Tottenville is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is on the South Shore on the island.
The first settlement of Tottenville was made in 1671. The community was initially known as “Concord.” In 1866, it became one of Staten Island’s earliest suburbs, and subsequently its first incorporated village. The name comes from early landowner Richard Totten. At one time, Tottenville was called “the village of laughing waters“, because of the many freshwater springs in the area. The springs attracted summer vacationers from New York City, and later Tottenville became a seaside resort community.
At one time, Tottenville extended eastward to Raritan Bay; however much of this land has been reclaimed through landfills.
Tottenville has two sections: Old Town, and West Shore (which developed later).
Education in Tottenville is provided by the Tottenville School District. Elementary schools include PS 36, PS 18, PS 14/PS 34, PS 47-Richard H. Hungerford School for the Gifted & Talented), and PS 22 (Lamberto E. Greene). The area is served by Intermediate Schools I.S. 25 (Tottenville) and I.S. 70 (Benjamin Franklin).
Tottenville High School is the area’s public high school, and Susan E. Wagner High School has a significant presence in the community.
There are many historical sites in Tottenville including elementary schools dating back to the turn of the century. A one-room schoolhouse still stands on Page Ave; however, it’s no longer used as a school. It is now privately owned and has been converted into a private residence. Tottenville is also home to the Crystal Lake Golf Club, an 18-hole public golf course.
The main business district of Tottenville runs along Hylan Boulevard and terminates at the Staten Island Expressway tollgate. The southern neighborhoods of Tottenville (or Old Town) feature Victorian-style homes.
A new shopping center (the Tottenville Shops) was recently built at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Richmond Avenue, to serve the growing number of residents in this area.
Notable Residents of Tottenville include National Football League defensive lineman David “Deacon” Dan Morgan, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and was a member of their Super Bowl VI winning team. He also played three seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts and BC Lions.
Professional wrestler Frankie Kazarian also called Tottenville High School his alma mater.
Tottenville has been home to five professional baseball players: Johnny Rizzo (Minnesota Twins), John Orsino (Cincinnati Reds), John O’Donoghue (Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves), Anthony Sanders (San Francisco Giants), and Sal Fasano (Oakland Athletics).
In the field of entertainment, Tottenville has been home to actress Elizabeth Montgomery, best known for her role as Samantha Stephens in “Bewitched”, and actor Frank Vincent who has appeared in a number of movies and television series.
Tottenville is also the hometown of TV producer David Simon.
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