Prince’s Bay is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is named after Prince’s Bay. Prince’s Bay is considered to be within the district of Tottenville, Staten Island, NY.
Prince’s Bay is bordered to the east by Raritan Bay. The community was originally named ‘Prince’s Ferry’ after a ferry service that ran across Raritan Bay to Perth Amboy, New Jersey. It was part of the colonial era Stapleton Colony.
Prince’s Bay is popularly known for its historical sites. One of these is the Seguine Mansion.
The Seguine Mansion was built in 1843 by Irishman Thomas Seguine, who envisioned a thriving community at Prince’s Bay that would rival Brooklyn Heights or Hoboken, New Jersey across the bay. However, due to the American Civil War and other factors, Seguine’s vision was not achieved. The mansion remains one of the neighborhood’s many historical landmarks.
Prince’s Bay was once a long peninsula with several coves and beaches, attached to Staten Island only at the time of low tide. The area was also once known as ‘Bay Point’. It is currently narrow on its southern end and attached to Tottenville at its northern tip only by a small strip of land.
The bayou in the neighborhood known as “Little Lake” was drained and built over in the 1940s. In the mid-1960s, a large tract of housing was constructed on Bayview Avenue, which cut through what used to be the peninsula leading from the ferry at Prince’s Bay into Perth Amboy.
In the 1960s and 1970s, a development of middle-class housing was built on the remaining shoreline of Prince’s Bay.
Two churches in Prince’s Bay are Saint Margaret Mary R.C. Church and the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
There is also a nursery school located within the neighborhood, called Our Lady Queen of Heaven Nursery School.
The local area high school is P.S. 24, which is located in Tottenville, Staten Island, NY.
The local area middle school is P.S. 22l located in Tottenville, Staten Island, NY.
Joseph H. Utsler Memorial Field was the original baseball diamond for the Staten Island Yankees until 2012 when Richmond County Bank Ballpark opened on the other side of the Staten Island Expressway. It is now abandoned and awaiting restoration.
The neighborhood consists of mixed housing; single-family homes, townhouses, and apartment buildings. Bayview Avenue is considered to be the main shopping district in Prince’s Bay. It contains many shops and stores that cater to the local residents.
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