May 2012

Found 228 blog entries for May 2012.

Today, the main line of the Staten Island Railway is still in operation and is quite popular.  There are currently twenty-two stations being used.  However, a station just before the last stop in southern Staten Island is planned and will replace the second- and third-to-last stops, which are quite close together.  This station would be known as the Arthur Kill Road station, as that is where it will be located.

The first station of the Staten Island Railway is at the St. George Ferry Terminal, which is located at Bay Street and 
Richmond Terrace.  This wheelchair-accessible station provides passengers with access to the ferry, as well as over one dozen buses which begin or end their routes here and travel to points all over the Island.  These buses

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Between April 23 and June 2 of 1860, Staten Island was given its very own rail line. The track consisted of eighteen stations which began at Clifton and traveled along the East Shore of the Staten Island all the way down to Tottenville. This line was known as the Staten Island Railroad and, soon after having been constructed, was purchased by Cornelius Vanderbilt, who had also owned the ferry terminals on this side of the Island.

Many people believed the railroad to be a prosperous business and so it went through a handful of owners. Since Cornelius Vanderbilt had owned the ferries, you can imagine what an impact it had on him when a boiler exploded on the ferry Westfield in 1871. This left Cornelius Vanderbilt bankrupt, which led to the purchasing

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During the turn of the century, the topic of discussion for many Staten Islanders was over 130 acres of land in the southern portion of the Island.  A debate arose, with one side in favor of building of a shopping center and the other in favor of constructing a school, a park, and less retail.  In 2002, forty-two of the 130 acres were suggested to be used for the shopping center.  By 2005, after having agreed to this, ground was broken by the Blumenfeld Development Group for what would become the Bricktown Centre.

By 2007, the $100 million Bricktown Centre was completed.  That same year, it opened in Staten Island to the still-rural neighborhood of Charleston, at 2700-2900 Veterans Road West.  Within the shopping center are Bed Bath & Beyond, a retail

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Long overdue, the blight of former "Brookfield" is undergoing one of the largest remediation and transformations in New York State history. Now, Staten Island will be graced with one of the most picturesque parks in New York City.

If brookfield new park great killsyou live on Staten Island, there's a high chance you've heard about how the Fresh Kills Landfill will be transformed into a park in the future.  What you may not have heard, though, is that Staten Island is home to yet another landfill which will also be transformed into a park.  While it may not take up as much space as the Fresh Kills Landfill, it is still pretty big, itself.(Photo© Below A New Day Awakens Brookfield, Staten Island) 

From the late 1960s, up until the early 1980s, a 132-acre site above Staten Island's

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A one-family home, located at 125-27 Rustic Place, was publicly recorded as sold for $328,600 on 6/8/2004. This residence was built in 2004. It was constructed with 2650 square feet of living space on 7500 square feet of land. This home is in the neighborhood of Great Kills, Staten Island, 10308 and is on block 5149, lot 34.

Source: New York City Department of Finance home sale data. Property tax assessments in New York City are determined by estimated home values based on reported comparable area home and real estate sales.

If you have questions regarding this house or property, or you need to get a current home value market analysis, you can contact our Staten Island industry leading Realtors at (718) 966-9669.

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A one-family home, located at 115 Russell Street, was publicly recorded as sold for $353,000 on 6/17/2004. This residence was built in 1920. It was constructed with 2930 square feet of living space on 6834 square feet of land. This home is in the neighborhood of Great Kills, Staten Island, 10308 and is on block 5280, lot 44.

Source: New York City Department of Finance home sale data. Property tax assessments in New York City are determined by estimated home values based on reported comparable area home and real estate sales.

If you have questions regarding this house or property, or you need to get a current home value market analysis, you can contact our Staten Island industry leading Realtors at (718) 966-9669.

Neighboring houses and brief specs

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A two-family home, located at 98 Russell Street, was publicly recorded as sold for $570,118 on 9/2/2004. This residence was built in 2003. It was constructed with 2580 square feet of living space on 4000 square feet of land. This home is in the neighborhood of Great Kills, Staten Island, 10308 and is on block 5281, lot 16.

Source: New York City Department of Finance home sale data. Property tax assessments in New York City are determined by estimated home values based on reported comparable area home and real estate sales.

If you have questions regarding this house or property, or you need to get a current home value market analysis, you can contact our Staten Island industry leading Realtors at (718) 966-9669.

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A one-family home, located at 95 Russell Street, was publicly recorded as transferred without money considerations on 3/2/2004. This residence was built in 1925. It was constructed with 1248 square feet of living space on 4000 square feet of land. This home is in the neighborhood of Great Kills, Staten Island, 10308 and is on block 5280, lot 35.

Source: New York City Department of Finance home sale data. Property tax assessments in New York City are determined by estimated home values based on reported comparable area home and real estate sales.

If you have questions regarding this house or property, or you need to get a current home value market analysis, you can contact our Staten Island industry leading Realtors at (718) 966-9669.

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A condo, located at 31F Russell Street, was publicly recorded as transferred without money considerations on 8/27/2004. This residence was built in 1985. It was constructed with 642 square feet of living space on 15680 square feet of land. This home is in the neighborhood of Great Kills, Staten Island, 10308 and is on block 5275, lot 1007.

Source: New York City Department of Finance home sale data. Property tax assessments in New York City are determined by estimated home values based on reported comparable area home and real estate sales.

If you have questions regarding this house or property, or you need to get a current home value market analysis, you can contact our Staten Island industry leading Realtors at (718) 966-9669.

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A condo, located at 31C Russell Street, was publicly recorded as sold for $140,000 on 1/26/2004. This residence was built in 1985. It was constructed with 642 square feet of living space on 15680 square feet of land. This home is in the neighborhood of Great Kills, Staten Island, 10308 and is on block 5275, lot 1003.

Source: New York City Department of Finance home sale data. Property tax assessments in New York City are determined by estimated home values based on reported comparable area home and real estate sales.

If you have questions regarding this house or property, or you need to get a current home value market analysis, you can contact our Staten Island industry leading Realtors at (718) 966-9669.

Neighboring houses and brief specs on

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