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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

New York City Neighborhoods
Manor Heights

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The eastern border is Manor Road and the western border is Bradley Avenue. Manor Heights is located in Staten Island Community District 1.


Hilly and not densely populated, Manor Heights is a green, Northshore enclave of tree-lined streets.

The community derives its name from the mansion of Thomas Donegan, who received a 5,100-acre grant from King James II in 1682. On it he built Manor Cassiltowne, named for his family home in County Kildare, Ireland. The community's German roots are recalled in Schimdt Lane, named for August Schmidt. The Manor Brewery, which went out of business during Prohibition, was the last of three breweries that once occupied the site of the present Waldbaum's supermarket across from Schmidt Lane.


Older Irish and Italian residents have been joined by new Fillipino, Chinese, Korean and Indian families.

The S61 bus takes you to the ferry, and the X12 express bus takes you into Manhattan.
Local schools include P.S. 29, I.S. 27, and I.S. 72. P.S. 29 offers a sign language specialist on staff, two special education classes and two pre-kindergarten classes. Susan Wagner High School features a four-year honors program called the Scholars Academy; to enroll, students must pass an entrance exam or have an average of 90 or better. Roman Catholic St. Rita's school offers pre-kindergarten to eighth grades.
Housing Stock:

Approximately fifty percent of the homes in Manor Heights are detached, and approximately 30 percent are semi-detached. One- family attached homes and two-family homes each make up approximately 10 percent of the housing stock. There are two small townhouse developments on Bradley Avenue and there are two housing developments for the elderly in Manor Heights.

Where do I find my new home?

Check out The Staten Island Advance newspaper, or copies of Homes and Land magazine, which are distributed in supermarkets and brokers' offices. Another potential source of information are the privately-run real estate websites, such as Real Estate Español, Realty Times, or HomeStore.

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