ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
St. George sits on the northeast corner of Staten Island, and surrounds the ferry terminal. As the Island’s civic and transportation hub, it contains courthouses and municipal offices that serve as its centerpieces and hosts over 70,000 passengers daily on the Staten Island ferry. The neighborhood has become a focal point for investment and development due to its scenic views of lower Manhattan and ease of travel.
Connected to the rest of Downtown Staten Island by the Bay Street corridor, St. George offers an array of cultural and entertainment options for visitors, including the Staten Island Yankees, the St. George Theatre, and the National Lighthouse Museum. The Empire Outlets and Lighthouse Point will soon offer prime retail options, eateries, and open space, just a short walk away from the ferry.
With a rich history going back hundreds of years, St. George is known for its variety of well-kept architectural styles including Victorian, Tudor, and Art Deco, and its topography that offers sweeping views of New York Harbor.
"THE ST. GEORGE DAY FESTIVAL IS A COLORFUL WAY FOR STATEN ISLANDERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY, and TO COLLABORATE WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS. THE DRAGON PARADE HAS BECOME ICONIC AND FEELS VERY STATEN ISLAND. IT'S QUIRKY BUT HAS A MESSAGE OF TOGETHERNESS."
Melissa West, St. George Day organizer | Source: St George Day: Dragons, DIY designs and more in Tompkinsville Park
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TrAsh & Recylcing
Much of the talk about St. George these days revolves around all the new development at the Ferry terminal and beyond. But the neighborhood has a rich history of merchants and businesses with deep roots in the community. A great example of that is Glen Mancuso, who recently celebrated the 20-year anniversary of his Allstate Insurance office on Bay Street in St. George. Glen has seen the area go through many changes, and he remains firmly committed to it. Aside from his professional accomplishments, which include receiving the prestigious Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Award, he has devoted many volunteer hours to supporting the community by, among other things, serving on the Board of Directors of the National Lighthouse Museum, serving as the emcee of the annual Borough Hall holiday tree lighting event, and helping coordinate a neighborhood restaurant crawl. Congratulations to Glen on his milestone anniversary and best wishes for many more!
visit the neighborhood
Take in a ballgame, a show, or a museum … Enjoy the rich history and layered culture that sits just a stone’s throw away from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.
what to do
- EAT authentic Italian dishes and thin-crust pizza just a short walk from the ferry at Pier 76
- DRINK delicious cocktails with the local residents at 120 Bay Cafe
- SHOP a variety of vintage wear & jewelry at Everything Goes Thrift Store
- RELAX with impressive views of the Manhattan skyline along the St. George waterfront
- VISIT a wine tasting at the friendly & expertly curated boutique wine shop: Honor Wines
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