Staten Island

The American immigration story and the important role Staten Island played

  Staten Island was home to the Marine Hospital quarantine station that operated from 1799-1858.  It was located approximately where the Staten Island Ferry Terminal is today, up the hill past Borough Hall and across from the St. George Theatre. In the 1840-1850s, there was a complex of “pest” tents and hospital structures. Patients were segregated by […]

January Events: Party, Tour & Panels!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL January 2014, Volume 11, Number 4 2014 Six to Celebrate!!!   Meet the New Neighborhoods on Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 pm 208 West 13th Street                           Top from L-R: Forest Close, Queens; New York City’s Public Libraries; […]

Staten Island- Historic Districts-Farm-Colony-Seaview

Farm Colony-Seaview

Staten Island- Historic Districts: St. George/New Brighton

St. George/New Brighton

Staten Island-Historic Districts:St. Paul’s Avenue – Stapleton Heights

St. Paul’s Avenue – Stapleton Heights

Staten Island- St. Pauls Avenue Historic District

Long considered one of Staten Island’s most prestigious neighborhoods, this area consists mainly of wood-frame, freestanding houses. A small “Captains’ Row” of three mid-19th-century Italianate villas was later joined by picturesque homes in the Second Empire, Stick, Queen Anne, Shingle and Colonial Revival styles. Neo-Colonial and Arts and Crafts houses were built in the 20th […]

Parks Department Rationale for Its Demolition of Historic District in Staten Island

Behold the glory of the Parks Department’s plans to DEMOLISH a National Register-eligible Historic District on Staten Island, a borough not exactly rife with protected landmarks. There’s no way to pretty this up – the Parks Department is planning on demolishing 43 out of 50 historic structures in order to build a park that no […]

Parks Meeting with Community Board on Cedar Grove Beach Club

11/17/11 7:00PM Staten Island Community Board 2 Sea View Hospital Lou Caravone Community Service Building, 460 Brielle Avenue, Parks will use CB#2 to follow up on their last Public Hearing on the Rehabilitation of Cedar Grove Beach. From Eleanor Dugan, former tenant at Cedar Grove (and HDC Grassroots Award winner): “There is of course NO […]

On Landmarking The Garner Mansion

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation Hearing,   June 28, 2011 Item 15 : LP – 2245 BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND WILLIAM T. & MARY MARCELLITE GARNER MANSION, 355 Bard Avenue The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts and neighborhoods meriting preservation. The Garner Mansion […]

Hungarian Ethnic Music in Tottenville!

TIES THAT BIND Celebrating the German and Hungarian Communities of Charleston Experience live Hungarian music this Saturday! Performances at 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. Hungarian Reformed Church fellowship hall, 19 Winant Place (off Arthur Kill Road) Exhibits include: The Kreischer Legacy Charleston’s Hungarian Community — Celebrating 95 years! Hungarian Folk Art Embroidery A selection of books […]

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