Grasmere, Staten Island

A postcard of Cameron's Pond

Grasmere is the name of a neighborhood located on the East Shore of Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City.

Grasmere although crossed by major roads has retained its quiet suburban character. The area and adjoining Concord was dotted with lakes and ponds similar to the English Lake District village of Grasmere. The name is often attributed to Sir Roderick Cameron, an American resident of Canadian descent who was knighted by Queen Victoria.

TransportationEdit

The Staten Island Railway stops in the neighborhood's eponymous station. The distance between Grasmere station and next station north in Clifton is the longest between any two stations on the system.[1]

Grasmere is also served by the S78 and S79 SBS local buses on Hylan Boulevard and the S53 local bus on Clove Road. Express bus service is provided by the SIM1, SIM7 and SIM10 on Hylan Boulevard, the SIM15 on Targee Street (northbound) and Richmond Road (southbound), the SIM3C and SIM35 Narrows Road, and the SIM30 on Tompkins Ave.[2]

Points of interestEdit

950 Fingerboard Road in Grasmere is the location of the executive offices of the Staten Island Advance, the island's daily newspaper.[3]

Brady's Pond is a privately owned pond located south of the Staten Island Expressway between the Staten Island Railway and Hylan Boulevard. The pond abuts several houses in Grasmere.[4][5] It is owned and operated by the Cameron Club of Staten Island, and access to the pond is restricted to members of the club.[6][7] The neighborhood's only public park, Brady's Pond Preserve, is located at the pond's northwest corner.[7]

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 21, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Staten Island Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. August 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Flamm, Matthew (2010-11-21). "Advance Publications at crossroads". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  4. ^ Kadinsky, Sergey (December 7, 2016). "Brady's Pond, Staten Island". Hidden Waters. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  5. ^ "Staten Island Gems -- Brady's Pond, Grasmere". silive. September 2, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  6. ^ Sherry, Virginia N. (June 5, 2014). "New website celebrates 'best kept secret' on Staten Island". silive. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Beyer, Gregory (2008-09-05). "Bucolic and Bustling, All at Once". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  8. ^ "Pitta & Giblin LLP, Attorneys at Law". Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2009-05-18.

Coordinates: 40°36′18″N 74°05′16″W / 40.60500°N 74.08778°W / 40.60500; -74.08778