Grymes Hill

Grymes Hill is a North Shore neighborhood, which happens to be situated upon a hill by the same name. The Grymes Hill area is bordered on the west by Victory Boulevard, on the north by Cebra Avenue, and the south by Clove Road. Van Duzer Street and Richmond Road to the intersection of the Staten Island Expressway represent the final border. Named after Suzette Bosque Grymes, widow of the first governor of Louisiana who settled on Staten Island in 1836, Grymes Hill offers some of the most spectacular views of the Lower New York Bay and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. It is the second-highest point on Staten Island (Todt Hill being the highest) and is known for being the home of two post-secondary institutions: Wagner College and the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University. Much of Grymes Hill consists of private homes, many dating from the 1920s, but there are also several apartment buildings and garden apartments in the area.

Hero Park

Hero Park

Located along Victory Boulevard, Louis Street and Howard Avenue in the Grymes Hill neighborhood of Staten Island, Hero Park honors the 144 Staten Island soldiers who died in World War 1. In the center of the park rests a large boulder nicknamed Sugar Loaf Rock, the plaque is engraved with the names of the deceased Staten Island servicemen.

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Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy Located on a 13-acre campus at 78-78 Howard Avenue in Grymes Hill, Notre Dame Academy is a private Catholic girls’ school consisting of an elementary school (Pre-K- 8) and a high school (9-12). Notre Dame serves approximately 700 students and...

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St. John’s University

St. John’s University

St. John's UniversityLocated at 300 Howard Ave and overlooking the scenic New York Bay atop Grymes Hill, St. John’s University is a private, Roman Catholic, coeducational university serving over 2,000 students who are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree...

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Wagner College

Wagner College

Wagner CollegeLocated at 1 Campus Road in the Grymes Hill neighborhood of Staten Island, Wagner College is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college with approximately 2,100 students enrolled. The college was originally founded in 1883 in Rochester, New York as...

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Casa Belvedere

Casa Belvedere

Casa Belvedere is located at 79 Howard Avenue, in the Grymes Hill neighborhood of Staten Island. Originally constructed in 1908 as a mansion, Casa Belvedere is now a cultural center devoted to preserving, promoting and celebrating Italian heritage.

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