Looking to get better insight on what Staten Island parks have to offer? Here you will find information on what types of parks exist on Staten Island as well as some background on the history of each park. Additionally, we will highlight some of the amenities and events each has to offer. Staten Island is known as the "Borough of Parks" as it features the highest concentration of New York City Parkland of the five boroughs that make up New York City. The information on local parks is part of Prodigy Real Estate's ongoing commitment to give the most comprehensive  information about Staten Island and its amazing features.

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With extra large rooms and old world detailing throughout, 98 Franklin Avenue is a home reminiscent of a grand era. This early century detached colonial home boasts expansive living space rarely seen on Staten Island and a stunning yard. Located near the Staten Island Ferry, this beautiful New Brighton block is a retreat from all the noise yet perfect for Manhattan commuters.

The location is a rare blend of quiet and convenient. Just blocks away from Staten Island’s crown jewel Snug Harbor, this North Shore home offers a carport as well as on-street parking. And with 4 bedrooms, 3 floors, and a breathtaking 7,500 square foot lot, there’s tons of space to run around!

The home has been finished in classic brown with updated glass door and windows…

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For investors with development plants, families looking to expand, or a house hunter who wants more space explore, 27 Sideview Avenue is framed in lovely trees and has double the yard space of a typical Bullshead home!

This single family colonial home will reach its centennial next year! Built in 1920, the home has been kept up nicely and still maintains that old world charm. 27 Sideview Avenue has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a 60x100 lot- actually, two separate taxable lots within this property. Zoning allows the builder to construct another home if desired!

From the first impression, you can see the home is quietly set back from the street with a large front yard. The outside features a grey vinyl siding in good condition.

Past the classic…

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Over the years, a lot has changed in Staten Island. Many historical properties have fallen into disrepair, struggled to maintain landmark status, or been sold off to developers for their valuable land.

Perhaps the most high profile and most controversial of these over the past few years was Mount Manresa, the Catholic retreat and natural gem filled with some of the oldest trees in New York City. Environmentalists and Catholics alike rallied to save this property and have it landmarked by the City of New York LPC.

When the almighty dollar won out and the property was sold to The Savo Brothers, many in the community were angered to lose this natural beauty. Borough president James Oddo was so peeved that he took revenge and named the streets in the…

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What are Staten Island's best kept secrets? We're here to let you in on them! On Staten Island's North, Mid-Island, and South Shore sections, Anthony Licciardello and Hannah Jay identify some of the most beautiful yet mysterious locations in Staten Island.

These neighborhoods are home to luxury Staten Island homes and are each charming in their own unique way. Yet, since they lie off the beaten path, these streets offer luxury homes for a great value. This is an depth discussion about the history, home styles, transportation, unique views and amenities each of these neighborhoods has to offer.

PLUS- a discussion about property taxes that may just save you lots of money! There are lots of ways to reduce the property taxes you pay each year, whether…

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This summer, stay busy by exploring our amazing Greenbelt parks and being apart of their events that take place all summer long! Just grab your family and friends and attend one of these scheduled free-admission events:

Movies Under The Stars

  • Jaws @ Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field in Franklin D Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach on June 17th from 8:00-10:30 pm

  • Shaun The Sheep @ Parking Lot near New Dorp Beach (Great Kills Park) on June 18th from 8:00-9:30 pm

  • Ant-Man @ Willowbrook Park (Archery Range) on June 18th from 8:00-10:00 pm

  • Annie @ Fabor Park on June 23rd from 8:00-10:00 pm

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron @ Willowbrook Park (Archery Range) on June 24th from 8:00-10:00 pm

  • Creed @ CPL Thompson…

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Stay busy this summer by visiting and exploring some of our amazing Greenbelt parks. There are many events happening all summer long that are free and active! 

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

Gather every Saturday morning from 9:00am to noon at Westerleigh Park to help in maintaining the beauty of the park with raking, planting, and gardening. There will even be coffee and donuts for the volunteers. 

Independence Day Celebration

Enjoy your Fourth of July for the annual viewing of fireworks displays at the Alice Austen Park. The event begins at 6pm.

Movies in the Park: Jurassic Park

Bring a blanket, or towel, and enjoy this thrilling movie outside under the night sky. This movie will be held at Willowbrook Park from 8:30pm…

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Before the mid-nineteenth century the neighborhood of Huguenot was originally known as Bloomingview.  Huguenot got hp9_400its name from the many Huguenots, members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France that had moved to the area.  The Huguenots were being prosecuted in France for not converting to Catholicism during the mid-to-late seventeenth century, so many of them fled to America.

By 1851, the Huguenots had established and built their first church in Bloomingview, called "The Brown Church" or "The Church of the Huguenots".  The church had caught on fire in 1918 and was rebuilt on the site that it sits on now, in 1924.  Today, this church is a New York City Landmark and is known as The Reformed Church of Huguenot Park.

By the mid-to-late 1800s,…

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The neighborhood of Huguenot began to be established in the middle of the seventeenth century.  At this time, the area was known as Bloomingview. Pierre Billiou and his wife Francoise were some of the first Huguenots to settle on Staten Island. Huguenots were people that were a part of the Protestant Reformed Church of France.  At that time, their people were being prosecuted for not converting to Catholicism and those who were lucky enough fled their homeland for America.Kingdom Park, Staten Island

By 1849, there were many Huguenots living in Bloomingview and, thanks to religious freedom, the Church of the Huguenots was established. Just two years later, the church was built and was known as "The Brown Church" or "The Church of the Huguenots".  By 1918, the church had caught on…

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The Staten Island neighborhood of Westerleigh became a popular place a couple of decades after the formation of the Prohibition Party in 1869.  Around the late 1880s, twenty-five acres of the current Westerleigh neighborhood became Ingram Woods, Staten Islandhome to the National Prohibition Campground Association, also known as Prohibition Park.  Prohibition Park started off as a campground with some recreational facilities for its visitors.  Soon, people began to settle there instead of having to visit.

In the early twentieth century, the neighborhood of Westerleigh started to become more a residential area.  As a result, the National Prohibition Campground Association started building homes and transferred some of their land to the City of New York.  By the mid-1900s,…

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With the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 1964, many residents of Brooklyn and other nearby places lcpp11_400began to move to Staten Island.  With the increase of Staten Island's population and housing, a decrease occurred in Staten Island's undeveloped areas and many of the natural habitats found in the borough began to disappear.  Many of Staten Island's current parks would today be plots of land taken up by houses and buildings if it were not for the residents of Staten Island who did not want to see the beautiful natural habitats destroyed.  If you look into the past of Staten Island's parks, you will hear many stories about how members of the communities worked together to preserve these places.  One such story is that of Last Chance Pond Park, which…

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