Shore Acres, Staten Island
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Shore Acres is generally considered to be bounded by Bay Street on the west, the Upper New York Bay on the east, Nautilus Street on the north, and Arthur Von Briesen Park on the south
The name originally referred to an enclave of upscale homes which were built in the vicinity in the 1930s by Cornelius G. Kolff, a prominent real estate developer and one-time President of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. Soon after the homes were built, the name "Shore Acres" began to be applied to the locality itself.
14-year-old John Deppe fell to his death in Von Briesen Park in 1970.
Shore Acres is distinctive for its secluded atmosphere, in large part provided by abundant shade trees. Along with Randall Manor, it is one of the few upper-class neighborhoods on Staten Island not situated in the series of highlands that begin with Ward Hill in the north and stretch to Lighthouse Hill in the south.
Shore Acres is only served by one bus route. It is the S51/81, which runs on Bay Street.
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- "Staten Island Bus Map January 2013" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
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