Arlington, Staten Island

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Arlington is a neighborhood on the North Shore of Staten Island in New York City. It is a subsection of the Mariners' Harbor neighborhood, located north of the North Shore Branch, and west of Harbor Road. Arlington was given its name by Civil War veteran and resident Moses Henry Leman, in recognition of Arlington National Cemetery.

Arlington is the location of the Arlington Terrace Apartments on Holland Avenue.


Until March 31, 1953, Arlington was served by the Arlington station of the Staten Island Railway. Arlington is served by the S40, S46 and S48 local bus routes (and their rush-hour-only limited-stop counterparts, which are S90, S96 and S98 respectively). Express bus routes in Arlington are the SIM33 and SIM34.[1]


Arlington residents are generally zoned for P.S. 44 (in Mariners' Harbor) and I.S. 72 in Heartland Village. Nearby schools also include P.S. 22 and I.S. 51. The local high school is Port Richmond High School.

A branch of the New York Public Library is planned for the community, to be located at 206 South Avenue. It is scheduled for completion in 2011.


Arlington consists of the census tract 319.02. As of the 2010 census, the demographics were 54% Black or African American, 9% Nonhispanic White, 2% Asian, and 2% Multiracial. Hispanics of any race made up 31% of the population.[2]

According to City-data,[3] the median household income in Arlington was $36,577 in 2009. 25.7% of the population lives below the poverty line, making it one of the poorer communities in Staten Island, though a more working-class area compared to the rest of the city.[citation needed]

Houses along South Avenue in Arlington
Houses along South Avenue in Arlington
The Mariners' Harbor Library on South Avenue, under construction
The Mariners' Harbor Library on South Avenue, under construction

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Staten Island Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census -". The New York Times. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
  3. ^ "Arlington neighborhood in Staten Island, New York (NY), 10303 subdivision profile - real estate, apartments, condos, homes, community, population, jobs, income, streets". Retrieved 2011-11-25.
  4. ^ "Council candidate's historic run, defined by passion". 4 October 2009.

Coordinates: 40°38′09″N 74°09′58″W / 40.63583°N 74.16611°W / 40.63583; -74.16611