Annadale is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is named after the village of Annadale. The name means “fertile land” in both Irish and Latin languages. This area is located along the eastern coast of Staten Island, on the South Shore, south of Tottenville and Rossville, while bordered by Prince’s Bay to the west.
Annadale was formerly part of Castleton, with the boundaries of Annadale, Huguenot, and Princes Bay. In 1911 “The New York Times” reported that there were two towns named Annadale located in Richmond County, New York one being the town on Staten Island and the other a town in Ulster County.
Annadale was originally part of a land grant to an Irish physician, Dr. Bartholomew Ebenezer Allen of County Kildare, who purchased over in 1730 from three partners that included Colonel Lewis Morris of New York. In 1781, it has been said that Annadale was owned by the Vanderbilt family and leased out to farmers until 1885 when William H. Vanderbilt had Joseph Ireland survey the township for further sale of farmland.
The neighborhood was established as a streetcar suburb of New York City with the opening of the Staten Island Railway in 1860. As such, Annadale’s development has been shaped by transportation and transit developments on Staten Island, including ferry service between Tottenville and Perth Amboy (and Philadelphia) and rail service to Newark and Manhattan.
The neighborhood is home to the Staten Island Unit of the New York City Police Department, Totten Intermediate School (P.S. 8), and St. Teresa’s R.C. Church (founded in 1876). The neighborhood has several hills that offer an expansive view of Upper New York Bay, Downtown Manhattan, and Jersey City, New Jersey beyond.
Furthermore, Annadale is home to the Great Kills Little League baseball team that won the 1965 Little League World Series. The area also has a Lighthouse Preservation Society of Staten Island chapter with its lighthouse from 1864.
In terms of streets, Annadale has streets named after Irish counties, including Antrim, Armagh, Clarendon, Fermanagh, Galway, Leitrim, Limerick, Mayo, Tyrone, and Waterford.
Nearby places of interest include the Staten Island Zoo, which is located in nearby West New Brighton, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, which is about a mile away, and Staten Island Yankees, which is a minor league baseball team affiliated with the New York Yankees.
Annadale neighborhood is home to several notable people, including Jerry Recco, Eyewitness News, and WFAN radio broadcaster. Additionally, it is home to NHL defenseman Chris Lee who was born there in 1985.
Annadale neighborhood is home to several notable New York City natives, such as actor Carmine Caridi who attended Staten Island’s Moore Catholic High School.
Driving Directions to GO 4 Junk Removal Staten Island:
GO 4 Junk Removal Staten Island is located at 83 Meisner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306. From Annadale, Staten Island, Head northeast on Eylandt St toward Lipsett Ave, now turn left onto Barclay Ave, then go right onto Amboy Rd (Pass by Burger King), now go left onto Armstrong Ave, then go right onto Arthur Kill Rd, now take another right onto Richmond Rd. From there, go left onto Lighthouse Ave, now take a slight right onto London Rd, now take a final right onto Meisner Ave. Now, you’ve finally reached at your destination.