Dongan Hills is situated on Staten Island’s east shore, and provides a stunning combination of beaches, parks and waterfront promenades that make for some of New York City’s most beautiful living.
The neighborhood, resting between Lower New York Bay and the base of Todt Hill, is a great place for renters and visitors alike to explore peaceful streets, breathe in sea air, and hike through natural wetlands.
Dongan Hills was originally two separate neighborhoods, Hillside Park and Linden Park. They were combined and named after Thomas Dongan, who served as New York’s governor when it was just a small colony in the 17th century. The neighborhood’s anchor is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk, the world’s 4th largest boardwalk, is a wide promenade where people stroll day and night and catch amazing views of the Verrazano Bridge and the Atlantic Ocean. Built in 1935 to provide jobs during the Great Depression, the Boardwalk is a great destination for beachgoers, bikers, and anybody who wants a quick escape from city life. It’s renowned for its famous Turtle Fountain, where kids can splash underneath a beautiful sculpture of a turtle, and Freedom Circle, that features US flags from the Revolutionary War up until today. Nearby Miller Field offers plenty of recreational space for sports, bird watching, and picnics.
If you love seafood, Dongan Hills offers the best in Staten Island. Restaurants offer fresh catches at great prices. Whether you want a full-service restaurant, clam shack, raw bar, or retail fish market, Dongan Hills’ seafood experts welcome you like you’re family.
On Richmond Road, the major shopping and business street for the community, national chains of banks and restaurants share space with local businesses with boutique flair. Keep an eye out for Richmond Road’s world famous bagels.
Dongan Hills commuters can easily access the Staten Island Railway which takes you to the Staten Island Ferry terminal within minutes, where free ferries leave for Manhattan. Several express buses run to Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Local Subway Stops
- SI Grant City
- SI Jefferson Av
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Dongan Hills Statistics
- 53% Private House
- 35% Other
- 6% Walk-Up
- 6% Townhouse