Richmond Road (Staten Island)

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Richmond Road
Length 4.93 mi (7.93 km)
Location Richmond
North end Vanderbilt Avenue
South end Richmond Hill Road/Arthur Kill Road

Richmond Road is a major north-south artery along the East Shore of the New York City borough of Staten Island. It is approximately 4.93 miles (7.93 km) long, and runs through the neighborhoods of Concord, Grymes Hill, Emerson Hill, Grasmere, Old Town, Dongan Hills, Grant City, Todt Hill, New Dorp, Egbertville, Lighthouse Hill, and Richmondtown.

Parts of Richmond Road along with all of Vanderbilt Avenue and all of Amboy Road form Staten Island's colonial-era eastern corridor that predates the newer, straighter, and wider Hylan Boulevard. The three roads that make up the corridor share a common numbering system, i.e. Richmond Road's numbers start where Vanderbilt Avenue's leave off and Amboy Road's numbers start where Amboy Road forks away from Richmond Road. This numbering system includes the numerically highest of street addresses in New York City.[1] Other roads that fork off of this corridor are: St. Paul's Avenue, Van Duzer Street, Targee Street, Rockland Avenue, Bloomingdale Road, Pleasant Plains Avenue, and Richmond Valley Road.

Richmond Road is served by the S74/S84 and S76/S86 local buses, as well as the X15 express bus. The S54 and S57 local buses also cover a portion of the route.

History[edit]

Richmond Road dates back to the early 1700s, laid out as part of the "Public Common General Road", and was likely a Native American footpath prior to that.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ (18 October 2008). "Our Staten Island Streets:" Richmond Road, Staten Island Advance (reprint of article which originally appeared in same publication in 1997)
  3. ^ Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island, New York, Volume 2, p. 448 (1900)

Coordinates: 40°35′5.85″N 74°6′23.02″W / 40.5849583°N 74.1063944°W / 40.5849583; -74.1063944