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Pleasant Plains Staten Island is a neighborhood on the South Shore of the Island. Like many other neighborhoods on the Island, the neighborhood was named by the Staten Island Railroad Corporation, which today is the MTA Staten Island Railway, as the railway extended into South Shore.  Pleasant Plains is dotted by single family homes and is served by a thriving retail corridor. Within the neighborhood is also a 194 acre NY state park, Mount Loretto Unique Area, which adds to the neighborhoods appeal to families. Pleasant Plains homes for sale heavily reflect the neighborhood’s suburbia appeal and vary in grandeur. 

In the 1990’s, New York State purchased a 194-acre parcel of land south of Hylan Boulevard and adjacent to Lemon Creek Park which is now a state park known as “The Mount Loretto Unique Area”. The Park includes a fishing pier at the foot of Sharrotts Ave.

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The Pleasant Plains neighborhood is located on Staten Island and bordered by Woodrow to the north, Lower New York Bay south of Richmond Valley westward towards Prince's Bay. This area represents it in City Council with Joe Borelli who has been serving his community since 1994.
This block party celebrating Italian heritage would be an excellent way for residents living there or visitors coming into town wanting more info about life as natives.

The town of Pleasant Plains is home to 5,000 people according the 2000 census. It was named by officials at one time working for an organization that owned what we know today as simply "The MTA."

The name of this quaint little hamlet reflects its claim to fame - being home for many years when trains were still a novelty.