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Richmondtown, Staten Island

Landscape at Richmondtown neighborhood
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Richmondtown, is a neighborhood on Staten Island in New York City, New York, in the United States.

Originally known as Coccles Town (sometimes misreckoned as Cuckolds Town) because of the abundance of Manhattan and Brooklyn began to proliferate at the latter site near the end of the 19th century.

Located at the base of Lighthouse Hill with New Dorp and Oakwood to the east, Richmondtown has seen much new home construction since the mid-1960s, and ranks as one of the most popular destinations for families seeking to relocate to Staten Island from New York City's other boroughs, especially Brooklyn. The town is also home to one of the ten remaining Volunteer Fire Departments in New York City,[1][2] Richmond Engine Company 1, which operates a 2005 American LaFrance Engine purchased through a federal home security grant.

Contents

  • Education 1
    • Public libraries 1.1
    • Schools 1.2
  • Transportation 2
  • References 3

Education

Public libraries

New York Public Library operates the Richmondtown Branch at 200 Clarke Avenue at Amber Street.[3]

Schools

Richmondtown is zoned to elementary school Public School (P.S.) 23: The Richmondtown School. It is also zoned to middle schools Intermediate School (I.S.) 2: George L. Egbert and I.S. 24: Myra S. Barnes.

Transportation

Richmondtown is served by the S54, S74, S84 local buses and the X15 express bus.[4]

References

  1. ^ Organization of the New York City Fire Department#Volunteer Fire Departments/Companies in New York City
  2. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/29/nyregion/volunteer-fire-brigades-struggle-to-survive.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
  3. ^ "Richmondtown Branch." New York Public Library. Retrieved on December 22, 2008.
  4. ^ "Staten Island Bus Map January 2013" (PDF). MTA. January 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 


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