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.
If you’re looking for a way to support and celebrate Staten Island this holiday season then look no further.
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.
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
The smart people behind the Empire Outlets YouTube channel seem to understand how much Staten Islanders like drone footage. In the clip above posted on April 13th, you can see 3.2 million pounds of steel that makes up the MTA Build-over Area, a feature that protects the St. George community protection from future Hurricane Sandy type superstorms. The flyover of the site also shows a general state of the build site from the top of a crane.
Here at This Way on Bay, we’ve been keeping you up to date on the development of the core four developments on Staten Island. Today we have a real treat, the Instagram above shows the embed foundation for one the New York Wheel’s massive legs.
The official YouTube account of the Empire Outlets posted an update on it’s construction. The videos above show the progress of NY’s first outlet mall, being built right here on Staten Island.
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.
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.