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Moving to a new place is exciting, but also confusing. With so many things to learn maybe the following can be of some help, courtesy of our members...

Things I Wish I Had Known

  • The back gate (Lily Pond and McClean Ave entrance) closes around 7 pm, however the guarded front gate at School Road is open 24 hours. You may be required to present military ID at either gate on occasion.  ID checks are also held at random at the entrance to Housing.
  • There are no right turns on red, unless otherwise noted (on Staten Island and throughout NYC).
  • The city wide speed limit is 25 M.P.H. unless otherwise noted.
  • "No Standing" means no parking and waiting.
  • Time Warner Cable is the only choice in Housing for cable and internet. You may have satellite, but there are very strict rules as to where the dish may be placed. Check with Housing and Facilities before installation.
  • If a child turns 4 during any time of a year (January 1st - December 31st), they may enroll in Pre-K. You may apply to the schools of your choice. Pre-K is half day (a.m. or p.m.) or full day and it's free.  Most daycare centers offer a free UPK (Universal Pre-K) program. Zip code for Housing is 10305. 
  • If a child turns 5 during any time of a year (January 1st - December 31st), they must enroll in Kindergarten. You may apply to the schools of your choice or send them to P.S. 53 or P.S. 39, the two schools for Housing's District (District 31). Middle school aged students (grades 6-8)  attend I.S. 24.  The Coast Guard has maintained a long standing partnership with P.S. 53 and I.S. 24 for many years, and busing is provided for our students to both schools from CG Housing.
  • There is an application process for high schools on Staten Island.
  • There are also private schools on the island that offer military discounts and some offer busing to and from base.
  • There is a very large group for Homeschooling in Housing.  We can help you put together a Letter of Intent to Home-school.
  • We have parents on base who are liaison's to the schools and can answer more specific questions you may have. Please contact us and we will be happy to get you in touch with the correct representative.

Leaving Staten Island:

There are five ways to get off the island: The Verrazano, Bayonne and Goethals Bridges, The Outerbridge Crossing, and the Staten Island Ferry.

To Brooklyn: The toll going over the Verrazano Bridge is $16 cash unless you register your EZ Pass as a SI resident, lowering the toll to $6.60, which is paid on the Staten Island bound side of the bridge.

To New Jersey: The toll for the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and Outerbridge Crossing is $14 cash, or $9.75 (off peak hours) to $11.75 (peak hours; 6 am -10 am and 4 pm - 8 pm weekdays; 11 am - 9 pm weekends) with an EZ Pass, paid on the Staten Island bound side.
  • Ask the Housing office for a letter stating your residency, before applying for an EZ Pass!
  • Service members working in Bayonne might be interested in the Port Authority NY/NJ Staten Island Bridges Plan (NY/NJ SIB Plan):  
    • $5.50 per trip at the Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing, provided you make at least three New York-bound trips in a calendar month. After the completion of the third trip at these three crossings in any calendar month, toll charges for all trips made at these crossings within the calendar month will be processed at the NY/NJ SIB Plan rate ($5.50 per trip).
    • All E-ZPass tags on the account count towards the minimum trip requirement, so multiple-driver households have an easy way to save with the NY/NJ SIB Plan.
    • If no trips are made across the Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge or Outerbridge Crossing in a calendar month, no plan-related charges will be made to your EZ Pass account.
    • If one or two trips are made across the Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge or Outerbridge Crossing in a calendar month, the toll for those trips will be reposted to your account at the    EZ Pass toll rate, based on the time the trip was made (currently $9.75 during off-peak hours and $11.75 during peak hours).
    • To add the NY/NJ SIB Plan (Plan Code PASI) or to open an EZ Pass account, contact your EZ Pass Customer Service Center:
      • E-ZPass New York Customer Service Center • www.ezpassny.com • 1-800-333-8655
      • E-ZPass New Jersey Customer Service Center • www.ezpassnj.com • 1-888-288-6865
To Manhattan: The Staten Island Ferry is completely free! The St. George Terminal is at 1 Bay Street. Ferries run every half-hour on the hour and every 20 minutes during rush hour. Parking closest to the terminal is $8 except Sundays and Federal Holidays when it is free. Overflow parking is $7, near the Staten Island Yankee stadium (shuttle bus service provided).

Places of Interest:
Coast Guard Exchange:

Located at 230 Coast Guard Drive. The Exchange features uniform items, sportswear, snacks and refreshments, alcohol and tobacco products, basic necessities like milk and shampoo, and an ATM machine. There is also Dry-Cleaning drop-off service and UPS pickup available.
    Phone: (718) 815-6519/6823
    Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm / Sat 10 am - 5 pm / Sun 9 am - 3 pm / Closed Holidays except Memorial Day, July 4th & Labor Day
Commissary at Fort Hamilton:

There is no commissary at Fort Wadsworth. However, there is one at our sister fort, Fort Hamilton, just over the Verrazano Bridge at Bldg 115 White Avenue; Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY. (Note: The commissary is closed on Mondays; and Tuesdays following a Monday holiday.)

  • Store Phone: 718-630-4960
  • Store Hours: 
  • Sun:0930 - 1800
    Tue:1000 - 1900
    Wed:1000 - 1900
    Thu:1000 - 1900
    Fri:1000 - 1900
    Sat:0900 - 1900

The Galley:

The Galley is located at 216 Coast Guard Drive. It is open to active-duty service members and their dependents as well as former service members and retirees. Military ID is required.

