Development on Bay

If you’ve recently driven by the Staten Island Ferry in the St. George part of Staten Island then you might have noticed not one but two construction cranes towering over the construction site of The New York Wheel.

Last June, CBS 2 reporter Elise Finch ran a story asking New Yorkers if Staten Island is turning into the “new Brooklyn” and shedding its reputation of being the “forgotten borough?”

Staten Island’s North Shore will be transformed once the $2-billion St. George Waterfront Redevelopment Project is complete in 2018. Millions of people are expected to visit the new attractions, especially the Empire Outlets and the New York Wheel.

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!

The New York Wheel has been popping up in the news more and more as the days go on. The person who is to be the general manager for New York’s 60-Story Observation Wheel has been announced!

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.

EPS Contracting - Staten Island - Pavilion on the Terrace

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.

In 2017, the NYC Wheel is finally set to open here on SI by the ferry terminal and baseball park. But that doesn’t mean the celebration and fun can’t start a little early.