An affluent Staten Island neighborhood located on the North Shore, Randall Manor is bordered by the Hudson River to the north, New Brighton to the east, Tompkinsville to the southeast, and Port Richmond to the west.
The neighborhood's name derives from Captain Robert Randall, who founded Sailors' Snug Harbor, an assortment of architecturally prominent houses from the 19th century. Randall initially founded it as a care center for elderly seamen in 1801. Two centuries later, Sailors' Snug Harbor still stands in the northern section of Randall Manor, along the Kill Van Kull. Today, the location is often referred to as the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, offering visitors a blast to the past with beautifully historic architecture, antique fountains, extensive gardens, and a maritime history museum.
Many visitors and residents alike enjoy the homely vibe of Randall Manor, which is populated by a large number of families. With close proximity to the St. George ferry terminal, Randall Manor is a highly desirable location for commuters. Low crime rates and waterfront views are other appealing aspects of the neighborhood. In addition to gardens and stunning architecture, the aforementioned Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden is a hub for various forms of entertainment. On the grounds or nearby are learning resources like the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, The Noble Maritime Collection, The Staten Island Children's Museum, and a 686-seat music hall. Lady Gaga even chose the Snug Harbor Cultural Center as the setting for her "Marry the Night" music video. The Smithsonian-affiliated location provides immersive learning and entertainment no matter one’s age.
In addition to ferry access via the St. George ferry terminal, it’s easy to enter and depart Randall Manor through several bus lines. An express bus, the X30, is available on Forest Avenue and travels between Sunnyside and West Midtown. Local bus routes include the S48/98 to Arlington along Forest Avenue, the S46/96 to Chelsea along Castleton Avenue, and the S44/94 to the Staten Island Mall along Henderson Avenue. With great access for commuters, dazzling riverside views, and a variety of entertainment via the botanical garden, it’s no wonder why Randall Manor is such a coveted neighborhood to live in.
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