Destination St. George

Destination St. George NYC's next great destination on the Staten Island waterfront.
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A 20-minute free ferry ride from Lower Manhattan, St. George is set to become New York City's next great destination. Joining, some of the City's most storied landmarks, the area is set to become home to: New York Wheel: the world's largest observation wheel at 630 feet above New York Harbor. Featuring a 38-minute ride in one of its 36 capsules. A 5-acre green roof and outdoor beer garden offer experiences for all ages and interests. Opening Spring 2018. Empire Outlets: NYC's first and only outlet shopping center with nearly 100 shops including Niketown, Nordstrom Rack, Banana Republic , Dennis Basso, Victoria Secret and more. More than 60 dining concepts and a 190-room boutique hotel will offer unparalleled views of New York City. Opening late 2017. Lighthouse Point, the neighborhood's waterfront esplanade featuring bistros and cafes, the National Lighthouse Museum, and local craft shops will be built into a row of St. George’s restored historic buildings. Lighthouse Point will also become home to a Westin hotel featuring a rooftop lounge and meeting space. The complex will also be home to as well as commercial and residential space. Current St. George Attractions: Staten Island’s existing iconic attractions will continue to attract millions of visitors annually. The Staten Island Yankees, located at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, one of the prettiest ballparks in the U.S., plays home to the minor-league team in a beautiful, easily-accessible waterfront baseball stadium. New York City’s second largest theater, the St. George Theater, continues to host top music, comedy, family and cultural acts. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, formerly the Sailors’ Snug Harbor home built in the 1800's, is now a distinguished regional arts center where history, architecture, visual and performing arts, environmental science, agriculture and horticulture provide dynamic experiences for all ages.

10/21/2019
Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation

Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation

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Joseph Ferrara
08/24/2017

Joseph Ferrara

Take an illustrative peek into MRKTPL , Staten Island's very first and only artisanal food hall that will debut Empire Outlets NYC in 2018 ! Brought to you by Manny Del Castillo & Jamie Hinojos. Our very own culinary Rock ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 's illustrations courtesy of: Vi Luong #StatenIsland #Empireoutlets

Had a great day last Friday exploring #StGeorge with #press and #trade from #Brazil, #Argentina and #Hungary in partners...
06/12/2017

Had a great day last Friday exploring #StGeorge with #press and #trade from #Brazil, #Argentina and #Hungary in partnership with NYC: The Official Guide. We toured the future sites of New York Wheel and Empire Outlets NYC, and also visited Staten Island Yankees, Alice Austen House Museum and Flagship Brewery while munching on some Pier 76 pizza. Excited for them to promote Destination St. George and welcome more visitors!

06/09/2017
Joseph Ferrara

Joseph Ferrara

Jump on board for a birds eye view of Empire Outlets NYC and all the exciting changes on the North Shore of #StatenIsland ! New York Wheel Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden Staten Island Yankees Staten Island Advance Staten Island Ferry Staten Island USA National Lighthouse Museum SIEDC St. George Theatre Staten Island Museum

Big shopping. Big Wheel. Big buzz. Yes, we know big things are coming to what's now being marketed as "Destination St. G...
05/31/2017
27 reasons St. George is already a destination we love on Staten Island

Big shopping. Big Wheel. Big buzz. Yes, we know big things are coming to what's now being marketed as "Destination St. George." Yes, we're looking forward to experiencing what all the hype is about — but here are the reasons we already love this special Staten Island neighborhood.

Sure, we've all heard BIG things are coming to St. George. But there's plenty to love RIGHT NOW.

A sure way to keep cool during the Spring and Summer heat is #following Winter Wonderland SI! We can't wait to visit the...
05/24/2017

A sure way to keep cool during the Spring and Summer heat is #following Winter Wonderland SI! We can't wait to visit the Staten Island Yankees to experience #winterwonderlandsi with #friends and #family. #comingsoon #siyanks #newyork #nyc #newyorkcity #staytuned #keepcool #wwsi

04/27/2017

Launched a fun, new marketing campaign highlighting everything you can do in #DestinationStGeorge. Hop on the #StatenIslandFerry and explore St. George for entertainment, cultural institutions, shopping, dining, sports and more! Check our website to plan your visit today! http://bit.ly/2plJrkh

Destination St. George
04/26/2017

Destination St. George

Destination St. George's cover photo
04/26/2017

Destination St. George's cover photo

Destination St. George's cover photo
04/26/2017

Destination St. George's cover photo

04/20/2017
Staten Island Arts Organization Tries to Create Its Own Future

"All of this is really important now because there is so much is changing and it’s happening very rapidly," said Elizabeth Bennett, the executive director of Staten Island Arts. "So we are providing a forum for people to be heard, but also to be a part of the process."

