The North Shore of Staten Island is located on the northern portion of Staten Island, with the Staten Island Expressway (Highway 278) forming its boundary to the South. It is a racially diverse area, with the borough’s highest number of communities of color and low-income families. The neighborhoods included within the boundaries are Mariners Harbor, Arlington, Port Richmond, Brighton, New Brighton, Tompkinsville, Saint George, Stapleton and Clifton. Please view the North Shore map below with included zip codes. The North Shore is accessible from New Jersey, Brooklyn and Manhattan and has an active waterfront industry. The area encompasses approximately 5.2 square miles and includes 21 public schools. Staten Island is also home to an extraordinary array of birds and animals, many of which have been long-missing from the New York City’s other boroughs, including fox, deer, bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, turkey, raccoons and harbor seal, to name just a few.
Historic and current factories, landfills and plants have created many contaminated sites in the North Shore. The New York State Department of Health reports that the death rate from lung cancer on Staten Island is 48 percent higher than for the rest of New York City. For additional information visit the NYC Environmental Public Health and Sustainability Tracking portal here.