Charleston sits directly on the southern shore of Staten Island, bordered to the east by Rossville and Woodrow, and to the south by Tottenville. Through the 18th century, Charleston was known as Androvetteville due to the Androvette family of farmers who settled the original village. It then became known as Kreischerville, after a Bavarian immigrant opened a brick factory here. The current name comes from one of Kreischer’s sons. Recently, Charleston has seen much development, including the Bricktown Centre shopping plaza and the opening of other chain establishments. The area also includes the Clay Pit Ponds State Reserve. Education options nearby are P.S. 3, P.S. 56, and I.S. 75. The local S74 and S78 buses terminate here, and between them, run almost the entire length of the island.

Restaurants and Entertainment in Charleston

1. Z-Two Restaurant 2925 Veterans Road W Splashy space with a bar and live entertainment supplying international bites all day every day. Read reviews here.

2. Cabo 96 Page Avenue Snazzy cantina and lively nightspot serving Mexican fare and cocktails with dancing and a live DJ Thursday - Saturday. Read reviews here.

3. Nucci's 4842 Arthur Kill Road Pizza and other Italian basics are found at this modest neighborhood joint. (Sister to the North Shore Nucci's on Forest Avenue.) Read reviews here.

Grocery Stores and Supermarkets Near Charleston

1. Waldbaums 6400 Amboy Road

2. Top Tomato 240 Page Avenue

Parks Near Charleston

1. Bloomingdale Park Bloomingdale Road A 138-acre park with a playground and lots of open, traditional park space! Other areas surrounding Bloomingdale Park include Huguenot, Annadale, Arden Heights, Charleston, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Rossville, and Woodrow. For more information about park events, visit or call (718) 585-7117.

2. Lemon Creek Park Prince’s Bay A fun park/beach with freshwater and a breathtaking view. Other areas surrounding Lemon Creek Park include Huguenot, Charleston, Prince’s Bay, Rossville, and Woodrow. For more information about park events, visit or call (212) 639-9675.