Eltingville, Staten Island, New York City
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Eltingville is the name of a neighborhood on Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. It is on the island's South Shore, immediately to the south of Great Kills and north of Annadale.
Originally called South Side, and later Seaside, the neighborhood owes its present name to a prominent family by the name of Elting which settled there in the late 19th Century. It was the southern terminus of the Staten Island Railway until 1860, when the line was extended to Tottenville. The community's main business district sprang up around the railroad station, which is located a short distance west of the intersection of Amboy Road and Richmond Avenue. It is probably with the neighborhoods of Eltingville and Great Kills collectively in mind that New York Telephone named a telephone exchange "Honeywood" in the 1920s; this exchange, which also served Annadale and Huguenot, was retired from service in 1959, but a local business establishment - Honeywood Liquors on Hylan Boulevard - remained for decades as a reminder of the exchange's existence.
Beginning in the mid-1960s, Eltingville, like many other Staten Island neighborhoods, was the scene of massive new home construction, replacing the farmland that had heretofore predominated. This caused some logistical problems, chief among them the lack of existing sewer lines in the region, which then needed to be built. As a result, local traffic frequently had to be detoured from many main thoroughfares, including a large section of Hylan Boulevard in the early 1990s.
Actor Steven Seagal once lived in Eltingville, the western portion of which is sometimes reckoned as a separate neighborhood called Greenridge. One other Notable celebrity from Eltingville is fashion mode Patti Hansen. The Eltingville native is mostly known for having married Rolling Stones Guitarist Keith Richards. Keith gave her an old NYC medallion yellow checkered cab which used to be seen on the streets of Staten Island. Phil Mondiello, notably known for cheating the trading card game world, resides in Eltingville.
The area is home to many schools, most popular being Public School 42 and Public School 55 which send students to Intermediate School 7 for middle school.
The area also seems to have a nostalgia due to its Italian influence and many family owned shops and pizzerias. Eltingville features everything from large homes to condos, fast food to fine dining, and much more
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