westerleigh Park, Old Place, Huguenot Park, Richmondtown, New Springville, Ocean Breeze, Great Kills Harbor, South Beach-Tottenville Island, Fort Wadsworth, and Tompkinsville.
New Dorp is mostly known for its large Italian population and the abundant number of decedents that emigrated from Italy around the early 1900s.
Settlement in the area of New Dorp first started around the time Staten Island was purchased from Native Americans, and quickly grew throughout the 1800s as a farming community, the area has been referred to as being “rich in farms and orchards”. The rich soils are what made it so attractive for people moving there from other countries.
Historically, some of the most influential politicians in Staten Island came from New Dorp. At one point there were more than twice as many lawyers per capita in New Dorp than any other place in the country.
New Dorp has two public high schools, Staten Island Technical High School and New Dorp High School, and one private High school, Susan Wagner High School. Staten Island Technical is known for its prestigious engineering program while New Dorp is heralded as the “Home of Champions” for its many championships in multiple sports teams.
New Dorp also has two public middle schools: Curtis School and New Dorp Middle School.
The New Dorp Post Office is located at 976 Richmond Avenue between Siedel Street & Nelson Avenue in the neighborhood of New Dorp, Staten Island, NY.
New Dorp is served by the Staten Island Railway with stations at New Dorp and Oakwood on the mainline as well as Huguenot and Annadale on the South Shore branch. The Tottenville-bound SIR train is considered an express train as it skips over stops between St. George Ferry Terminal and New Dorp whereas the Huguenot and Annadale stations are local trains.
New Dorp neighborhood also has a nearby New York City Department of Education school at 974 Richmond Avenue called PS 36/Intermediate School 36 which serves grades 5 through 8 for the surrounding community.
New Dorp contains one of Staten Island’s most worked-over seashores for scuba divers. During World War II an anti-boat net was installed between Miller Field (part of Great Kills Park) to Oakwood Beach to prevent German U-Boats from entering New York Harbor.
GO 4 Junk Removal Staten Island is located at 83 Meisner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306. From New Drop, Head northeast on New Dorp Plaza toward Jacques Ave and Continue onto S Railroad Ave, then take left onto Bancroft Ave, then take another left onto Richmond Rd, now turn right to stay on Richmond Rd, now again take right onto Rockland Ave, time to turn left onto Meisner Ave. Finally, you have now reached your destination, and it’s on the right.