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    New Dorp on Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy

    Staten Island has received $33 million in federal funding to buy 23 acres of land in an effort to reduce flood damage to homes in the borough.

    The funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will go to the city Department of Environmental Protection. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senator Charles Schumer announced yesterday that the city also received $23 million to acquire flood plain easements in New Dorp and Midland Beach in Staten Island. [more]

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    Bill de Blasio and North Shore on Staten Island

    Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to attract more technology companies to New York City’s five boroughs, and that plan includes Staten Island. [more]

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    Staten Island Mall

    Chicago-based real estate investment trust General Growth Properties is slated to present its plans tomorrow to the Department of City Planning for the 445,000-square-foot expansion of the 85-acre Staten Island Mall.

    The shopping center at 2655 Richmond Avenue, located in the Heartland Village residential development, would gain several new buildings by 2017. [more]

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  • Staten Island's boat graveyard

    Staten Island’s boat graveyard

    WEEKENDEDITION Staten Island has its share of unusual tourist attractions. But one of the spookiest is undoubtedly its boat graveyard. [more]

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    404 Richmond Terrace on Staten Island

    WEEKENDEDITION A near two-century old banquet hall has sat shuttered on Staten Island since 2005. Now the landmarked Pavilion on the Terrace, at 404 Richmond Terrace, is seeing new life. [more]

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  • From left: Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and Freshkills Park on Staten Island

    From left: Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and Freshkills Park on Staten Island

    Construction started on the new Springville Greenway, a 3.3-mile path for bikes and pedestrians that will run along Staten Island’s Richmond Avenue. [more]

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    Roman Blum

    The beneficiary of an alleged long-lost love of a Staten Island real estate mogul has come forward to attempt to claim a $40 million estate.

    Roman Blum rose to prominence after constructing and selling houses in Staten Island after the development of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The Holocaust survivor died at age 97 in 2012 with no known will. But a will was filed in Staten Island Surrogate’s Court — one that Blum purportedly sent to Helen Pietrucha, a woman Blum meet in Warsaw in 1938. Blum and Pietrucha were separated during World War II. [more]

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  • The Accolade

    The Accolade

    Meadow Partners is launching public sales at its 100-unit condominium development on Staten Island’s St. George waterfront, the Accolade. Sales open with nearly 30 percent of condos sold during the preview period, according to a release from the developer. [more]

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  • Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Comptroller Scott Stringer will meet with Staten Island homeowners in Midland Beach tonight to discuss the city’s disbursement of funds for home rebuilding. The meeting is part of a broader effort by Stringer’s office to assess how federal aid money was spent under the city’s Build It Back program. The comptroller’s office is preparing to audit the program under the Sandy Oversight Program. [more]

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  • Mariners Harbor Houses

    Mariners Harbor Houses

    WEEKENDEDITION The New York City Housing Authority is giving its Mariners Harbor Houses on Staten Island a $19 million upgrade. [more]

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  • Is Staten Island the next Brooklyn?

    April 24, 2014 05:25PM
    Rendering of Ironstate Development's URL Staten Island project

    Rendering of Ironstate Development’s URL Staten Island project

    With young people increasingly priced out of Manhattan and pushed to the outer boroughs, New Jersey-based Ironstate Development hopes to cash in with its $150 million Urban Ready Living project slated for the North Shore of Staten Island. [more]

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  • Urban Alloy Towers

    Urban Alloy Towers in Queens

    A “net-zero” Staten Island public school and a futuristic mixed-use building and transportation hub in Queens are among the latest projects to receive a new batch of eye-popping renderings in the past week or so. Click here for our slideshow.

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    Mount Manresa at 239 Fingerboard Road on Staten Island

    The Savo Brothers development firm has been hit with a temporary restraining order from a Manhattan Supreme Court justice, halting work at Jesuit retreat Mount Manresa on Staten Island. [more]

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  • Hurricane Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Hurricane Sandy damage on Staten Island

    New York State’s Ocean Breeze Enhanced Buyout Area has expanded eligibility to Staten Island’s Graham Beach neighborhood.

    Homes in the area, which extended to Jefferson Avenue to the West, Olympia Boulevard to the north, Father Capodanno Boulevard to the south and Naughton Avenue to the east will be eligible for buyout funds immediately, the Office of Storm Recovery told DNAinfo. [more]

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    New York City Farm Colony

    WEEKENDEDITION Once a hot spot for urban explorers, Staten Island’s New York City Farm Colony, a 70-acre campus of crumbling buildings, will soon see new development – cutting tourists off from one of the islands most popular destinations. [more]

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    From left: St. George-Tomkinsville Promenade after Hurricane Sandy and the committee’s new vision for the space

    Residents of  St. George on Staten Island are proposing to rebuild a waterfront promenade that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy into a longer, stronger pathway between neighborhoods. [more]

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  • Vintage postcard of the Great Roller Boller Coaster Amusement Co. on South Beach, Staten Island (Credit: NYPL)

    Vintage postcard of the Great Roller Boller Coaster Amusement Co. on South Beach, Staten Island (Credit: NYPL)

    The city has issued a request for expressions of interest for Staten Island’s public beach fronts, in a move to reinvigorate the area after Superstorm Sandy. [more]

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    Rendering of Lighthouse Point on Staten Island’s North Shore

    Triangle Equities is building a mixed-use megaproject that includes a 180-room hotel and 96-unit rental tower – the latest development headed to Staten Island’s North Shore. [more]

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    Southshore section of Staten Island after Sandy (Credit: ABACA USA)

    Staten Island’s South Beach section has filed paperwork requesting state-sponsored Hurricane Sandy buyouts of their homes.

    Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $400 million plan to buy and demolish homes hard-hit by last year’s storm launched in the spring. It has spread across Staten Island – to Oakwood Beach and, as of last month, Ocean Breeze. [more]

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  • national-lighthouse-museum-empire-outlets

    Renderings of National Lighthouse Museum and Empire Outlets

    The city Economic Development Corporation extended a deadline for the National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island to raise $350,000 to secure a lease for a historic building steps away from the planned giant Ferris wheel, known as the New York Wheel, and BFC Partners’ Empire Outlets mall. [more]

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