ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Founded by former U.S. Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins and once the site of a Naval Frontier base, Tompkinsville faces New York Harbor between St. George and Stapleton.
You’ll see mainly single-family homes built in the early 20th century and an appealing commercial node around Tompkinsville Park that includes the Pride Center of Staten Island, the borough's LGBTQ+ community center. The neighborhood hosts a lively music and arts scene, with a variety of its businesses taking part in the monthly Second Saturday Art Walk.
Tompkinsville is demographically and culturally diverse and is home to one of the largest Sri Lankan communities outside of the country. This "Little Sri Lanka" has a fast-growing culinary reputation.
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The Angiuli Group
Gary & Sam Angiuli
Father and son duo Gary and Sam Angiuli are long-time property owners and developers in Downtown Staten Island. Their most recent and exciting venture has been the development of Minthorne Street in Tompkinsville, a cluster of locally-owned businesses that includes a brewery, several restaurants, and a fitness/wellness center that is enriching an entire block with a vibe similar to Stone Street in Manhattan. They soon plan to open an outdoor park-like amenity on Minthorne to complement the bustling strip that will include a major public art exhibit. Their commitment to Downtown Staten Island is strong and enduring.
"Bay Street is one of Staten Island’s few remaining main streets, a waterfront community steeped in history, And although for a time it was somewhat depressed, it is now the site of some of the city’s largest and most exciting business projects."
Linda Baran, President and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce | Source: Bay Street gets a makeover
visit the neighborhood
Stroll around and visit street art installations and a locally owned brewery. While the “mom & pop” shops give Tompkinsville a suburban quality, its rich cultural offerings give it its New York City vibe.
what to do
- EAT some of the city's best Sri Lankan food
- DRINK locally brewed beers at Flagship Brewery
- SHOP at a variety of boutiques, clothing stores and markets
- RELAX at Tompkinsville Park
- VISIT a local art gallery
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