STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — STAPLETON — The architecturally diverse hideaway that includes one-block-long Harrison Street — and sections of Quinn, Brownell and Tompkins streets — may be on its way to designation as a Historic District by the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).

The agency describes the tiny area, also known as “The Nook,” as “a rare surviving mid-to-late-19th-century residential village enclave in New York City.”

The frame and masonry buildings, most of them constructed from the 1840s through the early 1900s, provide “a significant reminder of the period when Stapleton was an important business center and transportation hub, and one of the most populous villages on Staten Island,” LPC notes.


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The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of over 1,600 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

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