To St. George To Tottenville To Stations
At the Station
Sunday work on Station infrastructure.
Borough Hall is seen in the background.
Cromwell Center, city-run recreation pier.
Miller’s Launch reminds us Staten Island has strong maritime industry potential.  Their mailing address is “Pier 7 1/2.”  They have vessels ranging from 10 feet to 110 feet, all named for family members.  Check it out at
SHIPS . . .
In the office.
Toward the water
Dramatic harbor view from the crest of Corson Avenue, one of Staten Island’s many hills.  The Tompkinsville Railway Station is located to the right of the smokestack at the bottom of the hill.  Between is Victory Boulevard, arguably Staten Island’s most ethnically diverse shopping area.
Adjacent to the Tompkinsville Station, at the water’s edge, are a maritime services company, a gated community of three industrial buildings converted to lofts, and a city pool and recreation pier.
MTA Staten Island Railway Station 2 of 22
Latino Shop
Polish food shop
and restaurant
Shop run by the Ganas Community.
WHAT’S IN A NAME:  Tompkinsville:   In 1832 Minthorne Tompkins, the son of the Vice President to James Monroe, Daniel D. Tompkins, acquired land from the Vanderbilts and laid out the streets.  With William J. Staples, he started a ferry service from the neighborhood waterfront to Manhattan and began advertising their new village in 1836.
         Emily Miller                                      Sorensen Miller
Lyons Pool.
Recently refurbished Tompkinsville Park