Clifton is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is part of the 53rd district in Staten Island, NY.
Clifton has a population of approximately 41,112 people. Most residents are upper-middle-class to wealthy. The ratio of males to females is nearly equal.
The average age is 36 years old. The majority of the population consists of Caucasian and Hispanic people, making up about 93% of the population. Most residents drive cars but there are bus stops if needed.
Clifton got its name from a hotel that operated in Clifton, Staten Island, NY starting in 1844 and was called the Clifton House. The neighborhood was officially recognized in 1895 but didn’t get its own place on maps until it became a registered village in 1909.
Historically, Clifton has been a predominantly Irish and Italian neighborhood.
In the early 20th century, it became an industrial hub for Staten Island after having small homes built there that were used as New York City summer vacation cottages. In 1927 several bungalows were moved from Eltingville to Clifton by horse-drawn carriages, and in the 1950s and 1960s Clifton became a popular place for Italian immigrants to live.
Clifton is known for its public parks, like Willowbrook Park, and its beautiful houses. It also has a neighborhood pool and a recreation center. Clifton is famous for its tree-lined streets and rich history.
Clifton’s school district consists of 12 schools, its own library branch, and a shopping district.
Clifton has a Public Elementary School named P.S.49 on Forest Avenue and on many maps this neighborhood is often referred to as “P.S.” because so many neighborhoods have public schools in them. P.S.49 is actually one of the best elementary schools in Staten Island, NY and it has an honors program (A.P.) for advanced students.
There are many other public elementary schools that serve Clifton, like P.S.1 on Amboy Road, where President Franklin D. Roosevelt spent his summers as a boy. His father, James Roosevelt, was a leading Democratic politician in the state at the time and served as a member of both houses of state government.
Clifton also has a public high school named I.S.61 on Amboy Road with an A/B honor roll program that includes advanced placement classes, which is known to be one of Staten Island’s best public schools.
People who have lived in Clifton include Head of the New York Public Library Dr. Anthony Marx, Singer Florence Ballard, Soccer player Matt Horth, Actor William Severs, and Actor Stephen Baldwin.
Clifton is also known for having two homes of the famous Dorrite, Jerry Orbach, and Sonja Christopher.
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