Richmond Valley is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is on the North Shore of Staten Island facing New Jersey. It is bordered by Tottenville to the South and Great Kills to the East.
Richmond Valley is a primarily residential neighborhood, with many homes on waterfront property along Arthur Kill, some apartments/condominiums/co-ops along Amboy Road, and a more commercial strip-down Arthur Kill Road. Despite its relatively short distance to the Staten Island Mall, there are very few retail stores in the neighborhood.
Richmond Valley is served by Hylan Boulevard, Amboy Road, and Arthur Kill Road. There are bus lines that run along these three arteries connecting Richmond Valley to other parts of Staten Island. The neighborhood has no rail access or subway stations. There are also no ferry services that run to or from Richmond Valley.
The area was originally called “Donovan’s Land”, which is now the name of a road that runs through it. Many famous people have lived in this neighborhood, including boxer Rocky Graziano and baseball player Joe Pepitone.
The neighborhood got its name because it sits on lands that were originally part of a tract purchased by Thomas Dongan, an early Irish governor of colonial New York.
Historically, the area has been primarily a farming and fishing community.
The most famous site in Richmond Valley is the historic Seguine Mansion. Built in 1750, it sits on land originally owned by the Seguine family that made its money in shipping and real estate. The mansion was last used as a hotel for guests of Graziano. It is now a historical landmark and opens for public tours occasionally.
The neighborhood also has a large Veterans Memorial that is located in front of the Arthur Kill Correctional facility, as well as a smaller memorial located next to the Seguine Mansion.
In addition, there are two cemeteries: Pinelawn and Moravian which offer free space for gravesites/cemeteries.
The Arthur Kill Correctional Facility is located on Amboy Road and offers low-security prisoner rehabilitation services as well as a detention center for pre-trial detainees. It also houses some administrative offices for the city of New York.
Stores in Richmond Valley include a Waldbaum’s on Arthur Kill Road and Hylan Boulevard, Pathmark on Richmond Avenue, Foodtown on Amboy Road, Shoprite on Hylan Boulevard at Woodland Avenue, and a Target along the Staten Island Mall. There are also numerous automobile repair shops, plumbing services, and doctors’ offices.
It also has a Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, and a Stop and Shop.
GO 4 Junk Removal Staten Island is located at 83 Meisner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306. From Richmond Valley, Head north on Weiner St toward Richmond Pl, then turn left onto Boscombe Ave, now use the right lane to merge onto NY-440 N via the ramp to West Shore Expressway/Korean War Veterans Pkwy, Keep left to continue on Korean War Veterans Pkwy, now take the exit on the left toward Drumgoole Rd W and continue onto Drumgoole Rd W, then take right onto Arthur Kill Rd, then take another right onto Richmond Rd. Reaching soon, turn left onto Lighthouse Ave, then slight right onto London Rd, now take right onto Meisner Ave. Finally, GO 4 Junk Removal will be on the left.