Category Archive: Uncategorized

March 28, 2016

This is the ‘prettiest’ block in Westerleigh, readers say

By Virginia N. Sherry | STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The SILive audience has spoken, naming College Avenue the prettiest block in Westerleigh. Nominations were requested in a story posted June 19, and readers responded enthusiastically. “I have lived in Westerleigh for 41 years,” wrote Jeff Christensen in an email. “When you come up College Avenue toward […]

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March 17, 2016

8 things to know about historic Westerleigh on Staten Island’s North Shore

By Virginia N. Sherry | STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Before Westerleigh was developed as a neighborhood of one-family homes in the late 1880s, its bucolic landscape featured farmland and surrounding woods. One well-known, 11-acre farm was located on land bounded by what is now Jewett Avenue, Westcott Boulevard, Constant Avenue, and Margaretta Court. The […]

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December 14, 2015

Remembering Those Who Served: Memorial Park

In January 1973 a peace agreement was signed ending the direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War. The last American troops were withdrawn on March 29 that same year, but the battle did not end then. On April 30, 1975, the last few Americans still in South Vietnam were airlifted out of the country. To […]

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March 28, 2015

Westerleigh, S.I., Built on Temperance

Living In By VERA HALLER [NEW YORK TIMES] APRIL 8, 2014 Followers of the temperance movement late in the 19th century created a place called National Prohibition Park, where they could escape the stresses and bad influences of the city. The community, on Staten Island’s North Shore, is now known as Westerleigh. In many ways, Westerleigh […]

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December 9, 2014

Westerleigh Improvement Society Kicks Off The Holidays With Their Christmas Party

Our friends, the Westerleigh Improvement Society, hosted their annual Christmas Party at the Immanuel Union Church. Council Member Steve Matteo was in attendance, who is a fellow Westerleigh residence. As most of you may know, the Westerleigh Improvement Society aims to address concerns in the community and preserve the beauty of Westerleigh through ongoing projects. Some […]

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November 20, 2014

Making An Impact In The Neighborhood: Westerleigh Improvement Society

It takes a lot to maintain one of the most desirable neighborhoods on Staten Island. The beauty of Westerleigh is courtesy of one of Staten Island’s predominant non-profit civic group. Established in 1893, Westerleigh Improvement Society has evolved into an association with over 600 members. This makes the civic group the oldest and largest membership on Staten […]

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October 2, 2014

Featured Listing: One Of The Most Unique Homes In Westerleigh

Westerleigh is one of the most desirable neighborhoods on Staten Island. It features lavish colonial and ranch homes, but some may not know the grand victorian house on the corner of Wardwell and Waters Avenue. 273 Wardwell Avenue in Westerleigh, Staten Island was built back in the late 1800’s although public records say 1905, the house was originally […]

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September 16, 2014

Music, Art & Fun at Westerleigh Folk Festival 2014

Summer may seem over and the kids are back to school, but who said the fun had to stop? Saturday, September 20th, Westerleigh Park will host the 7th Annual Westerleigh Folk Festival, also known as WestFest. This year a total of 15 music acts of all different genres will take three stages, and an art exhibit […]

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September 12, 2014

Why Is Westerleigh The Most Wanted Town In Staten Island?

Westerleigh is one of the most beautiful and sought-after towns in all of Staten Island.  This primarily blue collar/white collar town is a very close-knit community with well-kept homes and beautiful, tree-lined streets. One will find Westerleigh Park (originally known as Prohibition Park) in the center of town. On lazy summer nights, the park is […]

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