Woodrow, Staten Island

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Woodrow United Methodist Church

Woodrow is a name increasingly applied to the western part of Huguenot, 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]

Highways/Major Roads in Woodrow: Roads accessed in Woodrow could be the Korean War Veterans Pkwy corner of Arden Ave or the West Shore Expwy (NY 440)


Public libraries[edit]

New York Public Library operates the Huguenot Park Branch, which serves Woodrow and other neighborhoods, at 830 Huguenot Avenue at Drumgoole Road East. The branch opened in January 1985.[2]


Woodrow is served by the S56 local bus on Woodrow Road during weekdays only. It is also served by the X23 and X24 express buses along Woodrow Road, during rush hours only.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Huguenot Park Branch." New York Public Library. Retrieved on December 22, 2008.

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