On the North Shore, developers are putting up a hotel and a mall. The city is planning on rezoning. And local artists are working to make sure their voices heard, before it’s too late.

Staten Island Advance
04/13/2017
Staten Island Advance

Staten Island Advance

A fast ferry would run from St. George to Midtown Manhattan under an agreement with NY Waterway brokered by Borough President James Oddo.

03/16/2017
Joseph Ferrara

Joseph Ferrara

As we continue to transform Staten Island's St. George Waterfront, this birds eye view really captures the amazing changes taking place. Empire Outlets NYC New York Wheel #StatenIsland #NYC Staten Island Advance

02/27/2017
City Turns Its Eye to 'Forgotten Borough' Staten Island

City Turns Its Eye to 'Forgotten Borough' Staten Island

As the de Blasio administration mulls new rezoning regulations for the North Shore of Staten Island, neighborhood rents — and anxieties — are on the rise.

02/15/2017
NYC: The Official Guide

Come explore St. George! Museums, theater, baseball, a brewery…we have it all!

St. George is a gem—find museums, theater and even a brewery just steps from the ferry. Explore this Staten Island neighborhood here: nycgo.com/itineraries/see-your-city-st.-george

"Borough President Oddo is on to something here and has the vision to see where it can take us. We hope Deputy Mayor Gle...
01/24/2017
A Brooklyn-Staten Island ferry? It's a no-brainer (editorial)

"Borough President Oddo is on to something here and has the vision to see where it can take us. We hope Deputy Mayor Glen has heard him, and gets the message to Mayor de Blasio."

Not often in this complicated city is something seemingly so easy to accomplish. We urge the mayor: Please do not pass on this opportunity.

"Staten Island's waterfront, especially it's North Shore waterfront already has all the elements of what a maritime educ...
12/22/2016
Residents Want Open Space Amid North Shore Development

"Staten Island's waterfront, especially it's North Shore waterfront already has all the elements of what a maritime education recreation corridor could bring," said Kelly Vilar, founder of the Let's Rebuild Cromwell Community Coalition.

As major development sweeps through the North Shore, a group of local residents is proposing some projects of their own.

Exciting stuff happening! Keep it coming. #Destinationstgeorge
12/14/2016
New York Wheel

Exciting stuff happening! Keep it coming. #Destinationstgeorge

"In a long, hard project like this, we've got to find the things to celebrate and this is one of those celebratory moments," said New York Wheel CEO Rich Marin.

"Staten Island is already adding new chain stores even before the Staten Island Mall's expansion and the New York Wheel ...
12/08/2016
How many chain stores are there are on Staten Island?

"Staten Island is already adding new chain stores even before the Staten Island Mall's expansion and the New York Wheel and Empire Outlets are built. When we do this report next year we may see a much larger increase in chains with so much in the pipeline," said Jonathan Bowles, executive director of the Center for an Urban Future.

15 chain stores opened on Staten Island in 2016.

A huge thanks to all our Destination St. George partners (Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, Empire Outle...
12/02/2016
Air Canada rewards agents with a trip to New York City ·

A huge thanks to all our Destination St. George partners (Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, Empire Outlets NYC, New York Wheel Staten Island Yankees Staten Island Museum St. George Theatre) and the NYC: The Official Guide tourism team for pulling together a great day in St. George for some of the top agents in #Australia. We welcome all Aussies to come visit Staten Island!

Air Canada rewards agents with a trip to New York City

"I think it's going to be a happening neighborhood. For years there has been talk of the North Shore rebuilding, and I g...
12/01/2016
Rents rise along with demand for North Shore real estate

"I think it's going to be a happening neighborhood. For years there has been talk of the North Shore rebuilding, and I got news for you, it's here. Once the Wheel, outlets and more are here, I believe I'll be able to sell my apartment for a lot more than I paid. I don't think I'd be able to make that same investment anywhere else (on Staten Island)."

