Eltingville is a neighborhood in Staten Island, New York City, United States. It is located on Staten Island’s South Shore, immediately to the south of Great Kills and north of Annadale. The main commercial area of Eltingville extends down Richmond Avenue, with offshoots heading north on Amboy Road and Hylan Boulevard. Eltingville is represented in the New York State Senate by Andrew Lanza, in the New York State Assembly by Michael Reilly, and the New York City Council by Joe Borelli.

Originally called South Side and later Seaside, the neighborhood owes its present name to a prominent family named Elting, who settled there in the early 19th century. It was the southern terminus of the Staten Island Railway until 1860 when the line was extended to Tottenville. The community’s main business district sprang up around the railroad station, located a short distance north of the intersection of Amboy Road and Richmond Avenue.

It is probably with the neighborhoods of Eltingville, and Great Kills in mind that New York Telephone named a telephone exchange “Honeywood” in the 1920s; this exchange, which also served Annadale and Huguenot, was retired from service in 1959, but a local business establishment—Honeywood Liquors on Hylan Boulevard—remained for decades as a reminder of the exchange’s existence. When Honeywood 6 and nearby Tottenville 8, with operators connecting all calls, converted to dial service, the combined exchanges became Yukon 4. In addition to 984, the Verizon telephone exchange numbers include 356 (formerly FL6), 226, 227, 317, 948, 966, and 967. The 605 and 608 exchanges were added in 1998 and 1999, respectively. H&A Power Washing Staten Island

In the early 20th century, Eltingville was settled primarily by Scandinavians, mostly Norwegians, to the point that unrelated families in the neighborhood often shared identical surnames, including Hansen, Johnson, Erickson, Ronning, Nygren, Bundesen, and Swanson. These names were so common that people in Eltingville would differentiate between families by appending their trade or other defining characteristics with nicknames, such as “delicatessen Hansen,” “fish Hansen,” and “two-family” Hansen. A granddaughter of these Eltingville families is model Patti Hansen, wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

Eltingville today has a large Italian-American population, like most of the south shore of Staten Island, with many Italian-owned businesses, including Giovanni’s Ristorante, John Vincent Scalia Funeral Home, Portobello Cafe, Freddie’s Pork Store, and Salumeria, Sure Electrical Contracting, Carlo’s Fish Market, DeRosa & Sons, Pastosa Ravioli, and a large number of pizzerias. The office of State Senator Andrew Lanza is also located on Richmond Avenue in the neighborhood. Eltingville is home to a smaller number of Irish-Americans and a growing population of Russians and other minority ethnic groups.

Restaurants Nearby

  • La Iguana Azul restaurant & lounge is located at 8 Giffords Ln, Staten Island, NY
  • Mercado Ariana Deli is located at 30 Giffords Ln, Staten Island, NY
  • Richmond Republic is located at 4459 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY


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