Living in Grasmere Staten Island, NY
Convenient and charming Grasmere, a neighborhood located on the northeastern corner of Staten Island, New York blends idyllic quiet with an easy access to wherever you need to be!
This less than a square mile village offers numerous options when it comes to commuting through out Staten Island or beyond, into Manhattan or New Jersey. Grasmere has a stop on the Staten Island Railway, with a 10-minute ride to St. George, the stop closest to the ferry. The Staten Island Expressway leads into the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Buses also run with regularity, making travel without the borough easy.
Roderick Cameron, a mid-19th-century developer and a founding member of the American Jockey Club named the area for Grasmere, an English Lake District village. In the 1880s, Mr. Cameron sold land to Philip Brady, who harvested ice from the pond that would bear his name.
Brady’s pond is a major attraction for Grasmere residents. It covers 15 acres and is actually the only freshwater pond within city limits to be fit for swimming. Complete with a sand beach, lifeguards and rowboats and pedal boats, the pond is the property of the private Cameron Club. Swans glide on the water’s surface against a backdrop of lush greenery and large houses. Only in NY..only in Grasmere!
There is also the public park, Brady’s Pond Park, which encompasses seven acres.
A variety of housing options are offered in this cozy Staten Island suburb; condominiums in a bucolic setting, newer one families and lovely one hundred year plus homes make Grasmere a picturesque town. With an exceptional school system, convenience and comfortable surroundings, Grasmere is a wonderful choice for those seeking the complete package.
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