Tompkins Circle

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Tompkins Circle is a .131-acre green public space within a traffic circle in the Grymes Hill neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. [1] The circle is located in a section of the neighborhood historically known as Pavilion Hill. [2] At this traffic circle, the Tompkins Circle loop merges with Fiedler Avenue and Ward Avenue. [3]

Tompkins Circle is named in honor of prominent Staten Island resident Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825), who owned property in this neighborhood. A more recent resident of Ward Hill was Joe Marotta (1942-2008), a civic activist who served on several community planning boards and operated a pharmacy in Tompkinsville. Following his death in November 2008, a bench was dedicated at this park in his memory. [4]

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References

  1. Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Sheet No. 11. [Includes New Brighton, (St. George), Tompkinsville and New York Bay.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1906 - 1913. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-628c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
  2. Morris, Ira K. “Morris’ Memorial History of Staten Island” 1898, chapter on Pavilion Hill. http://www.statenislandhistory.com/old-town-names.html
  3. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tompkins+Cir,+Staten+Island,+NY+10301/@40.6357278,-74.0805414,115m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c24e3374bf94fb:0xb8590ef294b9dc25
  4. “Street dedication for Joe Marotta” Staten Island Advance August 27, 2009 http://www.silive.com/northshore/weekly/index.ssf?/base/news/125138701982310.xml&coll=1

Coordinates: 40°38′09″N74°04′50″W / 40.635708°N 74.080491°W / 40.635708; -74.080491

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