Hylan Boulevard


Hylan Boulevard

Infobox_road
highway_name=Hylan Boulevard
length_mi=14.0
length_round=2
direction_a=North
starting_terminus=Edgewater Street
direction_b=South
ending_terminus=Satterlee Street/Conference House Park
counties=Richmond

Hylan Boulevard is a major north-south boulevard in Staten Island. It is approximately 14.0 miles long (22.53 kilometers), and runs from the North Shore neighborhood of Rosebank to the South Shore neighborhood of Tottenville.It is named for former New York City mayor John F. Hylan. It is often misunderstood to be read as "Hyland" or "Highland" Boulevard.

Street Description

Hylan Boulevard begins at one end of Edgewater Street in Rosebank, with the first major intersection coming at .2 miles, with Bay Street.cite map|publisher=Google Maps|url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=Hylan+Boulevard+%26+Edgewater+Street,+Staten+Island&sll=40.620728,-74.08287&sspn=0.06163,0.114326&ie=UTF8&ll=40.616217,-74.063151&spn=0.007704,0.014291&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1|title=Overview map of Hylan Boulevard/Edgewater Street intersection|accessdate=2007-12-30] It becomes divided by street markings at Tompkins Avenue, but then splits at .8 miles and crosses the Staten Island Expressway over two separate overpasses.(one northbound, one southbound)cite map|publisher=Google Maps|url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=Hylan+Boulevard+%26+Narrows+Road+North,+Staten+Island&sll=40.607404,-74.076433&sspn=0.007705,0.014291&ie=UTF8&ll=40.607404,-74.076433&spn=0.007705,0.014291&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1|title=Overview map of Hylan Boulevard/Narrows Road N/Narrows Road S intersections|accessdate=2007-12-30] Upon merging again, it becomes Steuben Street, and Hylan Boulevard continues east of there, snaking further through the neighborhood of Arrochar. Steuben meets Hylan again at 2.0 miles.cite map|publisher=Google Maps|url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=Hylan+Boulevard+%26+Steuben+Street,+Staten+Island&sll=40.600839,-74.074759&sspn=0.007706,0.014291&ie=UTF8&ll=40.600562,-74.075682&spn=0.007706,0.014291&z=16&om=1|title=Overview Map of Hylan Boulevard & Steuben Street|accessdate=2007-12-30] Half a mile later, it intersects with Old Town Road and Quintard Street, at which point it begins a predominantly straight southward run. Major intersections following include Seaview Avenue (3.2 miles) and Midland Avenue (4.0 miles). At 4.6 miles, Hylan intersects with New Dorp Lane at what is known to be one of Staten Island's worst intersections in the way of traffic and traffic collisions.cite map|publisher=Google Maps|url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=Hylan+Boulevard+%26+New+Dorp+Lane,+Staten+Island&sll=40.571849,-74.110165&sspn=0.030838,0.057163&ie=UTF8&ll=40.57105,-74.109693&spn=0.00771,0.014291&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1|title=Overview map of Hylan Boulevard/New Dorp Lane intersection|accessdate=2007-12-30] Continuing south from there, it reverse-curves at approximately 5.6 miles, and then continues straight southward again. Major intersections include Tysens Lane (5.2 miles), Buffalo Street (6.1 miles) and Nelson Avenue (7.5 miles). At 8.2 miles, it intersects with Richmond Avenue, another major Island thoroughfare.cite map|publisher=Google Maps|url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=Hylan+Boulevard+%26+Richmond+Avenue,+Staten+Island&sll=40.57105,-74.109693&sspn=0.00771,0.014291&ie=UTF8&ll=40.534905,-74.153981&spn=0.007714,0.014291&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1|title=Overview map of Hylan Boulevard/Richmond Avenue intersection|accessdate=2007-12-30] Continuing on, The divided roadway ends for the last time at Arden Avenue (8.7 miles), and the boulevard continues southward through the neighborhoods of the South Shore, ending finally at Satterlee Street in Tottenville.cite map|publisher=Google Maps|url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=Hylan+Boulevard+%26+Satterlee+Street,+Staten+Island&sll=40.534905,-74.153981&sspn=0.007714,0.014291&ie=UTF8&ll=40.503374,-74.25185&spn=0.007717,0.014291&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1|title=Overview map of Hylan Boulevard/Satterlee Street intersection|accessdate=2007-12-30]

Attractions

Being that Hylan Boulevard is an integral artery of Staten Island, it is a major commercial corridor and a heavily trafficked roadway. At the northernmost end is Bruno Beach, a small strip offering spectacular views of New York Harbor, as well as the Alice Austen House (address: 2 Hylan Blvd.), the historical home of native Island photographer Alice Austen.Commercial establishments of all kinds line the boulevard's north-central stretch, with larger shopping centers in and around the New Dorp neighborhood. At Buffalo Street is the entrance to Great Kills Park, part of the larger Gateway National Recreation Area. In the neighborhood of Great Kills there are more businesses, but south of Richmond Avenue, the boulevard is almost entirely residential.While the Staten Island Railway never crosses Hylan's path, numerous stations along the line are within walking distance at higher elevation.

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