Eltingville is on the South Shore of Staten Island. Previous names were South Side and Seaside. The name is derived from the Eltings, a prominent Dutch family who settled in this area during the 19th century. The French Huguenots and the Dutch and were the first settlers in Eltingville. In the early 20th century, Norwegians immigrated to this area of Staten Island. Surnames, such as Hansen, Johnson, Erickson, Swanson, Nygren, Ronning, and Bundesen were common in Eltingville.
Eltingville homes were once built by Swedish immigrants. Today, there is a commercial area where a prominent Italian-American population resides. The property types on homes in Eltingville are one and two family free-standing detached homes as well as one and two family semi attached style homes. Attached homes and condos can also be found in Eltingville. The styles would be Hi Ranch, Low Ranch, Raised Ranch, Broadside Ranch, Colonial, Cape and Townhouses. Tudor & Victorian style homes can also found in Eltingville, but are not very common. Eltingville’s most famous resident is action movie star, Steven Seagal.
Lieutenant John H. Martinson Playground: Preston Ave Between Kotch Blvd and Osborne Ave (adjacent to PS 55)
Laredo Avenue Parcel: Annadale Rd. between Laredo Ave. and Lamoka Ave., Memphis Ave.
Public schools can be found in Eltingville Staten Island NY. Check with the Dept. of Education: For more information about public schools, you can find it here (NYC Board of Education)
Eltingville Lutheran (Private School) 300 Genesee Ave Staten Island NY 10312.
Notable restaurants in Eltingville include Golden Dove Diner, Giovanni’s Trattoria, Joyce’s Tavern, and Desert Rose Cafe a Mediterranean Restaurant, Chicken Holiday American Chicken Restaurant, Sal and Lloyd’s Pizza, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Empire Szechuan, Valduccis Pizza, Campania Coal Fired Pizza, There is a wide variety of cuisine, including Italian, Japanese, Chinese, etc.
STORES & BUSINESSES
Stop & Shop, Country Doughnuts, Duane Reade Pharmacy, Eltingville Florist, Kim’s Eltingville Liquor Store, Bagel Depot, Amboy Liquors, John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals Inc., Eltingville Cards Inc. Alfonzo’s Bakery Subway Sandwiches, Carvel Ice Cream, these stores have a dominant presence in Eltingville.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is a landmark church. It was built in 1865 and deemed a historic place in 1982. Other houses of worship in Eltingville include Holy Child Catholic Church, Eltingville Lutheran Church, Calvary Assembly of God, Bethel Evangelical Church, Young Israel of Eltingville, and Full Grace Staten Island Assembly of God (Korean)
Eltingville’s train station is on Richmond Avenue & Eltingville Boulevard. Buses which run through Eltingville include the S59, S78, S79, S89, and Select Bus Service. The Eltingville Transit Center is where many express buses begin and end their routes.
Towns which neighbor Eltingville include Great Kills, Annadale and Arden Heights.