Sailors Snug Harbor, Staten Island : NYC Tourist Guide

Sailors Snug Harbor, Staten Island, in NYC, New York, USA


Home Staten Island Neighborhoods Sailors Snug Harbor Info

Sailors Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City

Getting Started

Index

NYC Neighborhoods

Manhattan
Brooklyn
Queens
Bronx
Staten Island

NYC Icons

Chrysler Building
Flatiron Building
Empire State Building

Safe NYC

NYPD
FDNY

NYC Weather

NYC Climate
NYC Weather Forecast
Winter Season
Spring Season
Summer Season
Fall Season

NYC History & Politics

New York City History
Tammany Hall and Politics
New York City Politicians
New York City Personalities

Culture of Gotham City

Culture of the city
Cultural diversity
City in popular culture

Sailors Snug Harbor
Founded in 1808 by Captain Robert Richard Randall (for whom the nearby neighborhood of Randall Manor is named), Sailors Snug Harbor was the first and only home for retired merchant seamen in the history of the United States, when it opened in 1833. By 1900 it housed approximately 1,000 ex-sailors; however this number would decline soon after the Social Security system was implemented in the United States, and by the mid-1950s less than 200 residents remained.

In the 1960s the 83 acre (336,000 m) site was being coveted by land developers, leading to the formation of a local movement whose goal was the preservation of the property; this goal was met in 1976 when the City of New York bought the land, and the few retired sailors still living on the grounds were relocated to a facility in North Carolina.

On September 12, 1976, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center was officially opened to the public. Its attractions include the Newhouse Center For Contemporary Art, the John A. Noble Maritime Collection, the Staten Island Botanic Garden, and the Staten Island Children's Museum.

Conveniently located a short distance from the St. George ferry terminal, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center is one of the most visited tourist sites on Staten Island. A station on the now-defunct North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway bore the name Sailors Snug Harbor, but was actually located almost mile to the east of the property's main entrance; the stop immediately to the west of this - known as Livingston - was the closest station to the center's front gate.





This is NYC

New York City Neighborhoods

NYC has a rich history in diversity and the city as a whole is nothing more than many small neighborhoods. Explore it with us..

NYC Neighborhoods
Manhattan Island

NYC Waterfronts & Beaches

NYC's waterfront is roughly 600 miles long and the overall form of the Harbor has remained unchanged from the time of Giovanni da Verrazzano. Learn more about the harbor, its shores and its waterways.

NYC Waterfronts
New York City Beaches

History and Politics of NYC

Did you know that New York City was briefly the U.S. capital during 1789-90 and was state capital until 1797?

New York City History
Tammany Hall and Politics
New York City Politicians

Culture of Gotham City

The culture of NYC is shaped by centuries of immigration, the city's size and variety, and its status as the cultural capital of the United States.

Culture of the city
Cultural diversity
City in popular culture




Travel & Transportation

The dominant mode of transportation in New York City is mass transit - Subways and Buses. However, it is the Taxicabs that are real New York icons!

Safety & Security

How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.

New York Climate

New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall.
New York Weather Forecast

Demographics

New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country.
Ethnic composition



New York Newspapers

Niagara Falls Express: Overnight Tour from New York Romance Over Manhattan Private Helicopter Flight

home | go to top | contact us | privacy policy | site map

Quick Links to 5 Boroughs Manhattan | Bronx | Staten Island | Staten Island | Staten Island

Website: 2004-08 NYCTouristGuide.com All Rights Reserved. Permission must be secured prior to duplication of any content, including images.
All Photos: 2000-2007 Nishanth Gopinathan | StockPhotographs.org, unless otherwise credited. All International Rights Reserved.

Hosting: PixvieweRTM Web Hosting | Web Design: Live EyesTM (LiveEyes.org)