Prince’s Bay is on the South Shore of Staten Island. It was originally a fishing Village famous for their oysters, prominent seafood restaurants would offer the oysters on their menus. This Staten Island town was once popular for summer homes. The Manee-Seguine Homestead 509 Seguine Ave Prince’s Bay, Staten Island, New York is a designated landmark and is known to be one of the oldest homes in the five boroughs. According to The Landmarks Conservancy this house may extend back to the late 17th century. The Seguine House at 440 Seguine Ave also a designated landmark is a gorgeous Greek Revival Mansion built-in lemon Creek Park in 1838. This Seguine House is also called the Seguine Burke Plantation, free guided tours are offered by appointment. There was a functioning Prince’s Bay lighthouse and light keepers’ house built-in 1864 located near the South side of Mt. Loretto in the buff of Prince’s bay. Sadly the lighthouse was deactivated in 1922. Mount Loretto once a catholic orphanage and the largest farm in New York State now operates more like as a social service agency. Prince’s Bay is home to Plantation Bay Boat Marina and a boatman’s association which has been in existence since 1934. The S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company was built-in 1881 occupied the shoreline and was the largest employer in all of Staten Island, in 1972 it closed. Afterwards in the late 1970’s a unique shopping center named the Princes Bay Trade Mart opened for business inside the building but closed after few years later due to competing with the Staten Island Mall for customers. This Staten Island town was once the site of a Quarantine Hospital, arsonists destroyed it before the facility was completed. Prince’s Bay was also the site of the 160 bed voluntary Richmond Memorial Hospital which was operated by the Dreyfus Foundation. Now Staten Island University Hospital South affiliated with North Shore LIJ is at 475 Seguine Ave SI NY 10309.
One and Two Family Detached and semi attached homes, condos, 1 Family attached, and upscale custom-built homes. A mix of quaint older homes brand new construction and resale homes can be found in Princes Bay. Styles include Colonial, Capes, Low Ranches, High Ranches, Raised Ranches, townhouses, multilevel. Tudor & Victorian homes can also be found here.
Wolf’s Pond Park contains 340 acres some amenities are a playground, dog run and dog play area, various ball courts, a beach, pond, picnic areas, beautiful countrified walking and jogging paths can all be found here.
Lemon Creek Park is a 106 acre park known to be a nature loves paradise, which includes a playground, a large dog friendly area/dog run, marina, Kayak and Canoe launch sites, horseback riding lessons.
Several Public and a private school can be found in Princes Bay. Check with the Dept. of Education:
For more information regarding Prince’s bay schools, you can check here NYC Board of Education.
Fratelli, 11 Forno & Domenico’s are all Pizzerias, Bruschetta Trattoria Italian, New Island Chinese, Island Taste 11 Chinese, and Cucumber Sushi & Salad bar and more.
CVS, Certo’s gourmet Italian Foods & Catering, Citibank, Northfield Bank, NY Community Bank/Richmond County Savings, Xtreme Dance, Prince’s Bay locksmith.
Houses of Worship
The Church that never closes, Prince Bay Reformed Church at 239 Seguine Ave Staten Island NY 10312. It’s been said this is a small church of miracles. A charming community church that welcomes everyone who enters with open arms. Within this church is also the home of Hands for Christ Community Church. This church hosts services in American Sign Language. Deaf people will be able to engage in biblical studies, worship, devotion, and learn more about the Word through American Sign Language. Hearing people may also attend the services and are welcome to attend. Interpreters attend these services and many aspects of the services have been interpreted for the hearing.
Saint Joseph Saint Thomas Parish, Catholic Church. This Parish Family invites all to be participating and active members in all aspects of parish life.
The South Shore has lit up the holiday season every year for the 6th consecutive year. The yearly lighting takes place at Pleasant Plains Plaza at the intersection of Bloomingdale and Amboy roads.
The Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association hosts an annual Christmas tree and Menorah lighting.
Princes Bay SI Railway service. Local buses S55 and S56 on Seguine Avenue, S59 and S78 local buses on Hylan Blvd. Express buses X23 express bus on Seguine Ave, X22 at the Pleasant Plains Park & Ride. Easy access to NYS 440 entrance on Arthur kill Rd & Huguenot Ave. Commuters from the Prince’s Bay area and other South Shore towns can drive over the Outer Bridge Crossing to the Park & Ride facility in Iselin, NJ for express rail service to Penn Station and connections to Path train to the WTC, Hoboken, Jersey City and 33rd St. at Newark Penn Station.
Fast Ferry service to Midtown and Downtown NYC is in the planning stages and will hopefully be launched from Lemon Creek Pier at the foot of Sharrots Road on the Raritan Bay
Pleasant Plains, Woodrow & Huguenot.