Hours of Operation:

                       Monday-Friday          Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast:          0630 - 0730                     0800 - 0900
Lunch:               1115 - 1230                      1030 - 1230
Dinner:              1630 - 1730                      1700 - 1730

Fitness Center and Gymnasium:

Is located at 204 Molony Rd. Must have military ID to utilize facilities.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday:  8:00 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm

The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Office is located inside the gym building.  Visit their website:  www.secnymwr.com They offer:
  • Information, Tickets and Tours – the ITT section offers a wide range of services forthe visitor and resident of New York. . Tickets are available for tours of NYC, MetroCards for the traveler, travel brochures for the City and the surrounding areas are available. The MWR office can assist you by offering Information on obtaining Broadway tickets and other attractions in NYC with a City Pass. Trips are arranged by MWR to various attractions including Yankee Stadium, Medieval Times, Six Flags Great Adventure, Mountain Creek Water Park and Mountain Creek Skiing. Hours for ticket issue are Monday – Friday from 11am – 1pm
  • Guest Quarters – MWR operates a Two Bedroom and a Three Bedroom Guest Quarters, available to all MWR Eligible patrons. The units are competitively priced with the Navy Lodge to offer the best value in New York City. Reservations are made in advance; full payment is required at the time of the reservation. A cancellation charge fee applies. To reserve the guest quarters or for information call (718) 354-4407 Monday though Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Gear Locker – camping equipment, canoes and other recreational equipment are available for rent. Gear issue is Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. To assist you in your trip, a wide assortment of brochures of local camping areas are available.
  • Other Services  MWR publishes and delivers a monthly newsletter, which contains seasonal information, tickets and tour flyers. Published in the winter and summer the newsletter provides upcoming listings of tickets and tours available for the community.
  • Richmond University Medical Center at 355 Bard Ave. (718) 818-1234

Fort Wadsworth Contact List:

Facilities/Engineering 718- 354-4321
Coast Guard Police 718-354-4398
US Park Police 718-338-3988
Front Gate 718-354-4705
Back Gate 718-354-4653
Exchange 718-815-6519
Galley 718-354-4362/4360
MWR 718-354-4407 secnymwr.com
Gym 718-354-3122
Chapel 718-354-4420/4421
ACTNY Medical Staff 718-354-4414
Maxor Pharmacy 718-273-426
lD Cards 718-354-4037
Ft. Wadsworth Visitor's Center 718-354-4500
Spouses’ Club  secnyspousesclub@gmail.com

Doctor Recommendations:

(Doctors listed under US Family Health Plan maintain clinic hours at the Fort Wadsworth clinic located at 206 Drum Rd. 718-442-4158, they also welcome patients at their individual practices, info available below.)


  • Dr. Christopher Laporta, MD (Victory OB/GYN Associates) - 718-981-5900
  • Dr. Michael Campanella, MD (David Herzog MD PC Group) - 347-745-2828
  • Dr. Lynn Rapp, MD - 718-351-6265
  • Dr. Paul Heltzer, MD – 718- 226-6550
  • Dr. Ulrika Holm, MD - 718-727-9700


  • Marine Dental - 718-987-6543
  • Dr. Steven Brenman, DDS - 718-447-4510
  • Dr. Lisa Lazzara, DDS (Kids Dental of Staten Island) - 718-667-5437

New York is very military friendly. Never be afraid to ask for a military discount!
Here are some places to begin with: (Not all are located here in Staten Island,
but it’s still a useful list!)

  • Aeropostale
  • The Buckle
  • Dress Barn
  • The Finish Line
  • FootAction
  • Footlocker
  • Gadzooks
  • Goody's
  • Hot Topic
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Jockey
  • Kohl's
  • Lerner
  • New York & Company
  • Nike
  • Old Navy
  • Pac Sun
  • Rack Room Shoes
  • Timberland Outlets (active duty only)

  • Applebee's
  • Arby's
  • A & W
  • Back Yard Burgers
  • Barnhill's
  • Burger King
  • Captain D's
  • Carl's Jr.
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Ci-Ci's
  • Cotton Patch
  • Denny's
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Golden Corral
  • IHOP
  • Java Cafe
  • KFC
  • Long John Silver
  • Maggie Moo's
  • McDonald's
  • The Melting Pot
  • Moe's
  • Pancho's Mexican Buffet
  • Panda Express
  • Papa Murphy's
  • Pat & Oscar's
  • Pizza Hut
  • Quizno's
  • Red Robin
  • Shoney's
  • Sizzler
  • Sonic

  • AutoZone
  • Big 10 Tires
  • Checker Auto Parts
  • Kragen Auto Parts
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts

Travel and Leisure
  • Amtrak
  • Beaches Family Resorts
  • Blockbuster
  • Camp Jellystone
  • Greyhound
  • Movie theaters
  • Professional Sports teams
  • Ripley's attractions and museums
  • Sandals Resorts

  • Verizon
  • AT& T
  • California Cryobank
  • Geico
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Meineke
  • Sears Portrait Studio

Other Products
  • Apple Computers
  • Bass Pro Shop
  • Champs Sports
  • Copeland's Sports
  • Dell
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • The Discovery Channel Store
  • GNC
  • Great Party
  • Happy Harry's
  • K-mart
  • Michael's
  • Play It Again Sports
  • Pure Beauty
  • Sally Beauty Supply
  • Spencer's Gifts
  • Sportsman's Warehouse
  • Suncoast
  • Wilson's Leather