Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

Hylan Blvd.

New fashion from old: Completion of the roof and restoration of the facade of St. Joachim and St. Anne RC Church on the grounds of Mount Loretto, Pleasant Plains. The church was open in the summer, only two and a half years after a fire in five alarms on December 19, 1973, only the facade and parts of the walls remained. Preservation has been a cornerstone of the restoration. (Staten Island Advance)

STATE ISLAND, NY – Marches through the time from 1909 to present along the longest street in NYC on Staten Island. It is about 14 miles long. Hylan Boulevard runs from New York Harbor on the east coast at Alice Austen House all the way to the tip of Tottenville, to the Conference House Pavilion. The boulevard was renamed in 1923 after New York Mayor John F. Hylan.

Of course, you can see the difference in traffic jams, homes, and the remake of the New Dorp shopping area.

Hylan then and now

The very beginning of Hylan Boulevard, Rosebank in 1979, was an attempt to restore the historic home of pioneer photographer Alice Austen. In 1984, the house looked good. In 2016, great things happened and are still happening in the house, and it is now a museum and a member of the Historic House Trust. (Staten Island Advance)

Hylan then and now

In 1969 at Bay Street and Hylan Boulevard with crossing guards and students, it looks pretty much the same. (Staten Island Advance / Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

A&W Root Beer stood on 1995 Hylan Blvd, and now it’s a restaurant called Zara. (Staten Island Advance / Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

Top: Grasmere traffic sign on Hylan Boulevard just north of Old Town Road in 1937 and the bottom is today 2021. (Staten island Advance / Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

In 1963, Trimarche’s Restaurant, Dongan Hills at 1650 Hylan Boulevard, is today Brunoƕs. (Staten Island Advance / Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

In 1974, Rosebank a long stretch of Hylan Boulevard reaches down to the waterfront. (Staten Island Advance / Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

So 1930: The Old Mill, at Hylan Boulevard and Clove Road, Grasmere, was a landmark from the 1930s to the late 1950s. (State Island Advance) Today it is the site of Chase Bank. (Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

A famous pizza corner left in 1996 and was renovated today. Hylan Boulevard and Midland Avenue. (Staten Island Advance / Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

Allen Place and Hylan Boulevard, Annadale were considered a dangerous intersection in 1941 and what it looks like today in 2021. (Staten Island Advance / Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

Hylan Shopping Plaza in 1986 has been transformed into a stunning shopping mall now called The Boulevard. 2021. (Staten Island Advance)

Hylan then and now

Hylan Boulevard around Ebbits Street, New Dorp. Top is 1984, bottom 2021. (Staten Island Advance / Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

Now a super busy corner of Oakwood, Hylan Boulevard meets Guyon Avenue. (Staten Island Advance / Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

In helmets with poultry, full blouses and high boots, Holy Child Royal Centurions marched along Hylan Boulevard, Great Kills, in the Watkins-Kellett Parade in 1977. During the same stretch of Hylan Boulevard in 2019. (Staten Island Advance / Google Maps)

Hylan then and now

The Tavern on the Green, 2566 Hylan Boulevard, the place to be seen burned down in 1977. Today stands a kind of bank. (Staten Island Advance)

Hylan then and now

The very beginning of Hylan Boulevard, Rosebank in 1979, was an attempt to restore the historic home of pioneer photographer Alice Austen. In 1984, the house looked good. In 2016, great things happened and are still happening in the house, and it is now a museum and a member of the Historic House Trust. (Staten Island Advance)

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The waterfront pavilion at Conference House Park in Tottenville. Each with its own design from 1965 to 2021. (Staten Island Advance)

Hylan then and now

The State Island Biker’s Association runs up Hylan Blvd. with toys for Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, Mount Loretto Pleasant Plains, annual toy races. 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2001. (Staten Island Advance)

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