The Real Deal New York

The “forgotten borough” gets noticed

Four megaprojects promise a new beginning for Staten Island’s waterfront
By Ariel Stulberg | August 21, 2015 02:20PM

From the August issue: The idea that Staten Island’s North Shore will be the city’s next hot market may invoke a few chuckles, given the borough’s backwater reputation. But there’s no doubt that change is coming to the waterfront communities on the island’s North Shore.

Four major projects are underway: the New York Wheel, Empire Outlets and Lighthouse Point on either side of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George, and the apartment complex URL Staten Island, a mile away at the long-fallow former Navy home port in Stapleton. [more]