Woodrow, Staten Island (History)

neighborhoods_staten_island_woodrow_300x300Woodrow is a name increasingly applied to the western part of Huguenot, a neighborhood located on the South Shore of Staten Island, New York, United States.

The first Methodist church in the immediate New York City area opened in the neighborhood in 1771. Known today as theWoodrow United Methodist Church, its original congregants included some of the island’s earliest well-known families.

Long regarded as the western part of Huguenot pursuant to the custom of old-time Staten Islanders of naming a particularEast Shore or South Shore neighborhood after the nearest station on the Staten Island Railway. The Prince’s Bay post officeis actually located in Woodrow, as well as I.S. 75.

Highways/Major Roads in Woodrow: Roads accessed in Woodrow could be the Korean War Veterans Pkwy corner of Arden Ave or the West Shore Expwy (NY 440)