Coast Guard Station New York

First District

10 Search Lane, Staten Island, NY 10305

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Founded in 1976, the Coast Guard Station New York is located on Staten Island in the state of New York. The base specializes in making their mission Maritime Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement, Ports, Waterways, Coastal Security, and Marine Environmental Protection.

Coast Guard Station New York is a large station on the East Coast with more than one hundred active duty members, and the station has ten small boats assigned to it. Station New York is a part of the Atlantic Area, within District One. District One is responsible for all Coast Guard activities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. As you can tell by the name, Station New York has a border close to the Atlantic Ocean that has many ports going into New York.
The Coast Guard operates under the approval of the Department of Homeland Security, and they put the Coast Guard Station New York fully in charge when it comes to security on the ports of New York. On January 28th, 1915 the Coast Guard was established as a military service and branch. Upon declaration of war or under direct President commands, the Coast Guard runs under the authority of the Department of the Navy. Station New York is committed to safety and security, and they work hard to make sure nothing happens that could compromise either of those.


The closest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport located 15.5 miles from base.

Directions from Newark Library International Airport:
Get on US-1 S/U.S. 9 S
Take I-95 and I-278 E to Narrows Road South in Staten Island
Take Exit 15 from I-278 E
Continue on Narrows Road South
Take Fingerboard Rd to Search Ln to the destination

Station New York is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays and days of no scheduled activities (DONSAs).


If your arrival is at Newark Liberty International Airport it is your responsibility to coordinate and complete your travel to Staten Island. Ensure that you save all of your receipts so that you can make an appropriate travel claim when you in-process the installation.


 Once you arrive in Newark, there are several taxi cab companies available to take you to Staten Island.


TRICARE Information and News


For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at


Check the US News Health directory online at to find the best doctor for your family.


The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website


To be enrolled in a New York school, a child must be 5 years old before the first day of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit


Francis J. Murphey Elementary School
Richard  H. Hungerford Middle & High School


If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.


Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.


​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.


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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.


Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.


Military Children and Teens Resource Guide


New York State Department of Child & Family Services (518) 402-3038
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.


New York State Department of Health (518) 869-4527


In Our Hands Rescue (973) 780-4647


New York Police Department 120th Precinct (315) 782-2112

Base Headquarters (718) 354-4099


Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255


On-post housing is not available at Coast Guard Station New York
Fort Wadsworth
0.9 miles from base
Fort Wadsworth is a former military installation with many different housing options available.
Shore Acres
0.5 miles from base
Shore Acres is a small neighborhood with many outdoor activities to enjoy and different housing options available.

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In Staten Island, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year-round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 86°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 94°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 1 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 86°F and low of 71°F. The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 3 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 28°F and high of 40°F.

The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from April 1 to August 26, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on August 1. The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from August 26 to April 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on October 28.
The cost of living in Staten Island, NY is 54% higher than the New York average and 83% higher than the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (18%), groceries (9%), health care (10%), housing (52%), cost of public/private transportation (46%) and utilities (6%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 70 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Staten Island, NY are 10% higher than the average for New York and 20% higher than the rest of the country.
Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, it is separated from New Jersey on the Southwest side by the Arthur Kill. The Arthur Kill is a tidal strait that connects the Raritan Bay with the Newark Bay. The channel is close to around 10 miles long. Staten Island is estimated to have a population of 479,458 people, which seems like a lot, but Staten Island is actually the least populated of the five boroughs.

A big attraction to partake in is the Staten Island Zoo, which is open year-round for travelers. It was opened in 1936 and now have upwards of 1,400 animals consisting of 320 different species. The admission for the zoo is $10 for the general public, but less for seniors or children. The zoo is accessible by public transportation via the bus routes, unfortunately the Staten Island Railway does not provide transportation to the zoo.

While the zoo is the most visited, there are plenty of other sights to see. There is the Snug Culture Center, Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the 9/11 Memorial Statue or the Staten Island Children Museum. But one to really get out and see is Fort Wadsworth. Fort Wadsworth is one of the oldest military installations in the entire nation. It sits on 226 acres of land on the Northeastern shore of Staten Island. You get to see the beautiful views of the New York Harbor, while being graced with an important part of history. There is also a bike path running through it, so you can bike, run or walk through the beautiful sight.

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