According to Curbed NY, St. George has been named the best neighborhood in New York City. Its close proximity to Manhattan and famously orange Staten Island Ferry boat make St. George a gateway to the rest of the city. The win was an upset, beating out favorites like Greenpoint, Brooklyn for the title. With major developments happening throughout the area it’s easy to see why St. George is so worthy of the top prize. Here is a look at the projects underway which will be completed over the next few years.
A 625 foot Ferris wheel, dubbed the New York wheel, is set for construction in Saint George. Like the famous London Eye, the NY wheel will serve as an observation attraction for tourists and residents alike. Offering stunning views of the New York Bay and Manhattan skyline, the New York wheel is a welcome addition for Staten islanders who often feel secluded from the big city.
In addition to the wheel, Empire Outlet Mall is also on its way. With the tourism boom generated by the wheel, outlet malls are the perfect retail destination for visitors looking to spend on Staten Island. These projects will create jobs for locals and help boost the overall economy in the borough.