Port Richmond

Port Richmond is located on the North Shore of Staten Island, situated along the waterfront of the Kill Van Kull. The Bayonne Bridge serves as the border between Port Richmond and Elm Park, which is to the west. Port Richmond is one of the oldest neighborhoods on the island and was an important transportation and industrial center in the 19th century. The neighborhood evolved from being a mixed Dutch and French settlement into a thriving waterfront industrial and transportation hub and eventually served as the prime ferry launch from Staten Island to New Jersey. It was a transfer port for freight and passengers traveling by boat between New York City and New Brunswick, New Jersey, and ferries ran continually from Port Richmond to New Jersey until shortly after the Bayonne Bridge was built in 1931. The area also became the site of an important stop on a coach route between the city and Philadelphia. In the 1880s, the Staten Island Railway built a North Shore branch with a stop in the village on Richmond Avenue, which had become the island’s main shopping area. Port Richmond Avenue, which has been known over the years as Church Road, Port Richmond Plank Road, Stone Road, and Richmond Avenue, was a busy commercial center.

Veteran’s Park

Veteran’s Park

Bounded by Heberton, Vreeland, Bennett and Park Streets, Veteran’s Park is Staten Island’s oldest park. It was laid out in 1836 as a village green or common area when Port Richmond’s village streets were mapped.

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Port Richmond Library

Port Richmond Library

Located at 75 Bennett Street in Port Richmond, just two blocks from Port Richmond Avenue and opposite Veterans Park, the Port Richmond Branch of the New York Public Library is one of the oldest libraries on Staten Island, opening its doors in 1905.

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Port Richmond High School

Port Richmond High School

Port Richmond High SchoolPort Richmond High School is located in the North Shore neighborhood of Port Richmond, at 85 St Josephs Avenue, between Innis Street and Charles Avenue. This public high school serves students from many North Shore neighborhoods, including...

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Faber Pool and Park

Faber Pool and Park

Faber Pool and ParkLocated at the corner of Faber Street and Richmond Terrace in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Staten Island, Faber Pool and Park offers a variety of facilities and activities for Staten Island residents. Although the park is relatively small at...

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Ralphs Famous Italian Ices & Ice Cream

Ralphs Famous Italian Ices & Ice Cream

Ralphs Famous Italian Ices & Ice CreamLocated in the heart of Port Richmond at 501 Port Richmond Avenue is the original location of Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices. Named after the original owner, Ralph Silvestro, the family business has been serving Italian Ices and...

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Denino’s Pizzeria & Tavern

Denino’s Pizzeria & Tavern

Denino’s Pizzeria & TavernLocated at 524 Port Richmond Avenue, Denino’s Pizzeria & Tavern, (originally known as Denino’s Tavern) has been offering casual dining to Staten Island residents, tourists, and visitors since 1937. The family-owned business offers a...

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