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BERRY HOUSES
26 Dongan Hill Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-3466 Fax (718) 980-0854


Street Boundaries
Seaver Avenue/Richmond Road
Dongan Hills Avenue/Jefferson Street
Subway Lines
1, 9 to South Ferry
4, 5 to Bowling Green – ferry to Staten Island
N, R to Whitehall Street – ferry to Staten Island (follow bus directions below)
Staten Island rapid transit to Jefferson Avenue
Bus Lines
S74, S76 to Richmond Road and Dongan Hills Avenue


NAMED AFTER: BRIG. GEN. CHARLES W. BERRY (1871 - 1941) – Both a soldier and a physician, Berry gave up both careers from 1926 to 1933 to serve under three mayors as the city's Comptroller. He had studied medicine at Columbia University and also served as Commander of the New York National Guard from 1923 to 1925, after appointment by his friend, then Governor Alfred E. Smith. After leaving city service he returned to the practice of medicine for a short period before retiring to his Staten Island home due to declining health. Gen. Berry Houses is on Staten Island.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
General Charles W. Berry Houses on Staten Island consists of eight 6-story buildings with 506 apartments housing an estimated 994 residents. Completed October 30, 1950, the 13.89-acre complex is surrounded by Richmond Road, Dongan Hills and Seaver Avenues, and Jefferson Street.