Grant City is located on the East Shore of Staten Island New York in zip code 10306. Originally Grant City was called Frenchtown because there were many French residents living in the area. It was renamed by John C. Thompson who was a builder. In honor of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant the town was named Grant City. On Staten Island 1863 there were anti –draft riots, Staten Islanders were opposed to the war. Many of the streets in Grant City were named after historical people. Lincoln Ave named after President Lincoln, Adams Ave named after President John Adams, and Fremont Ave named after General John C. Fremont. There are more, some of them have been renamed. General John C. Fremont a Staten Island resident was the first Republican candidate for the President of the United States. In the 1900”s there was a grand hotel called the Semler’s Midland Park Hotel that stood on the grounds surrounding Lincoln Ave near South Railroad Ave across from the train station. A lovely quiet couple owned the hotel they welcomed all of the neighborhood children to play softball and football on the grounds. Every year they held an annual clam bake and opened their doors to members of the community. At this time there are large condo buildings where this hotel once stood. Grant city is extremely accessible to public transportation and shopping. An official designated landmark The Stone Cottage designed by Ernest Flag in 1925 is located at 1929 Richmond Rd, SI NY.
One and two family detached homes can be seen in Grant City as well as Condos, attached homes. Styles include Colonial, Capes, and Victorians, Tudor, Ranch, Hi Ranch, Raised Ranch and townhouse.
Some nearby parks are: High Rock Park Preserve, take Rockland to Nevada Ave to the entrance.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park, Jefferson St. and Seaver Ave SI NY 10306. Amenities include Baseball and Basketball Fields, Handball Courts, Outdoor Pool, Playground and Spray Shower.
Browse here to find public schools in Grant City.
Here are a few nearby private schools:
St. Christopher’s, PK -8th grade15 Lisbon Pl Staten Island, NY 10306.
Monsignor Farrell High School, 2900 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10306
Our Lady Queen of Peace grades PK – 8th, 22 Steele Ave Staten Island, NY 10306
New Dorp Christian Academy, Kindergarten – 8th grade. 259 Rose Ave, Staten Island, NY, 10306
Alor Café, European/American 2110 Richmond Rd., Troy, European 2271 Hylan Blvd., French Tart, French 1141N. Railroad Ave., Fushimi, Japanese, 2110 Richmond Rd., El Dorado, Spanish 2236 Hylan Blvd., Cucina Fresca, Pizzeria/restaurant 2110 Richmond Rd, GoGo Souvlaki King, Greek/American 2226 Hylan Blvd., Papa John’s 2175 Hylan Blvd., Santorini Café, American 2001 Hylan Blvd., Panda Garden, Chinese 128 Lincoln Ave., Johns Pizza and catering 128 Lincoln Ave., Chef Jan Kitchen 102 Lincoln Ave, Nunzio’s, Pizzeria restaurant 2155 Hylan Blvd., MC Donald’s 2154 Hylan Blvd., Planet Wings 2211 Hylan Blvd., White Castle 2221 Hylan Blvd., Colonnade Diner 2001 Hylan Blvd., Better, American Healthy sandwiches’ 2333 Hylan.
STORES, BANKS, BUSINESSES
Lincoln Superette 141 Lincoln Ave., Party City, 2179 Hylan Blvd., Auto Zone car parts, 2175 Hylan Blvd., Family Fruit 2270 Hylan Blvd., Duane Reed 2107 Richmond Rd., Josef Barber Shop 2220 Hylan Blvd., Miracle Nail and Spa 278 Lincoln Ave., Studio 11 Dance Studio 95 Lincoln Ave., The Mad Barber 97 Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Cleaners and Taylor 136 Lincoln Ave., Just For Kicks Softball & Baseball uniforms 91 Lincoln Ave., 711 at 103 Lincoln Ave., Grant City Car Service 1138 Railroad Ave., Signature Bank 2066 Hylan Blvd., Capital One 2083 Hylan Blvd., M & T Bank 2212 Hylan Blvd., Grant City Antiques 1146 South Rail Road Ave.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP
Browse here to find nearby churches
St. Christopher’s RC Church 130 Midland Ave, SI NY 10306.
Some additional nearby churches are:
Crossroads Church 168 ND Lane SI NY 10306
New Dorp Moravian Church – 2205 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10306
New Dorp Baptist Church 259 Rose Ave, Staten Island NY 10306
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 90 3rd St, Staten Island NY 10306
Grant City train station located at Lincoln Ave and Railroad Ave.
A short 10 Minute car ride to the Verrazano Bridge entrance. Buses that serve Grant City are as follows: local # 51 and # 81 from Grant City to the Ferry and returns back, #79 to the mall and Brooklyn and returns back. Express buses to NYC are X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, X8 & X9.
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