Tottenville, New York (Images of America Series)

Tottenville, New York (Images of America Series)

by Tottenville Historical Society
     
 

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Tottenville, located at the southernmost point in New York State, has long been considered the forgotten town in the forgotten borough of New York City. The area was first populated in the 1600s by the Lenni Lenape Indians who summered on its shores, assured of a bountiful harvest from the sea. Bordered on three sides by water, the town had its roots in the oyster…  See more details below

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Tottenville, located at the southernmost point in New York State, has long been considered the forgotten town in the forgotten borough of New York City. The area was first populated in the 1600s by the Lenni Lenape Indians who summered on its shores, assured of a bountiful harvest from the sea. Bordered on three sides by water, the town had its roots in the oyster fishing, shipbuilding, and ship repair industries and grew rapidly. The Verrazano Bridge, opened in the 1960s, connected Staten Island to Brooklyn and caused a building boom island-wide. Despite the tremendous growth in population, Tottenville retains its small-town feel and offers residents an oasis from big city life in the form of a welcoming and tight-knit community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738574066
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/21/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,122,478
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


The Tottenville Historical Society was founded in 2003 by Linda Cutler Hauck, a third-generation Tottenville native. She collaborated with trustees and longtime residents Tina Kaasmann-Dunn and Diane Schaming to write Tottenville. The society has gathered vintage images that reveal a small close-knit village firmly anchored by a sense of community pride.

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