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New Brighton is a neighborhood located on the North Shore of Staten Island in New York. New Brighton spans approximately 0.3 square miles and is home to just under 5,500 New Yorkers according to the 2010 United States Census. Located near the St. George Ferry Terminal, New Brighton residents have easy access to Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry. Travel time by ferry is approximately twenty-five minutes. St. George is also the northernmost stop along the MTA Staten Island Railway. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is a regional arts center located in New Brighton. It consists of twenty-six historical buildings, nine distinctive botanical gardens, a two-acre urban farm, and ten acres of wetlands on an 83-acre campus. Snug Harbor is known as a cultural destination of New York, offering dynamic programming in arts, education, horticulture, agriculture, and recreation throughout the year. A number of historic sites are located within New Brighton, most notably The W.S. Pendleton Homes. Located at 1 and 22 Pendleton Place, they were officially designated landmarks of New York City in 1989. W.S. Pendleton, a real estate entrepreneur, owned both homes in the 1850s. 22 Pendleton is particularly distinctive with its Gothic Revival style, a rare example of Victorian Romanticism in New York. It features a spire-topped tower, steeply pitched gables, and bay windows. 1 Pendleton Place was built in the Stick Style. St. Peter's Church also has historical significance as the oldest Roman Catholic church on Staten Island, established in 1839. The current church was constructed from 1900 to 1903 and a rectory was added in 1912. Three parochial schools have operated in the parish and after extensive renovation, the St. Peter's High School for Girls opened in 2013 as a new public elementary school, leased by the NYC Department of Education. Gerardi's Farmer Market is located in New Brighton on Richmond Terrace and carries fresh, local produce year-round. A local destination since 1985, Gerardi's has a wide selection of produce and a full service garden center. Gerardi's receives daily shipments of produce from their two farms in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The garden center has a wide selection of annuals, perennials, and shrubs in addition to supplies. The Atlantic Salt Company is adjacent to Gerardi's and stores salt used to remove ice from roads in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Over 350,000 tons of salt are stored at a time in anticipation of harsh winter conditions. In addition to providing this valuable resource, the company is also dedicated to giving back to the community of Staten Island. They have invested money to clean the north shore and create walking and biking paths along Richmond Terrace.

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