St. George Ferry Terminal
To Tottenville To Stations
WHAT’S IN A NAME:  “St. George” was derived not from the dragon slaying saint, but from George Law who agreed to relinquish the land rights for a ferry terminal only when promised he’d be canonized in the town’s name.
Exiting the St. George Ferry Terminal you face Richmond Terrace and Staten Island Borough Hall
Up the stairs next to
Borough Hall onto
Stuyvesant Place
Hyatt Street, along with Stuyvesant Place, has a lively mix of small businesses among the Courts and Offices of Staten Island’s Civic Center.
Under the municipal parking lot is the last resting place of those ill immigrants sent from Ellis Island to the Quarantine Hospital in St. George.  The site will become a national monument on the plaza in front of the new Courthouse which will rise in this space.
The Box Office opened December 4, 1929.
Rosemary Cappozalo, a leading member of Staten Island’s dance community as Mrs. Rosemary rose from her New Dorp studio to save the venerable St. George Theatre from the wrecking ball and make it a vibrant venue.
Hyatt Street looking from St. Marks Place, circa 1929, appeared pretty much as it does today.  Inside Borough Hall restored WPA era murals tell the history of Staten Island.  To the right is the St. George Branch of the New York Public Library.
The Staten Island Railway yards are just behind the Ferry Terminal, to the far left.  The civic center of Staten Island is known for its diverse mix of architecture and population.  The two towers of Castleton Park Apartments are the tallest buildings in the Borough.  Between them is the landmark Curtis High School, to the right, St. Peter’s R.C. Church with its soaring bell tower.  Out in the water, far right, a tug returns from escorting a huge ship along the Kill van Kull to Port Elizabeth.
MTA Staten Island Railway Station 1 of 22
A rush-hour crowd exits into the St. George Ferry Terminal.
Around 17,000 people ride the Railway daily.
Looking back down the stairs from Stuyvesant Place toward the Ferry Terminal
Exiting the St. George Station on below-grade tracks.  Borough Hall looms above.
Even on a rainy day, the Manhattan skyline views are spectacular.