Chelsea, Staten Island

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Chelsea is a small neighborhood located on the West Shore of Staten Island in New York City. It is bordered on the north by South Avenue, on the east by the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge, on the south by Meredith Avenue, and on the west by the Arthur Kill.[1]

The area was originally named Pralltown after a family that was granted land there in 1675. During the Revolutionary period it was called Peanutville due to the storage there of quantities of peanuts for the passengers using the ferries to travel between New York and New Brunswick.[1] In the 1950s, there were plans for Consolidated Edison to build a massive electric plant on 100 acres (40 ha) of land that it owned in Chelsea.[2]

Chelsea is mostly open marsh and is relatively undeveloped, although there are some businesses and one-family houses. It borders on the Teleport and is the site of Staten Island's West Shore Plaza and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Meredith Avenue bus depot. Chelsea is served by the S46, S96 and S62, S92 local buses and the X11 express bus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chelsea (ii)" in Jackson, Kenneth T., ed. (2010), The Encyclopedia of New York City (2nd ed.), New Haven: Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-11465-2 
  2. ^ "Con Ed Acquire Indian Point" (PDF). The Hastings News. October 14, 1954. Retrieved July 31, 2016 – via Fultonhistory.com. 
  3. ^ "Staten Island Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 

Coordinates: 40°36′06″N 74°11′34″W / 40.60167°N 74.19278°W / 40.60167; -74.19278