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]

Education[edit]

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]

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.[3]

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

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