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Staten Island S Greek Community

Author : Christine Victoria Charitis
ISBN : 073853868X
Genre : History
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In the early part of the 20th century, Staten Island experienced an influx of Greek immigrants drawn to America by the promise of abundant opportunities. They settled in the farms of New Springville and Bulls Head and in the busy life of Port Richmond. Staten Island's Greek Community highlights traditional aspects of Greek culture and exults in the Americanization, accomplishments, and contributions of this group. The historic images in this book capture familiar scenes such as Greek farms and roadside stands overflowing with succulent vegetables, truck farmers venturing into Manhattan to bring their produce to the Washington Market, and the Candy Kitchen in Port Richmond.
Category: History

Staten Island

Author : Margaret Lundrigan
ISBN : 0738545457
Genre : History
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Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City, is still remembered fondly for the 5ยข Staten Island Ferry ride to Manhattan. The rolling hills of Staten Island greet ships as they enter the Narrows of New York Harbor and sail beneath the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. The island's ever-evolving history dates back to days as a hunting ground of the Lenape Indian tribe. Today, it is a thriving suburban community. In this volume, the reader will explore the roots of this historic island, tour its streets, and meet some memorable Staten Islanders--Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of one of the largest fortunes in America; Governor Daniel Tompkins, who served as vice president of the United States under President Monroe; and Alice Austen, one of the pre-eminent women photographers of the nineteenth century. Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi and inventor Antonio Meucci created a legacy on the island, as did the oystermen from Snow Hill, Maryland, who founded Sandy Ground. The reader also glimpses historic charitable organizations such as Sailors' Snug Harbor and Mount Loretto and visits the living village known as Historic Richmondtown.
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Staten Island Rapid Transit

Author : Marc Pitanza
ISBN : 9781467123389
Genre : History
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Staten Island's first railroad began in 1860 as a passenger line connecting towns along the island's eastern shore, with ferry service from Vanderbilt's Landing to Manhattan. The Staten Island Rapid Transit was a second line, built in 1885. During the 19th century, major eastern trunk railroads competed for the New York freight market. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) was a latecomer but saw opportunity with Staten Island in 1886, buying interest in both railroads. The B&O took control of the island's passenger service and turned it into a thriving commuter railroad with three branches and nearly 40 stations, forever changing transportation in the borough. Reaching Staten Island from Cranford, New Jersey, the B&O built a major freight yard at Arlington and a waterfront terminal at St. George. The railroad's customers ran the gamut from large industries like Proctor & Gamble to small one-carload coal dealerships. By 1971, the cash-strapped B&O sold the passenger service to the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), and by 1985, the B&O had left New York for good.
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The Jewish Community Of Staten Island

Author : Jenny Tango
ISBN : 0738513148
Genre : History
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a small group of Jewish immigrants carved out their own vibrant community in Staten Island. Jewish settlers clustered around the Arietta Street, St. George, Bergen Point, and Perth Amboy ferries and built seven synagogues and a Jewish community center. Jewish dry goods, candy, hardware, and men's furnishings stores sprung up along the major shopping areas of Jersey Street and Richmond Avenue. As the Jewish population grew, it expanded into new developments in Willowbrook, Eltingville, and Arden Heights and was able to support a Jewish elementary school.
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ISBN : 0738574066
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Tottenville, located at the southernmost point in New York State, has long been considered the forgotten town in the forgotten borough of New York City. The area was first populated in the 1600s by the Lenni Lenape Indians who summered on its shores, assured of a bountiful harvest from the sea. Bordered on three sides by water, the town had its roots in the oyster fishing, shipbuilding, and ship repair industries and grew rapidly. The Verrazano Bridge, opened in the 1960s, connected Staten Island to Brooklyn and caused a building boom island-wide. Despite the tremendous growth in population, Tottenville retains its small-town feel and offers residents an oasis from big city life in the form of a welcoming and tight-knit community.
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Congressional Quarterly S Politics In America 1992

Author : Phil Duncan
ISBN : UCSC:32106009768281
Genre : Political Science
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Provides a brief biography of the governor, senators, and members of the House of Representatives from each state as well as information on every congressional district
Category: Political Science

Staten Island Like It Or Not

Author : Lorenzo Lucchesi
ISBN : 1793180466
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Staten Island: Like It or Not! is an unparalleled and unprecedented critical analysis of New York's "forgotten borough" examined through its ethnic history, politics and government, and social dynamics. A compilation of interviews with hundreds of native Staten Islanders, Staten Island: Like It or Not! explores change-inducing phenomena such as land development and immigration on the North Shore, Mid-Island, and South Shore through commentary extracted directly from the anecdotes, memories, and oral traditions expressed by Islanders themselves. Following the opening of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connecting Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to the Island's east shore, Staten Island underwent a drastic transformation into a rapidly-evolving borough, leaving behind the ruins of a nostalgic past intertwined with that of the country's. Staten Island: Like It or Not! assembles the astonishing never-before-seen narrative of a borough whose community united together in neighborhoods from New Brighton to Rosebank to Tottenville to Port Richmond to achieve the manifestation of the "American Dream." An ideal model of small business America, Staten Island once boasted thousands of locally-owned Italian-American stores and other establishments whose legacies have been nearly erased with the stroke of time. Author Lorenzo Lucchesi has produced the family-held stories and testimony of Islanders ranging from century-old residents to politicians to restauranteurs to bakers to tradesmen to tell the incredible story of New York City's last frontier. As suburbanization increases exponentially throughout the once rural streets paved by the hands of hardworking immigrants and settled in the early-1900s by entrepreneurs seeking a retreat from their city homes at summer bungalows, Staten Island faces the Armageddon for the salvation of its triumphant past battled at the forefront of its industries, innovations, and vibrant personalities. An entertaining yet genuine look at Staten Island, Staten Island: Like It or Not! draws on the Island longed for both past and future by many, and the Island accurately interpreted by few.