5.6 out of 10

Port Richmond

Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Staten Island
40.6321060694266 -74.1382732784284
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Looks Bad But Feels Good"

Port Richmond is a huge melting pot in the north shore of Staten Island. In the early 1900s the neighborhood consisted predominantly of Irish, Polish, and German residents. In the early 1960s the Verrazanno Bridge opened which caused a massive influx of Italians from Brooklyn. This diversity is still seen today, as in St Adalbert Church, a predominantly Polish parish, and Denino's Pizza and Ralph's Ices, both highly regarded throughout Staten island. Port Richmond is home to Port Richmond High School, which is, despite it's reputation of being a bad school, three time champion of cranial crunch, a Time Warner Cable trivia show. The neighborhood has undergone a recent change due to a large increase of Mexican immigrants living in the area, but if you walk around the area you will still see the remains of the old days.
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"On weekends you gotta leave!"

Port Richmond, Staten Island is a bustling neighborhood that boasts many historical buildings and landmarks. A stroll down Decker and Heberton Avenues offers a tour of Victorian mansions. Old churches and temples abound, including Temple Emanu-El of Staten Island, which was built in 1907.

Port Richmond is found along Staten Island’s north shore and is defined by the Kill Van Kull to the north, the Bayonne Bridge and MLK Expressway to the west, Forest Avenue to the south and Broadway to the east.

Denino's Pizzeria and Ralph's Italian Ice are two neighborhood staples that survived the economic decline in the area. And with a newly settled population of Mexican immigrants, the area offers up authentic Mexican cuisine in addition to traditional Italian.
Denino’s Pizzeria is located at 524 Port Richmond Avenue and Ralph’s Italian Ice is found at 501 Port Richmond Avenue. Ralph’s closes in the winter, but in the summertime hoards of ice cream seekers line up down and around the block.

Most locals will testify that Port Richmond is pretty much devoid of things to do at night. Most people either trek to Manhattan or nearby New Jersey for a night out. That said, for those too lazy to make the trip, Denino's and other restaurants also double as taverns, and there is one sports bar in town.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Port Richmond


Villa Ave

"Boring enough"
40.6276514428024 -74.1439108891094

Unranked Streets in Port Richmond

"Twilight of the Morningstar"
40.6293622718532 -74.147540002426

Sharpe Ave

"A good street"
40.6398925000059 -74.1366875001115
"A good location"
40.6393155000418 -74.1377500009249

Burden Ave

"Normal Street in Port Richmond"
40.6318062678772 -74.1402402760334
"The place of fun"
40.6350267777744 -74.1388801345997

Innis St

"Innis Street in Staten Island, New York"
40.6340003809254 -74.1436565706808

Orange Ave

"Nice place for a BBQ"
40.6276970725607 -74.1405425890284
"A good neighborhood"
40.6304870046648 -74.1379014913783
"Port Richmond's Once-Bustling Commercial Corridor"
40.6356686943842 -74.1350034926004

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