West Shore




Bloomfield - Bulls Head - Castleton Corners - Chelsea - Graniteville - Meiers Corners - New Springville -
 Seaview - Travis - Willowbrook

East-South Avenue, from Richmond Terrace to S.I. Expressway, Graham Avenue, from the S.I. Expressway to Victory Blvd., West side of Richmond Avenue from Victory Blvd. to Arthur Kill Road;
North-Kill Van Kill, from South Avenue to Arthur Kill Road:
South-Arthur Kill Road, from Richmond Avenue to the Arthur Kill;
West-Arthur Kill.

Important Places
Fresh Kills Landfill
Howland Hook
Staten Island Corporate Park
United Artists Movie Complex
The Teleport

The term West Shore refers to the section of New York City's borough of Staten Island that borders the Arthur Kill, between the Staten Island Expressway and the Fresh Kills. The Arthur Kill shoreline north of the expressway most commonly called Port Ivory is considered part of the North Shore, while the land along the Arthur Kill south of Fresh Kills is generally included within the South Shore.

While only one residential neighborhood Travis can actually be found on the West Shore, other place names are used to identify locations to the north of Travis, chief among them Bloomfield and Chelsea.

The West Shore Expressway, which connects the Staten Island Expressway with the Richmond Parkway at the Staten Island terminus of the Outerbridge Crossing, is the area's principal north-south thoroughfare, while the western end of Victory Boulevard, in Travis, is its main east-west road.

Through the late 20th Century, land use in the West Shore was dominated by industrial activities (Travis was originally named "Linoleumville" as a consequence of a linoleum factory having once been built there), most notably oil refining and construction; in the latter example, much property in the region is devoted to the storage of heavy equipment, such as cement mixers. In addition, a few horse stables and riding academies exist in the area, which is the least densely populated section of Staten Island. Many species of migratory birds can be found there, and on nearby Prall's Island.






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