Empire Outlets New York City
Staten Island, NY (Anticipated Opening 2016)
Reach new heights of success at New York City’s first and only outlet center, Empire Outlets New York City. Commanding 350,000 square feet of retail space within the new entertainment complex, this designer outlet center provides a unique opportunity to expand brand presence in one of the most vibrant retail markets.
Located along Staten Island’s treasured waterfront, minutes from Manhattan, the complex will feature New York’s newest skyline icon, the New York Wheel. Soaring 625 feet over the waterfront, with extraordinary views of the city, the world’s tallest ferris wheel is expected to attract more than 4.5 million visitors each year.
October 2013 Update
The City Council approves the Empire Outlets and The New York Wheel –part of Staten Island’s biggest construction project since the Verrazano Bridge.
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Quote from Mayor Bloomberg during the groundbreaking ceremony:
“Today’s groundbreaking is yet another sign of the redevelopment of Staten Island’s North Shore,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “The New Stapleton Waterfront, complete with housing, retail, and a brand new waterfront esplanade, will create over a thousand jobs and help revitalize this neighborhood that has long been one of New York City’s best-kept secrets, with sweeping views of Lower Manhattan. Combined with a giant Ferris wheel, a brand new outlet mall, and new housing at the Lighthouse Point, Staten Island’s North Shore is poised to become New York City’s next great neighborhood.”
As part of the New Stapleton Waterfront Development Plan, the City and its partners have also addressed the potential for future major storms, with all planned buildings on the site having been elevated by two feet and a new set of tidal wetlands being built to mitigate possible storm surges and flooding. The project is a key part of the City’s comprehensive strategy to further promote economic growth on the North Shore of Staten Island, which will include the construction of the New York Wheel, the largest Ferris wheel in the Western Hemisphere; a new mall, Empire Outlets; and the Lighthouse Point development project. The first phase of the new Stapleton waterfront project is anticipated to create more than 1,100 construction jobs and 150 permanent jobs, providing a significant impact to Staten Island’s economy.
For answers to your questions about this exciting new project, please contact Lisa Wagner at 703.346.8098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.