A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 14, 2017
Snake Hill Road (Richmond Hill Road, Staten Island)

A part of Richmond Hill Road (from LaTourette Golf Course to Arthur Kill Road and Historic Richmond Town) in Staten Island has been called “Snake Hill Road.” The road has dangerous, snake-like curves.

The name “Snake Hill Road” has been used since at least the 1980s and 1990s.


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“Snake Hill” is the name given to a particularly sinuous hillside section of Staten Island’s Richmond Hill Road. It follows the route of a 17th century wagon road in the heart of one of Staten Island

Forgotten New York
LATOURETTE PARK
Staten Island’s back woods
August 6, 1999
(...)
Richmond Creek, which flows through Richmondtown and Latourette Park, flows under Richmond Hill Road in the Cemetery. Here is the last remaining 19th Century stone arch bridge left on the Island, carrying Richmond Hill Road over the creek just after it negotiates two dangerous curves on its way down Snake Hill from the Latourette Park golf course. The bridge dates to 1845.

4 April 2006, US Fed News Service, Including US State News; Washington, DC
BOROUGH PRESIDENT MOLINARO DISPATCHES HIS ‘CLEAN TEAM’ TO CLEAR CLOVE LAKE PUBLIC PARKING LOT
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Richmond Hill ("Snake Hill") Road, by the golf course

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Staten Island Richmond Town Snake Hill Latourette 1983 (CLICK HQ Button)
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Published on Feb 28, 2009
It’s August 1983 we’re driving through Richmond Town in a ‘71 Chevelle convertible with our new video camera.  We come upon Lighthouse Hill and into the back entrance of Latourette. We circle the front of the course and then down Snake Hill as it was on that hot day in Sept. 1983

silive.com (Staten Island)
Fix for Staten Island’s treacherous Snake Hill could be 10 years in the making
By Tom Wrobleski |
on October 15, 2011 at 12:40 AM, updated October 15, 2011 at 7:39 AM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.—The city has big plans to fix treacherous Snake Hill in Richmond, but it could be 10 years before the project comes to fruition, city Department of Transportation (DOT) officials said yesterday.
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Snake Hill, a part of Richmond Hill Road, is frequently the site of accidents and is often closed during heavy rains and snow.

silive.com (Staten Island)
Our Changing Island: Snake Hill Road
Updated Sep 11, 2014; Posted Sep 11, 2014
By Thomas Matteo
For the Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.—Snake Hill Road is one of the most treacherous roads on Staten Island.

Can’t find it on a map?

Well, that’s because it is not an official street name. It is a section of Richmond Hill Road just past the entrance to LaTourette Golf Course that leads down to Arthur Kill Road and Historic Richmond Town.

There are no sidewalks and the road is very steep and winding—hence the nickname Snake Hill Road.

I have been told that during years past, the road would be closed during parts of the winter because it was too dangerous to drive, but the neighborhood kids had a blast sledding down the hill. Of course, this was when there was a lot less traffic and the winters were a lot more severe.

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Nicholas Rizzi‏
@nickr15
FYI Staten Island RT @NYPD121Pct: Richmond Hill rd. aka snake hill is closed due to icing condition.
12:15 PM - 5 Mar 2015

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Victoria‏
@Victoriaashley_
Snake hill is the scariest road in all of Staten Island .
10:00 PM - 8 Mar 2015

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debbiecat‏
@debbiecat4
Replying to @IshkabibbleDude
My favorite Staten Island road is nicknamed “snake hill” 😈
11:34 PM - 2 Aug 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
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