Woodrow, Staten Island

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Woodrow United Methodist Church

Woodrow is a neighborhood located on the South Shore of Staten Island, New York, United States. The neighborhood is represented in the New York City Council by Joe Borelli.

The first Methodist church in the immediate New York City area opened in the neighborhood in 1771. Known today as the Woodrow United Methodist Church, its original congregants included some of the island's earliest well-known families. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

Long regarded as the western part of Huguenot pursuant to the custom of old-time Staten Islanders of naming a particular East Shore or South Shore neighborhood after the nearest station on the Staten Island Railway. The Prince's Bay post office is actually located in Woodrow, as well as I.S. 75.[citation needed]

Woodrow is part of Staten Island Community District 3 and its ZIP Code is 10312.[2] Woodrow is patrolled by the 123rd Precinct of the New York City Police Department.

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

P.S 62 and P.S 56 are located in Woodrow. P.S 3 and P.S 6 are also located near Woodrow. I.S 75, an intermediate school is located in Woodrow. Some intermediate school students living in Woodrow are zoned for I.S 34. The local public High School is Tottenville High School which is located in the Huguenot section of Staten Island. St. Joseph by the Sea High School, a Catholic High School, is located near the neighborhood as well.

Library[edit]

New York Public Library, Huguenot Park branch

The New York Public Library (NYPL) operates the Huguenot Park branch at 830 Huguenot Avenue, near the intersection with Drumgoole Road East. The branch opened in January 1985, replacing what was once the smallest New York Public Library building just east of the station (still standing). The Huguenot Park branch was possibly named in honor of the nearby Staten Island Railway station's former name.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Woodrow is served by the S56 local bus on Woodrow and Foster Roads; the S55 bus on Bloomingdale Road; and the S74 and S84 on Woodrow Road, Bloomingdale Road, and Rossdale Avenue. Express bus service to Manhattan is provided by the SIM25 along Rossville Avenue and Foster Road and the SIM26 along Bloomingdale Road.[4]

The Korean War Veterans Parkway and New York State Route 440 both pass through the neighborhood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NYC Planning | Community Profiles". communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov. New York City Department of City Planning. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "About the Huguenot Park Library". The New York Public Library. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Staten Island Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. August 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.

Coordinates: 40°32′36″N 74°11′50″W / 40.54333°N 74.19722°W / 40.54333; -74.19722