New Dorp, Staten Island: in Dutch means ‘new village’.

 

New Dorp Lane is a pedestrian friendly shopping area which anchors the community. There are many restaurants, salons and ‘mom and pop’ shops, a municipal parking lot and the local train station. Stop by the New Dorp Library and right across the street is a Staten Island favorite, Sedutto’s Ice Cream Parlor. It’s under new management, but has finally returned to the old fashion atmosphere we all knew and loved.

 

Don’t miss shopping New Dorp Lane during the Holiday season. Its always well decorated . The Columbus Day Parade is another Island favorite , which starts at Miller Field and ends at New Dorp Lane and Plaza.

 

There are many local and express bus routes along New Dorp Lane, Hylan Blvd and Richmond Road.

 

Revolutionary War History: New Dorp became the ‘new village’ for dutch settlers on Staten Island in 1671, replacing Old Town  as center of life. The town was an important part in the American revolution and island development. In the summer of 1776, Sir William Howe and his brother, Admiral Richard Howe brought 40,000 soldiers to camp in New Dorp.  There was an important meeting at the Conference House, Tottenville which was with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams with the hope of averting a war.  This was an important attempt, but failed and the colonies went to war with England. Staten island was a England supporter in the beginning of the war, but more people became patriots as the war went on.

 

 

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New Dorp Lighthouse : A rare survivor on Staten Island, it is a Dutch colonial style lighthouse which was lovingly restored. It is privately owned.

If you chose to visit please thank the owner for saving this rare structure. It is private property. Turn right on Altamont Street, and then after four blocks left onto Beacon Avenue. Your first right will be Boyle Street, where you will find the lighthouse.        

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Miller Field and Gateway National park is a NY State park and former air base. It is located at the water’s edge, at New Dorp Lane. And is 187 Areas. It features beach, trails, soccer fields, community gardens and playgrounds.

 

 

Historic Lane Theatre :It is  a NYC Landmark– interior and Marquee. It will re-open soon as a Comedy Club. Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club, based in Pt. Pleasant , NJ is opening at this second location. It has been closed since 2001.  Cinema Treasures  ‘ website states that  it was built in  1938 and in the Art Modern style.

New Dorp Library is located at 309 New Dorp Lane. This is the second location for the library. The original building was designed the renown firm of  Carrere and Hasting , designed all the NYC Carnegie style libraries. The  building is currently used for office space for an architectural firm.

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