Tompkinsville resides on the North Shore of Staten Island, right by the South Ferry that connects it to Lower Manhattan.  This neighborhood is significantly more urban than the rest of Staten Island, with several eateries, music venues, and parks that have long served the primarily African (19.7%), Mexican, (5.2%) and Puerto Rican community who make up 19.7%, 5.2%, and 4.9% of the neighborhood’s population, respectively. 

Interviews with Local Business Owners