Manor Heights is named as such due to the area's sudden elevation in its location and due to the fact that the area is adjacent to Manor Road, a major thoroughfare in the North Shore of Staten Island. The neighborhood's loose boundaries include the areas south of the Staten Island Expressway, north of Brielle Avenue which is the location of Susan Wagner High School, to the west of Manor Road, and to the east of Bradley Avenue.
Locally, the neighborhood is sometimes considered an overlapping of the Willowbrook, Meier's Corners and Todt Hill sections of Staten Island.
With housing stock largely built en masse in the 1950s and consisting of relatively small, one-family homes. Manor Heights is chiefly noted for being the site of Susan Wagner High School, opened in 1968 to accommodate the island's growing population pursuant to the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge four years earlier. A residential complex for low-income seniors, operated by the Sisters of Charity, was later built on land adjacent to the high school.
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New York Climate
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