Staten Island

  • New Stapleton Waterfront
  • St. George Waterfront

Borough Overview

With a population of 473,279, Staten Island is the least populated of the boroughs but is the third largest in area. It is a unique and bustling borough that is poised to grow significantly over the next few years. In 2017 residents and tourists alike will have access to some of the best views in the city from the world’s largest observation wheel, which will open on the St. George waterfront in Downtown SI. Next door, Empire Outlets is expected to draw 4.5 million shoppers per year when completed, and mixed-use waterfront projects along the island’s North Shore will provide space for expanding businesses and hundreds of new housing units, as well as open up new walking paths and some of the city’s best vistas.

Projects

Project

Landmark Colony

Brielle Avenue, the historic 45-acre site in Staten Island, is a former farm colony that operated from the early 1800s until 1975. The redevelopment of this site will reactivate a long-vacant property by providing much-needed senior-targeted housing to the borough and creating a new district that complements and enhances the surrounding community.


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The MARSHES Initiative

The City’s first wetland mitigation bank to help clean up and restore the Saw Mill Creek Marsh on Staten Island.


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St. George Waterfront

Staten Island’s waterfront will be transformed with the construction of the world’s largest observation wheel along with a new retail complex and hotel on two sites adjacent to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in St. George.


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Lighthouse Point

Lighthouse Point will include more than 100 residential units, a hotel, a diverse mix of retail shops and dining, considerable public open space, and parking.


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New Stapleton Waterfront

The New Stapleton Waterfront development will activate and expand an underutilized waterfront, as well as unlock the opportunity for new development opportunities, including affordable housing, retail, and significant investment in public infrastructure.

Workspaces

Incubators and Coworking Spaces

Staten Island MakerSpace

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The Staten Island MakerSpace is a non-profit, community workspace for makers, builders, tinkerers, hardware developers, hobbyists, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a curious mind who wants to make something. It offers tools, equipment, resources, workshops, and 6000 sq ft of space for you to make your ideas come to life.

Programs

Central Business Districts

Downtown Staten Island

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Just minutes from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey, Downtown Staten Island is a significant asset in the Island’s continued economic and cultural expansion.


Workforce & Local Business /  Additional Services

HireNYC

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HireNYC connects the City's workforce development services to economic development projects, identifying the best City resources to meet a company's recruitment needs and encourage local hiring.

News

NEWS

Staten Island MakerSpace to Bring Mobile 'STEAM' Wagon to Schools

 |  Source: DNA Info

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Lighthouse Museum Is Up and Running After Many Delays

 |  Source: SILive.com

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Explore Staten Island's Rapidly Changing North Shore

 |  Source: Curbed

Downtown Staten Island

Just minutes from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey, Downtown Staten Island is a significant asset in the Island’s continued economic and cultural expansion.