Living in New Dorp
You'll find New Dorp apartment rentals located within one of Staten Island's thriving commercial centers. This neighborhood sits at the bottom of Todt Hill, between Grant City, Oakwood, and New Dorp Beach. It's a busy area, but one with distinct character.
The neighborhood's name, like many in New York City, stems from the Dutch. The first recorded European settlement here was Nieuwe Dorp, in 1671. During the American Revolution, the area was a center of activity. Then, in the late 1800s, members of the wealthy Vanderbilt family moved to New Dorp. Today, the neighborhood serves as a good south shore home for singles and families.
New Dorp Lifestyle and Entertainment
New Dorp's friendly pedestrian shopping area is New Dorp Lane. Here, you can find restaurants, salons, banks, and more. For ethnic food, try Nori Sushi and Taste of India. Afterwards, stop by Sedutto's Happiness House for an ice cream. In you're looking for evening entertainment, there are bars and billiard parlors in New Dorp. On Hylan Boulevard, you'll find a cinema, a TJ Maxx, and more.
Miller Field and Gateway National Park borders New Dorp to the east. This state park is 187-acres of beach, trails, soccer fields, and playgrounds. Todt Hill and the Richmond Country Club are to the northwest.
New Dorp Info and the Rental Market
Italian, Irish, Albanian, Polish, and Russian communities all reside in New Dorp. The neighborhood supports people all of all ages, from young, single professionals to older families with or without children. Most of the rentals are single-family homes or small apartment buildings. The average rental price is $1,420 a month.
The Staten Island Railway operates a station on Railroad Avenue at New Dorp Lane. Express buses run along Hylan Boulevard and there are others as well. Most locals commute by car, however, and expect a long commute to Brooklyn or Manhattan.
New Dorp Resources
The New York Public Library operates a branch on New Dorp Lane. There's a US Post Office on Hylan Boulevard. New Dorp has several high schools including Staten Island Technical High School and Richmondtown Prep. Staten Island Community Board No. 2 represents the neighborhood.
New Dorp Zip Codes
New Dorp is in the 10306 zip code.