Development on Bay

Staten Island has had a lot of development happening lately, with the development of the New York Wheel, the Empire Outlet Mall, and the Outlet Mall’s 190 room Hotel, there is a lot going on. Did we mention that the Outlet mall is expected to open its doors in 2016?

Today, we give you a series of interviews , originally uploaded to the official New York Wheel YouTube account, from some key players to the completion of the project, as well as in the north shore community.

This new clip highlights Empire Outlets’ planned hotel and waterfront dining options.

View From The New York Wheel

If you’ve been curious what it might be like to ride on board the planned New York Wheel, you’re in luck. Youtuber, Scott Grella, sent a drone up in the location where the “observation wheel” will be constructed in the near future.

The “Core Four” are the former New York Yankees baseball players Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera. It has also been coined by Staten Island Borough President James Oddo as the four major developments on the North Shore of Staten Island. URL Building, Empire Outlet Mall, New York Wheel & Lighthouse Point.

Ground was broken yesterday on the highly anticipated Empire Outlets, planned for Saint George. This celebration was attended by local politicians and SI luminaries, and hosted at Richmond County Ballpark.

Staten Island is shedding its ‘forgotten borough’ image and adopting a new one. This image features New York City’s first outlet mall, the NY Wheel, URL Building & Lighthouse Point.

This past Friday, L.Adrian Wilton & Aaron Lenza opened the Office at 76 Bay. At their Grand Opening, I had a chance to chat with Adrian & Adam about their plans for the collaborative work space on the 2nd floor at 76 Bay & their backyard garden. The second floor space is a collaborative work space that is now open for membership.

It’s been two years since Hurricane Sandy struck and the Sandy Hooks Pilots Association has been struck with five-feet storm surges along with raw sewage flooding. Since then, the facility has been deemed inoperable. That is, until now.

You might not have ever heard of it before, but Staten Island has a water tunnel which provides backup drinking water to the borough, and it’s about to be replaced.