Richmond Road (Staten Island)

Richmond Road is a major north-south artery along the East Shore of the New York City borough of Staten Island. It is approximately 4.93 miles (7.93 km) long, and runs through the neighborhoods of Concord, Grymes Hill, Emerson Hill, Grasmere, Old Town, Dongan Hills, Grant City, Todt Hill, New Dorp, Egbertville, Lighthouse Hill, and Richmondtown.

Richmond Road
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Richmond Road near Targee Street
Owner City of New York
Maintained by NYCDOT
Length 4.93 mi[1] (7.93 km)
Location Staten Island, New York
Coordinates 40°35′5.85″N 74°6′23.02″W / 40.5849583°N 74.1063944°W / 40.5849583; -74.1063944Coordinates: 40°35′5.85″N 74°6′23.02″W / 40.5849583°N 74.1063944°W / 40.5849583; -74.1063944
South end Arthur Kill Road in Richmondtown
Major
junctions
I-278 in Concord
North end Vanderbilt Avenue in Park Hill

Route descriptionEdit

Parts of Richmond Road along with all of Vanderbilt Avenue and all of Amboy Road form Staten Island's colonial-era eastern corridor that predates the newer, straighter, and wider Hylan Boulevard. The three roads that make up the corridor share a common numbering system, i.e. Richmond Road's numbers start where Vanderbilt Avenue's leave off and Amboy Road's numbers start where Amboy Road forks away from Richmond Road. This numbering system includes the numerically highest of street addresses in New York City.[2]

Other roads that fork off of the Richmond Road corridor are St. Paul's Avenue, Van Duzer Street, Targee Street, Rockland Avenue, Bloomingdale Road, Pleasant Plains Avenue, and Richmond Valley Road.

TransportationEdit

Richmond Road is served by the S74, S84, S76 and S86 local buses, as well as the SIM15 express bus. The S54 and S57 local buses also cover a portion of the route.

HistoryEdit

Richmond Road dates back to the early 1700s, laid out as part of the "Public Common General Road", and was likely a Native American footpath prior to that.[3][4]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in the New York City borough of Staten Island

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Richmondtown0.000.00Arthur Kill Road south / Richmond Hill Road west
New Dorp1.452.33Amboy Road south
Todt Hill3.866.21Targee StreetSouthern terminus of one-way segment
ConcordPark Hill
line
4.597.39  I-278 (Staten Island Expressway) – Goethals Bridge, Verrazano BridgeExit 13A on I-278; access via Narrows Road
Park Hill4.937.93Van Duzer Street / Vanderbilt Avenue
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Richmond County Inventory Listing" (CSV). New York State Department of Transportation. August 7, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "End of the Line". Forgotten New York. Archived from the original on October 17, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  3. ^ (18 October 2008). "Our Staten Island Streets:" Richmond Road, Staten Island Advance (reprint of article which originally appeared in same publication in 1997)
  4. ^ Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island, New York, Volume 2, p. 448 (1900)