Bloomfield is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is situated on Staten Island’s North Shore. The population is about 16,419. Bloomfield is about 7.830 square miles in area.
It is also known as Bloomingdale-Clifton since it is situated between the neighborhoods of Clifton and Bloomfield.
The area known today as Bloomfield was once called Bloomingdale, but it changed its name to Bloomfield in the mid-1800s because of the confusion the old name had caused.
Bloomfield has an interesting history. During the Revolutionary War, American forces re-energized themselves in Bloomingdale before their attack on Staten Island to prevent the British forces from gaining a toehold on Manhattan.
Historically, Bloomfield was a thriving business and commercial community, known for its many industries such as the Arthur Kill Railroad Company.
However, now Bloomfield is now primarily residential. The neighborhood consists of mostly middle-class homes and single-family houses; however, some parts of Bloomfield are still undergoing significant changes because of new housing developments being built. In the neighborhood, the population is diverse. In terms of ancestries, there is a diverse range of cultures including Irish, Italian, Polish, and German. There is still some commercial activity in Bloomfield; however, it is slowly dwindling.
Bloomfield is famous for its many well-preserved 19th century houses.
The neighborhood is known for its green spaces like Bloomingdale Park, which is located on the site of an old reservoir.
Bloomfield is known historically for its small mansions and houses.
Many famous people have resided in Bloomfield, including US President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first wife, Eleanor Roosevelt; Broadway actress Ethel Merman; artist Robert Henri; artist Andrew Wyeth; and entrepreneur Walter Kidde.
Its most famous inhabitant was one of the most famous women in America during the 1930s and 1940s. Eleanor Roosevelt was born here, spent her childhood years here, moved away for college, but always returned to Bloomingdale. She lived on Union Avenue until she married Franklin D. Roosevelt at St. James Church in 1905.
Also, the famous Walter Kidde, founder of Walter Kidde & Co., lived in Bloomingdale. The Walter Kidde Dinosaur Park is located on Staten Island at the site of old Fort Hill mansions that date back to the Revolutionary War.
Bloomfield is served by the New York City Department of Education. The following schools are located in Bloomfield:
Middle Schools: Junior High School 76, Robert W. Carbonaro Middle School, and I.S. 75 (Bloomingdale School)
High Schools: Port Richmond High School and Tottenville High School
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