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Image courtesy of Jim Henderson. Used by permission under Public Domain. License Info Photo has been cropped.

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Rosebank is a beautiful neighborhood located in the northeastern part of Staten Island. It is bordered by Clifton to the north, and Arrochar to the south, and the Upper New York Bay to the east. This spectacular location provides one with magnificent views of Manhattan and the Verrazano Bridge. Living in Rosebank will allow one to follow a rich history while being provided with a comfortable living space for the future. Before this small Staten Island town became known as Rosebank, it was formerly known as Peterstown. It wasn’t until the 1880s the region came to be called Rosebank presumably for an abundance of rose bushes and its location on the shore. It has always been known for its Italian population, as immigrants began arriving here as early as the 1880s. A substantial part of the shorefront east of Bay Street was taken up by a maritime quarantine station from 1873-1971; the site is now occupied by Coast Guard housing. Rosebank is nationally famed for the presence of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto on Amity Place. One of the main attractions in Rosebank is the Alice Austen House Museum and Garden. This gingerbread cottage exhibits the work of its once owner Alice Austen, one of America's most renowned female photographers. The museum provides its visitors with tremendous exhibits as well as a beautiful view of the Narrows that cant be matched. When looking for activates and other attractions in Rosebank one may stumble upon the steeples of two churches, the remains of an old fort, and the green of Von Briesen Park. Von Briesen Park sits on the former estate of Arthur Von Briesen and provides the community with a beautiful landscape along the northeast shore of Staten Island. Residents take full advantage of this park, where children go sledding, as well as Fort Wadsworth, a decommissioned military base, now a park, from whose bluffs you can see the cruise ships coming and going through the Narrows. Rosebank is serviced by two local high schools, Curtis High School and New Drop High School. Commuters from Rosebank have many transportation options. The S51, S52, S78 and S81 buses get rush-hour commuters to the Staten Island Ferry terminal in 15 minutes, but passengers can also catch the Staten Island Railway at Clifton, the adjacent town, from which the train ride to the terminal is six minutes. The 22-minute boat ride, which is free, connects passengers with the 1, 4, 5, R and W trains to Midtown. Rosebank has a real small-town feel. Its breezy location on the Narrows gives spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, Upper New York Bay and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and provides beaches and waterfront parks. Living in Rosebank presents one with a pleasant and desirable living environment.

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