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Mariner’s Harbor is a neighborhood on Staten Island located in the northwest area of the island. The Harbor is known for its two wonderful waterfront views along Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull. Living in Mariner’s Harbor today will give you the opportunity to experience a noteworthy revival in a family-oriented community. In the early 20th century, Mariner’s Harbor was known for housing large shipping and dry dock companies. During the recent revitalization, two tugboat companies, K-Sea and McAllister, and a few small dry docks, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, now operate on the harbor. Most recently, the neighborhood has increased shopping activity by adding food and shopping stores all down Forest Avenue from Lake Avenue to South Avenue. Mariner’s Harbor is experiencing an economic boom with the influx of retailers in the area. This not only includes the addition of businesses like Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Home Depot and Charlie Brown’s but in the housing market as well. Along with the old sea captain’s houses and the historic homes from the early 20th century, there has been numerous homes built in the last ten years. The homes that have been built in the last 3 years are detached one or two family homes while the older ones are typically multiple houses; townhouses or semidetached. The Mariner’s Harbor Houses is home to 1,728 residents and cornered by Brabant Street, Roxbury Street, Continental Place and Grandview Avenue. It is a New York Public Housing complex with 22 buildings and 605 apartments, each three and six stories high. The complex also offers one-family homes that were originally built to house workers from the family-oriented Procter & Gamble's Port Ivory facility, which is now Howland Hook Marine Terminal. Most residents attend Port Richmond High School, Intermediate School 51, Public School 22 and Public School 44 as well as Intermediate School 72 located in Heartland Village. Public School 44 offers pre-K to fifth grade and is known for its small classes with a student-teacher ratio of 1:13. In addition to the various after-school activities, they offer a chorus which is made up of 4th and 5th graders. They have performed at St. John’s University in the past. For the last six to eight years, Port Richmond High School has been placed in the Top 500 schools by Newsweek magazine. The Richmond Marching Band has performed a few times in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Manhattan. Over 200 students make up the various bands offered. The school also offers 32 competitive athletic teams. One of the Harbor’s most attractive amenities is the newest branch of the New York Public Library System which opened at the end of 2013. This single-story branch is the 13th branch on Staten Island that serves around 30,000 people. This library was honored with the Award for Excellence in Design from New York City's Public Design Commission. Mariner’s Harbor primary public transportation is the bus. The S40, S46 and S48 are the local bus stops and S90, S96 and S98 are the rush-hour only limited stops.

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  • Ps 44 Thomas C. Brown School


  • Grandview Playground
  • Mariners Harbor Playground
  • Richmond Terrace Wetlands

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