New Springville is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is an unincorporated part of the borough. The name comes from the former town of New Springville, which was annexed by Staten Island in 1975 to create one big city. New Springville is south of and across the West Branch of the Fresh Kills estuary from Greenridge and north of Tottenville.
New Springville’s boundaries are Benson Avenue and Richmond Valley Road to the north, the West Shore Expressway to the west and south, and Rossville Boulevard and Tanglewood Drive to the east.
New Springville is popularly known as a bedroom community since it has very little industry and most residents commute outside of the neighborhood for work.
The neighborhood is served by the New York City Department of Education.
In the 17th century, New Springville was called Prall’s Island, named after Jacob H. Prall, who purchased from Stephanus Van Cortlandt on July 15, 1677. For a while, the island retained his name, but by the turn of the 19th century, it was re-christened New Springville after a new public spring on the island.
Historically, the island was referred to as New Ferry and Northfield.
The area that is now known as New Springville had a large farm owned by William H. Prall and his grandson, Robert L. Prall, sold the land in the 1920s to shipbuilders for $400 per acre. This transaction has allowed today’s residents to live on one of the largest man-made islands in the world.
Extracurricular activities in New Springville are run in a variety of manners, but mostly through the district’s many school-sponsored clubs and organizations. Staten Island Tech hosts a large chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America – FBLA, while New Dorp High School has the largest contingent of students in the borough’s chapter of Teenage Republicans.
Scattered throughout Staten Island are also various other clubs for more general interests, such as anime and video game culture, cooking and cuisine appreciation, or outdoor pursuits like hiking and camping.
New Springville has many places of interest that are known around Staten Island. There are three cemeteries guarded by the Fire Department, one at each extreme of New Springville, with Cypress Hills near its center, and Fresh Kills on the West Shore Expressway.
The two largest parks in New Springville are New Dorp Beach Park and Wolfe’s Pond Park.
A large portion of New Springville is occupied by the SITRA – South Shore Tri-state Transportation Council which works on public transportation for the entire south shore of New York City and beyond.
GO 4 Junk Removal Staten Island is located at 83 Meisner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306. From New Springville, Head southeast on Richmond Hill Rd toward Marsh Ave, then Turn left onto Kelly Blvd, now take right onto Rockland Ave, now go another right onto Meisner Ave. Finally, you have now reached your destination, and it’s on the right.