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NY Wheel CEO: Finances are secured, project on track for 2017 opening


While a groundbreaking ceremony is not yet scheduled for the New York Wheel in St. George, construction on the project is underway and all the finances have been secured, Wheel President and CEO Rich Marin said, with the project on schedule to be opened in the first half of 2017.

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Empire Outlets stores announced: Major brands join Nordstrom, H&M


A slew of popular national retailers will open their doors at Empire Outlets, New York City's first retail outlet center being built in St. George.

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Staten Island's Turning Point


A wide bay may separate Staten Island from the rest of the city. But in terms of real estate, differences between the borough and other enclaves seem to be lifting like a morning fog.

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Empire Outlets


Those involved with the Empire Outlets project celebrated New York City's first outlet center at a ceremony at Richmond Country Bank Ballpark in St. George Thursday morning.

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Work begins on "world's tallest" Ferris wheel in Staten Island


Preliminary construction work has begun on Staten Island's New York Whee:: a huge Ferris wheel that will rise 192 m (630 ft) above New York Harbor. Slated for completion in 2017, the US$500 million New York Wheel will have a capacity of up to 1,440 passengers at a time.

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The New York Wheel Is The Most Incredibly Epic Way To See A City


Construction will start this week on the New York Wheel, a stunning Ferris wheel angled to become the tallest in the United States, if not the world.

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Da Renzo Piano alla ruota, ecco la nuova New York


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New York City joins global race for the world's tallest Ferris wheel


New York City this week will officially break ground on a spot near the Staten Island Ferry terminal where the world's tallest observation wheel will rise - unless Dubai builds a bigger one first.

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The five tallest observation wheels (and one to come)


Nearly every amusement park and fair has a Ferris wheel. But the gentle rides have been popping up as standalone attractions at destinations throughout the USA. For example, the 180-foot Capital Wheel opened in 2014 along the banks of the Potomac River at National Harbor in Maryland.

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Five Things That Will Have New Yorkers Sailing to SI Next Year


Informally nicknamed "the forgotten borough," it sometimes feels like Staten Island doesn't get the respect it deserves. We don't know whether itís the fact that it's mainly accessible by ferry, the fact that we find it hard to forget the odors of Fresh Kills Landfill (even though there's been an effort to reclaim the landfill and turn it into a park that started in 2008) or what, but for some reason the borough of Richmond doesn't excite developers-or Manhattan dwellers-the way that, say, Kings County does.

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Work On World's Tallest Ferris Wheel To Start Next Month in NYC


Construction is slated to begin next month in Staten Island on what is expected to be the tallest ferris wheel in the world, developers of the project announced Monday.

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River Dock Cafe Opens Inside St. George Ferry Terminal


With views of the New York Harbor and a menu that's heavy on fish and American fare, the cafe is is giving the 1.5 million tourists a year who ride the free ferry and quickly head back to Manhattan a reason to stick around.

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New plan for commuter valet parking during NY Wheel construction to begin Feb. 2


As NY Wheel developers prepare for the ground-breaking next month of its 630-foot observation wheel, stacked valet parking near the St. George Ferry Terminal will begin Feb 2.

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The Revitalization of Staten Island


New York City's "forgotten borough" is no longer that. Staten Island is fast on the rise, with an astonishing number of new developments, from sleek tech companies to cultural centers to waterfront amusement parks

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