More than 19 million riders each year pass through the Staten Island Ferry.
In addition to providing a welcoming and state-of-the-art experience for travelers, the new Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan and St. George Terminal in Staten Island present an exceptional opportunity for retailers seeking a steady and reliable stream of potential customers.
Together, the new terminals offer approximately 36,000 square feet of prime retail space in a beautiful and sought-after waterfront setting. Each terminal features soaring ceilings and vast windows that provide breathtaking views and allow an abundance of natural light to fill the space.
The terminals also offer extensive public seating, both indoor and outdoor, to accommodate shoppers and those waiting for ferries.
Almost 70,000 riders pass through the Terminals on weekdays alone, creating a steady and reliable stream of potential customers. This primary market of consumers includes commuters, tourists and other visitors. Another market unique to the Whitehall Terminal is the daily influx to the area of 300,000 office workers.
In addition, approximately 47,500 residents live in the neighborhoods surrounding St. George and Whitehall Terminals.
A recent survey indicates that residents spend approximately $10 per day while in the Terminals and on the ferries. Popular items purchased include beverages, baked goods, snack foods, newspapers and other reading materials.
|Spaces Available||Square Footage||Available||Term|
St. George Ferry Terminal - Space 103
|1,993 SF||Now||5-10 years|
St. George Ferry Terminal - Space 105
|4,531 SF||Now||5-10 years|
Storage for Current and Prospective Tenants ONLY
Approx. 60 SF Each
|Now||Coterminous with Lease Term|
NYCEDC seeks to lease space ranging from 300 square feet to 6,000 square feet for retail and food use at the St. George Terminal located in Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal located in Manhattan. These buildings were completed in 2005. NYCEDC wishes to provide services to the riders of the ferries and to the neighboring communities.
Minority- or woman-owned business enterprise (“M/WBE”) firms are encouraged to apply. To certify with the City of New York as a minority- or woman-owned business, please call 311 or go to www.nyc.gov/getcertified.
Interested parties must respond through the Lease Offer, which can be downloaded below. RESPONSES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON AN ONGOING BASIS.
Please submit three (3) sets of your proposal to:
110 William Street, 3rd Floor
Attention: Stamatia Tsismenakis, Senior Project Manager
New York, NY 10038
Proposals will be made available to the public as set forth in the Lease Offer. To learn more about retail opportunities at Whitehall Ferry Terminal and St. George Ferry Terminal email StatenIslandFerryRetail@nycedc.com.
The St. George Terminal’s 29,000 square feet of retail space presents an opportunity for retailers to serve the almost 29,500 residents who live in that neighborhood.
St. George Terminal also sees surges in traffic associated with its close proximity to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home to the Staten Island Yankees, which has 38 baseball games and 90 other events annually.
The mix of tenants would include both take-out and sit-down food options, with enough variety to encourage ferry riders to linger, eat, shop and seek out Staten Island attractions.
A unique opportunity exists for two waterfront eating and drinking establishments in larger spaces that boast spectacular views of Manhattan. Both have ample outdoor spaces with the additional potential for special events.
Riders have specifically expressed interest in a full-service pharmacy and a well-stocked international magazine and newsstand with books about New York City and Staten Island.
The Whitehall Terminal offers 7,000 square feet of retail space and enjoys a strategic location in Lower Manhattan, the nation’s third largest business district.
Along with the 18,000 residents who live in the neighborhood surrounding Whitehall Terminal, the area boasts almost 86 million square feet of office space and over 300,000 office employees who represent additional spending potential for restaurants and other offerings.
The goal for Whitehall Terminal is a consumer experience with a distinct New York City character, including a cluster of food vendors with broad recognition among the area office workers, residents and tourists. This will help cultivate an additional customer base independent of the ferry rider market.
Specific goods and services envisioned for Whitehall Terminal include a florist, chocolatier, shoeshine, international newsstand and multilingual information booth.