Today, Westerleigh of North Shore is a close-knit, welcoming community of single-family homes. It’s come a long way from a campground! In 1888, this same area was the National Prohibition Campground Association! It was a place of productive relaxation for followers of the Prohibition Movement. Visitors would attend meetings, lectures, and religious services on the land. For their enjoyment, the grounds also included ball fields, tennis courts, bowling alleys, and stables, as well as woodlands and a pond. As times changed, and the campsite’s population steadily declined, the anti-alcohol grounds became a neighborhood of year-round residents. Tents were replaced with Dutch Colonials and Victorian houses. Pathways of dirt became streets, named after leaders of the Prohibition Movement and states that were anti-liquor.
In 1907, the National Prohibition Park Company donated a 15-acre “pleasure grove” to be used for recreational purposes. Westerleigh Park was the first unofficial heart of the North Shore neighborhood. Throughout the year, the central bandstand hosts performances such as concerts and theater productions. Another national treasure of the town is Northerleigh Park where the Westerleigh Little Guys and Gals play baseball and softball! After watching a game ( or two), you’ll want to get active yourself! Head over to the oldest tennis club in the US: the Westerleigh Tennis Club, also known as the Staten Island Cricket Club, on College Avenue. Here, Mary Ewing Outerbridge introduced tennis to the United States! She played the very first match against her sister, Laura, on an hourglass-shaped court. After a strenuous visit to the courts, stop by Jimmy Max at 280 Watchogue Road, a family-friendly restaurant. Enjoy Italian fare in the form of pasta or gluten-free pizza! So why are we showing so much love for this small town?
We are selling the plans to three attached townhouses in Westerleigh, Staten Island: 72, 74, and 76 Byrne Avenue. Step inside through the raised solid wood, half-glass doors. Each home has oak floors throughout, including oak stairs and railings, with tiles in the bathrooms. The kitchen includes a stainless steel stove, dishwasher, and microwave with 9’ foot ceilings. Off the kitchen, find a doorway to the deck, overlooking the yard. There are washer and dryer hookups, Pella windows, and a Timberline roof with a 50 year guarantee. At 74 Byrne Avenue, the middle unit single-family home, have the convenience of a tandem two-car garage. 72 & 76 Byrne Avenue are the two-family end units of this trio, and include a detached garage.
To learn more about the townhouses at Byrne Avenue and the neighborhood of Westerleigh, contact Sandra Cascio at our Woodrow office, 718-605-9300, or on her mobile at 347-267-4218.