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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  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.
  2. Morris, Ira K. “Morris’ Memorial History of Staten Island” 1898, chapter on Pavilion Hill.
  4. “Street dedication for Joe Marotta” Staten Island Advance August 27, 2009

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

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