Stapleton Heights is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is bound by Mulberry Avenue to the North, Fingerboard Road (usually called Richmond Terrace) to the South, Sharrotts Road to the East, and the Arthur Kill riverbank to the West. Stapleton Heights is at sea level so it was one of the first neighborhoods on Staten Island to flood during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Stapleton Heights is home to many small businesses and shops including a major supermarket, i.e., Key Food.
Stapleton Heights is famous for having retained its small-town feel, in spite of the fact that it is in the shadows of the giant Staten Island Mall.
Stapleton Heights is connected to the New Jersey shore by three bridges: the Outerbridge Crossing (to Perth Amboy), Goethals Bridge (to Elizabeth, NJ), and Bayonne Bridge (also to Bayonne). Staten Island is connected to New Jersey by one bridge: the Staten Island Expressway (connects with NJ’s I-278).
Transfers between NY and NJ transit are possible at the Lincoln Tunnel which is accessed via the West Shore Expressway in Stapleton Heights. The Staten Island Ferry runs from St. George to Lower Manhattan, Wall Street/Pier 11, and is accessible from Stapleton Heights near the Richmond Terrace Waterfront.
There is Our Lady of Perpetual Help School at 346 Bay Street, and Curtis High School which is accessible by bus from the Stapleton Heights neighborhood.
Stapleton Heights also has a high school named for one of the neighborhood’s former residents: Al I. Dandridge High School (on Treadwell Avenue).
Stapleton Heights has one large park called Walker Park, which houses a massive baseball field (used by both children and adults), basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, bocce ball courts, an inlined hockey rink, sand volleyball courts, an outdoor ice-skating rink in the winter, and a picnic area.
There is a large Home Depot at 125 Bay Street and Staten Island Mall nearby on Richmond Avenue. There are many restaurants in the Stapleton Heights area including Pizza Hut, Burger King, McDonald‘s, IHOP, TGI Fridays, Ruby Tuesday’s, and Applebee’s.
Many people also order food from China Garden and Jack’s Fried Chicken.
There is one firehouse, near the hilltop area (the top of Stapleton Heights). The nearest police precinct is the 120th Precinct found on Richmond Terrace in Stapleton.
NY Public Library has a branch at 476 Bay Street in Stapleton Heights.
Sister Grace McDonald, a Catholic nun and founder of the Sisters of Christian Charity (1946), was born in Stapleton Heights.
James Gandolfini (Sopranos actor) lived in Stapleton Heights when he was growing up in New Jersey.
GO 4 Junk Removal Staten Island is located at 83 Meisner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306. From Stapleton Height, Head southeast on Prospect St toward Bay St, then turn right onto Bay St and pass by Citibank (on the left), then take another right onto Broad St, now turn left onto Van Duzer St, then turn right onto Hillside Ave, now slight left onto Howard Ave and continue straight onto Tioga St, then slight right onto Little Clove Rd, then take left onto Renwick Ave, Renwick Ave turns left and becomes Milford Dr, then take right onto Ocean Terrace, now turn left onto Manor Rd, then go slight left to stay on Manor Rd. Reaching soon, continue straight onto Meisner Ave. Finally, GO 4 Junk Removal will be on the right.