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Silver Lake
Silver Lake is the name of both a reservoir and an adjacent neighborhood on Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA.

Located inside Silver Lake Park - the first city park to be established on Staten Island - Silver Lake was created in 1917 when water was brought there from the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County, New York, 119 miles (192 km) away, to fill it. The project took three days and was completed on October 25. The reservoir became the largest body of fresh water on Staten Island.

In addition to the reservoir, Silver Lake Park is noted for its public golf course.

The neighborhood to the east and south features several large privately-owned apartment buildings and three cemeteries along Victory Boulevard. To the west of this neighborhood is Grymes Hill and Sunnyside, where the Mid-Island region is said to begin (the Silver Lake section being reckoned as part of the North Shore).





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