Development on Bay
After nearly five years of construction, the MTA has announced that the South Ferry 1 Train station will re-open this June. Those commuting to and from Staten Island and Manhattan will soon be able enjoy the newly improved station and ease of travel just in time for summer!
Set to open in the year 2018, the New York Wheel broke ground early yesterday afternoon when the four pedestals that will be responsible for holding up the wheel started their installation.
It’s about to be an even better time to live on Staten Island. If only one thing is good about this Island, it’s the food. We’re about to get a whole lot of restaurants and eateries over the course of the next few years. Many of these restaurants will be featured in either the soon-to-be renovated Staten Island Mall or the upcoming Empire Outlets.
We’ve created an embed of Google’s timelapse map of Staten Island. It’s interesting to see events like the construction of Richmond County Ballpark and the renovation of Fresh Kills happen in the blink of an eye.
Last week, The New York Wheel team welcomed the arrival of two (of four) of the wheel’s massive pedestals to Staten Island. Construction of the New York Wheel will reach a milestone with the arrival of two additional pedestals at the end of the week, marking the first full structural component featured on the construction site in St. George.
If you’ve ever taken a drive or a stroll down Richmond Terrace on Staten Island, you may have gone by The Pavilion on the Terrace, which has been closed for quite some time. The building was first constructed as a residence in the year 1835 and then in 1965 started operating as a banquet hall until its eventual close in 2005. Since its closure, this historical treasure has been sitting and waiting for new life and that new life has come.
Between now and the middle of 2017, Staten Islanders will see steady progress on the New York Wheel project in St. George. As time goes on, the development site will slowly start to look like the mammoth observation wheel we’ve seen in renderings.
It’s coming, and it’s going to change New York City forever. When Tourists make their way to Staten Island on their trip past Lady Liberty, they’ll no longer make a u-turn in the St. George ferry terminal and head back to Manhattan