Anticipation of the NY Wheel and Empire Outlets has led to an increased demand for North rentals and investment properties.

Implementing lower-level boarding is one measure proposed by the city to reduce congestion and accommodate redevelopment...
11/30/2016
It's time to allow lower-level boarding of Staten Island Ferry (editorial)

Implementing lower-level boarding is one measure proposed by the city to reduce congestion and accommodate redevelopment on the North Shore. In a November budget update, the city said that permitting lower-level boarding during peak times would increase efficiency and avoid the necessity of scheduling additional trips.

But here's the rub: The city is currently looking at lower-level boarding only at the Whitehall ferry terminal in Manhattan, not at St. George.

But increasing service also has to be looked at.

"Citi Bike was criticized last year after stations were added in Jersey City, yet city boroughs were left unserviced.  J...
11/30/2016
No Plans to Expand Citi Bike to Staten Island or The Bronx, Officials Say

"Citi Bike was criticized last year after stations were added in Jersey City, yet city boroughs were left unserviced. Jersey City would have the same issues with connections to the city that Trottenberg said Staten Island has."

City Council members debated adding public funds to the program to help it expand quicker.

Staten Island’s North Shore, the area near the ferry terminal, is where much of the new restaurant activity is taking pl...
11/02/2016
Staten Island Is Becoming a Foodie Destination

Staten Island’s North Shore, the area near the ferry terminal, is where much of the new restaurant activity is taking place, coinciding with its development as a residential hub for young New Yorkers priced out of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Staten Island is developing a restaurant scene and becoming a destination for foodies.

Expecting that the NY Wheel and Empire Outlets will draw hoards of tourists off the Staten Island Ferry to shop and take...
10/12/2016
Staten Island tourism: Don't miss the boat (commentary)

Expecting that the NY Wheel and Empire Outlets will draw hoards of tourists off the Staten Island Ferry to shop and take a ride raises a major question: Is enough being done now to capitalize on that potentially golden opportunity to benefit the borough as a whole?

It's our responsibility to ensure that every resident, business and institution reap the rewards of the North Shore boom.

The New York Wheel, Mr. Marin said, will look more delicate than its cousins in Singapore, London, Orlando and Las Vegas...
10/03/2016
Rolling Out a Huge Wheel on the Staten Island Shore

The New York Wheel, Mr. Marin said, will look more delicate than its cousins in Singapore, London, Orlando and Las Vegas, which is now the biggest observation wheel, at 550 feet. Unlike Orlando, where the legs are splayed far out, the legs on the New York Wheel will be closer together because of the constraints of the building site. “This is going to be built like it’s on stiletto heels,” he said.

With parts arriving from around the world, the 630-foot New York Wheel is taking shape. The observation ride is expected to be a draw for the millions of tourists to take the free ferry each year.

Four developers decided to utilize the waterfront in new ways -- the likes of which Staten Island has never seen. And in...
09/27/2016
2018 North Shore waterfront set to be an 'exciting' place

Four developers decided to utilize the waterfront in new ways -- the likes of which Staten Island has never seen. And in the process, they'll repair an ailing shoreline district that for the last 25 years has fallen into disrepair and decay.

As the NY Wheel, Empire Outlets, Lighthouse Point, and Urby are built, the North Shore esplanade will offer new waterfront access.

"With New York City's strong economy and ferry boats now crossing the harbor to and from Staten Island at least every 30...
09/20/2016
Staten Island Ferry ridership breaks record

"With New York City's strong economy and ferry boats now crossing the harbor to and from Staten Island at least every 30 minutes, 24/7, it's no surprise that we saw a surge in ridership this past year," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Staten Island Ferry had 23.1 million passengers between July 2015 and June 2016.

"Nowhere else on Staten Island will you find a full-service hotel with first-class amenities and stunning unobstructed v...
09/13/2016
Upscale Westin Hotel Coming to Staten Island

"Nowhere else on Staten Island will you find a full-service hotel with first-class amenities and stunning unobstructed views of the New York skyline to accommodate both business and leisure travel," Lester Petracca, president of Triangle Equities.

The hotel in St. George is expected to open in 2019.

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A beautiful "love letter" to Staten Island posted here today!
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