Rosebank was originally called Peterstown in 1880 the town’s name changed to Rosebank.
It’s been said there were many rose bushes located near the shore in Rosebank. People have shared thoughts about how the town may have received its name due to all those rose bushes being there.
Hylan Blvd Staten Island’s longest commercial road begins in Rosebank and ends in Tottenville.
There was once a federal quarantine station in Rosebank on Bay Street. It was used for incoming immigrants from 1873 then closed 1971.
There was a Fancy Paper Factory named Sun Chemical in Rosebank. It was at 330 Tompkins Ave. It closed in 2008, the site is now an operating self-service facility.
POINTS OF INTEREST:
Clear Comfort (a.k.a. the Alice Austen House) was the home of a lifelong Staten Islander and noted photographer. The Alice Austen House Museum has wonderful examples of her work: Located at 2 Hylan Blvd Staten Island New York 10305 at Edgewater St. This house was built-in the 17th century, has beautiful grounds and a stunning water view. Designated as a New York City landmark. To read more about Alice Austen and this beautiful historical site browse here Alice Austen House .
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum: Located at 420 Tompkins Ave Staten Island, New York 10305. Historic Gothic 1840 Revival Cottage owned by the Order Sons of Italy Foundation in America. Antonio Meucci is known to be an inventor of the telephone. Giuseppe Garibaldi was a political leader and legendary hero. Both men lived in the home, first in 1850 Antino Meducci and his wife Ester rented it, then they heard Garibaldi had arrived in New York in need of refuge so they took him in and offered him their hospitality. Here on this site Italian Historical Society of America you can read more about Antonio Meucci . You can find more information here Garibaldi-Meucci Museum about this wonderful Museum.
McFarlane-Bredt House: Located at 30 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, New York 10305. A historic two-story house built around 1840 in the Italian Villa style made with wood frame clapboard. This house has incredible views of the New York harbor.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grotto: At 36 Amity St. Staten Island, New York 10305. Behind Saint Joseph’s R.C. Church at 466 Tompkins Ave. A unique Catholic shrine built-in 1937 has beautiful stone walls. It has been placed both on the New York and national registers of historic places. Every year the Mount Carmel Society hosts an 8 day feast which includes a procession, entertainment and a special mass.
Rosebank has a mixture of older and newer homes. Here are some property types of Real Estate in Rosebank, Staten Island NY. One and Two family detached and semi attached homes. Multifamily, mixed use commercial properties can be found here. Townhouses, Condos and Co-Ops can also be found in Rosebank. On our website you can search for homes for sale in Staten Island NY.
Alice Austen Park: Edgewater St., Hylan Blvd., Abbott St. Has Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites.
Kaltenmeier Playground: Located at Virginia Ave. and Anderson St. Basketball courts and playground.
De Matti Playground & Field House: Recreation Center. Located at Tompkins Avenue, Chestnut Street and Shaughnessy Lane. Baseball field, basketball courts, spray showers.
Von Briesen Park: Located at Tompkins Ave., Bay St. between School Rd., North Rd. Dog friendly.
White Playground: Located at High St., Lyman Ave., Bay St. and Summer St. Playground and spray showers.
Public schools in the area can be found here NYC Board of Education.
Some nearby private schools:
Saint John’s Villa Academy Elementary School 57 Cleveland Place, Staten Island NY 10305.
Saint John’s Villa Academy High School 25 Landis Avenue, Staten Island NY 10305.
DaNoi, Bay House Bistro, Fire Grilled Burgers, Rosebank Pizza, Island Garden Chinese, Phil-Am Kusina (Asian), Maizal Restaurant (American, Mexican), Pizza Mia, Phunky Elephant (American),Bin 5 (Italian),Bayou (Cajun),Tony’s Brick Oven Pizza restaurant,Phil Am Kusina.
STORES , BUSINESSES AND BANKS:
Stores and Banks: Rosebank Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Montalbano’s Italian Food Specialties, Top Tomato, Dunkin Donuts, Victory State Bank, Nails 21, Ocean Nail Spa, De Ann Nail and Spa, MTC, Most Terrific Child Daycare.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP:
St. Joseph’s Church Roman Catholic: 463 Tompkins Ave Staten Island NY 10305.
Saint John’s Episcopal Church: 1333 Bay St Staten Island NY 10305. Has public senior housing.
Easton United Methodist Church 40 Church Ln, New York, NY 10305.
Local buses S78 & S52 on Tompkins. S51 on Bay St. Local buses will take you to the Ferry to travel to NYC.
One town over is the Clifton Train Station on Bay St and Townsend Ave.
Near the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge: Travel by car or bus.
BORDERING TOWNS: Shore Acres, Clifton, Fox Hills, and Fort Wadsworth.