Staten Island

  • Sea View Healthy Community
  • New Stapleton Waterfront
  • St. George Waterfront
  • Lighthouse Point
  • Replacement of Anchorage Channel Water Siphons
  • Landmark Colony
  • The MARSHES Initiative

Borough Overview

With a population of 473,279, Staten Island is the least populated of the boroughs, yet boasts the third largest area. It is a unique and bustling borough that is poised to grow significantly over the next few years. In 2018, residents and tourists alike will enjoy the New York Wheel—the largest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere—slated to open on the St. George waterfront in Downtown Staten Island. Next door, Empire Outlets—the first outlet store in the city—is expected to draw 4.5 million shoppers per year when completed, and mixed-use waterfront projects along the North Shore, such as Lighthouse Point and the New Stapleton Waterfront, will provide space for expanding businesses and hundreds of new housing units.

Projects

Project

Sea View Healthy Community

Restoring the legacy of the Sea View Hospital Campus, Sea View Healthy Community is a proposed mixed-use, health-focused wellness campus integrating medical care, housing, retail, community facilities, and open space in a setting designed to prevent illnesses and promote healthy lifestyles.


Project

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.


Project

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.


Project

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.


Project

Replacement of Anchorage Channel Water Siphons

This new siphon will ensure a backup water supply to Staten Island and will facilitate the City's ability to benefit from anticipated increases in cargo volumes in the Port of New York and New Jersey.


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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.


Project

The MARSHES Initiative

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

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

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.


Financing & Incentives

NYC Industrial Developer Fund

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The NYC Industrial Fund is a $150 million source of public/private project financing for priority industrial real estate development projects in New York City.


Financing

Emerging Developer Loan Fund

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Providing capital to emerging developers who are working on real estate development projects in New York City.


Healthcare

Community Health Center Expansion Program

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The Community Health Center Expansion Program will provide real estate expertise, technical assistance, and grant support to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in New York City looking to expand.


Financing & Incentives /  Tax Incentives

Futureworks NYC Growth Initiative

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The Futureworks NYC Growth Initiative provides early-stage companies using and developing advanced manufacturing technologies with up to $30,000 in funding over two years to support their growth in New York City.


Tax Incentives

Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH)

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FRESH promotes the establishment and expansion of neighborhood grocery stores in underserved communities by providing zoning and financial incentives to eligible grocery store operators and developers.

News

NEWS

New York Wheel: Installation of 300-foot legs to begin in May

 |  Source: SILive.com

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New York Wheel Crane Towers Over Staten Island Skyline

 |  Source: DNA Info

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Makerspace in Stapleton to Receive $50,000 Grant

 |  Source: NY1

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Mayor announces $50,000 equipment grant for MakerSpace

 |  Source: SILive.com

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$1.6 billion in investments fuels development in Staten Island’s North Shore

 |  Source: The Architect's Newspaper

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Sea View community in New York City ties sustainability to human health

 |  Source: US Urban Green Building Council

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Ferry landing construction slated for completion soon

 |  Source: News 12 Brooklyn

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Residents, city agencies invited to North Shore Open House

 |  Source: SILive.com

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Is Staten Island’s North Shore NYC’s next hot neighborhood?

 |  Source: Pix 11

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1,000-ton crane to bring NY Wheel one step closer to completion

 |  Source: SILive.com

NEWS

First Pieces of New York Wheel Are Installed on Staten Island

 |  Source: Untapped Cities

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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.