Emerson Hill is the name of a hill, and the neighborhood upon which the hill is situated, in Staten Island, New York, one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA.
The hill is named for Judge William Emerson, brother of Ralph Waldo Emerson; the judge purchased a house on the hill in 1843. The judge's children were tutored by Henry David Thoreau, who lived for a time in nearby Concord.
A highly affluent community, the roads on Emerson Hill are technically private, and several gates are found at approaches to the enclave; since the gates are seldom closed and are not manned by security personnel, however, it does not officially qualify as a gated community.
In 1971, two large Tudor homes at the end of Longfellow Avenue served as Casa Corleone for the filming of Francis Ford Coppola's classic movie The Godfather.
Today Emerson Hill is separated from its northern neighbor Grymes Hill by the Staten Island Expressway.
The equally exclusive neighborhood of Todt Hill - where private roads also exist - borders Emerson Hill on the south.
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