St. George Civic Association
St. George is an active, growing community on the north shore of Staten Island, across the harbor from Manhattan. The St. George Civic Association works for managed growth and development, for improved schools, for public safety, for better transportation both public and private, including the Staten Island Ferry, and for increased recreational and retail amenities in our neighborhood and throughout Staten Island.
V I S I T  U S  O N  F A C E B O O K

artist conception of proposed waterfront development

Information on waterfront developement on our
Land Use Committee page and at the New York City EDC web site.

SGCA's Resolution on Waterfront Developments
and the CB1 Land Use Committee Resolution.

The SGCA supports our local
You can help: join/donate now!
They're on Facebook too.

Ferry Riders Committee meeting dates and other information are on their pages HERE.

St. George in Arcadia Press's Images of America series, is co-edited by long-term SGCA member David Goldfarb. A local blog has an illustrated entry on the volume.

"The Doors of Saint George" poster available again -- more info here.

Staten Island Arts
has a shop for local artists and products in the St. George Ferry Terminal. More info on the Arts page here.

St. George becoming artist center

article at Crain's New York Business

Arts in St. George & nearby

Art Hill: St. George Sustainable Cultural District: click for pdf of plan

NYPD 120th Precinct Community Council meeting schedule appears on the Public Safety Committee page



Agenda January 14th:
Preservation and Progress

How are recent changes and developments in our community affecting our historic communities?

Discussion included

Curtis High School expansion: destruction of the historic stone wall

Affordable housing development at 93 Monroe Avenue, between Monroe & Montgomery

Lighthouse Point: damaging the historic brick wall

Agenda October 8th:

The Let's Rebuild Cromwell Community Coalition collected 500+ names of community people in favor of rebuilding Cromwell on the St. George waterfront.  They have proposed a specific location, design, and ideas for funding, to urge elected and government officials to take action.

Is the proposed Curtis high school expansion plan good for the education of our students?

The resolution below was passed at our June 4th general meeting.
Please click here to sign the online petition embodying these ideas.

WHEREAS Curtis High School is, by many times over, the most overcrowded high school in Staten Island; and

WHEREAS other high schools in the borough, including New Dorp High, Petrides High and McKee High are currently occupied at less than 100% capacity; and

WHEREAS an additional high school and middle school are desperately needed by residents of Staten Island's north shore, particularly with new developments soon to add hundreds of residential units; and

WHEREAS by the City's own estimates, the expanded school will still result in a Curtis High School that is vastly more overcrowded than any HIGH school in Staten Island, with a population of approximately 140% of capacity; and

WHEREAS the neighborhood in the vicinity of Curtis High School is heavily burdened by the traffic, parking, littering, and security problems attendant to the presence of a high school; and

WHEREAS the currently proposed addition to Curtis High School would add a net total of only seven classrooms, which is insufficient to meet the educational needs of our community for the present and the near future; and

WHEREAS architects say that to provide bleachers for the proposed gymnasium, which comprises half of the proposed addition, the landmarked 150-year-old stone wall which is the neighborhood's signature feature and the backdrop of its historic district, would be demolished;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the St. George Civic Association calls for the funding and construction of a new high school on Staten Island's north shore and opposes the proposed expansion of Curtis.

Sign online petition protesting Curtis High School proposed construction plan.

You can join the SGCA or renew your membership with PayPal -- click here.

St. George residents can join the SGCA using this form, and then are eligible for our web discussion group.

St. George Civic Association
Post Office Box 987
Staten Island, NY 10301

President: Theo Dorian
Vice President: David Goldfarb
Treasurer: Bertram Ploog
Recording Secretary: Victoria Harding
Corresponding Secretary: John Kilcullen
Members at Large: Sarah Power, Bob Zion