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MAP: Staten Islanders Argue Over Borders of West Brighton and Annadale

By Nicholas Rizzi | September 30, 2015 2:14pm
 Resident disputed the borders of West Brighton.
Resident disputed the borders of West Brighton.
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STATEN ISLAND — When it comes to the borders of some Staten Island neighborhoods, residents can't agree on where they begin and end.

DNAinfo New York asked residents to draw the borders of communities across the city and the results show that West Brighton and Annadale were among the most hotly debated on Staten Island.

In West Brighton, the majority of residents — old and new — agreed it's bordered by Forest and Castleton avenues, but some drew it stretching past Castleton Avenue to Henderson Avenue or even Richmond Terrace.

Out of residents who said they had lived in the neighborhood longer than 20 years, 24 thought the neighborhood stretched from Henderson Avenue to Harvest Avenue, while 21 thought it went from Richmond Terrace all the way down to Tyler Avenue.

Of all the people who drew the neighborhood lines, 25 thought it stretched to Richmond Terrace next to Snug Harbor and 10 thought it encompassed Snug Harbor Cultural Center — which is regarded as Livingston.

As to where West Brighton starts on Forest Avenue, 44 agreed it was Broadway and ended at Wallbrooke Avenue, while 59 thought it started at Clove Road. Forty-three residents thought it stretched to Brighton Avenue.

Elsewhere in the North Shore, most residents agreed that Stapleton was bordered by Van Duzer and Front streets, while 17 — including two who said they had lived there longer than 20 years — thought it stretched past Van Duzer Street to Saint Paul's Avenue.

Across the island, Annadale was another area of disagreement.

The majority of residents thought the South Shore neighborhood was bordered by Albee Street, Arden Avenue, Annadale Road and Drumgoole Road East. However, plenty thought the neighborhood was much bigger.

About 27 people thought it went all to way to Huguenot Avenue and nine thought it stretched all the way to Sharrott Avenue. Eleven thought it went past Drumgoole Road East to the West Shore Expressway and 21 thought it went all the way down to Hylan Boulevard.