Bulls Head is a neighborhood in west-central Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of the USA's largest city, New York.
The community received its name from an 18th-Century tavern, located at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Richmond Avenue (the neighborhood's central point), from which a sign bearing a bull's head was displayed. During the American Revolution, this tavern became the local headquarters of the faction loyal to the British crown, or Tories, as they were colloquially known.
As recently as the early 1960s, Bulls Head and the surrounding neighborhoods (such as Willowbrook to the east and Graniteville to the north) were dominated by farmland; dramatic change came soon after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened in 1964, opening up the area to residential development. Soon many Jewish families - mostly from the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens - settled in Bulls Head and other west Mid-Island neighborhoods, and today they form a plurality of its population. A smaller number of Asian immigrants - most of them from the professional classes - also relocated to the region.
The corner of Victory Boulevard and Richmond Avenue is one of the busiest on Staten Island, and automotive traffic is heavy in the vicinity, even during mid-day hours on weekdays. This situation has led to periodic calls to build more limited-access highways on the island, including the possible revival of the aborted spur of the Richmond Parkway through the Staten Island Greenbelt.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition