A captive audience is about to be captivated. A highly coveted market of affluent trend-setters and style makers is here already. They know fashion when they see it - and they crave it. Tens of thousands of residents and tourists ride the free Staten Island Ferry every day, and soon they'll have a new destination - world-class shopping at Empire Outlets.


For domestic and international tourists alike, all roads lead to Empire Outlets, the centerpiece in New York City's newest entertainment district. Its prized location on Staten Island's waterfront, at the base of the St. George Ferry Terminal, means visitors can get here quickly and spend the day shopping, sightseeing, socializing, and more.

60,000,000 The number of people who visit NYC each year

8,300,000 The number of people living in the five boroughs of NYC

38,800,000 dollars in direct visitor spending annually

70,000 daily passengers on the staten island ferry


For over 25 years, Brooklyn-based BFC Partners has been responsible for the acquisition, development, financing, construction, marketing and management of many of New York City's finest residential, office and mixed-use projects. Since the firm's inception in 1985, BFC and its principals have completed over $1 billion in development projects, encompassing the construction of more than 5,000 residential units and millions of square feet of mixed-use development. BFC is owned and operated by Donald Capoccia, Joseph Ferrara, and Brandon Baron - a trio of New Yorkers who understand the ins and outs of New York City real estate, government, and trends as only long-time natives can.

As a market leader, BFC Partners excels in finding creative solutions to unique and challenging projects, having been at the forefront of the revitalization of many neighborhoods, including the East Village, Harlem, Williamsburg and Downtown Brooklyn. BFC acts as the exclusive general contractor for all of its projects, which allows complete control of the construction process, enabling the delivery of each building on-time and within budget. From conception of an idea through long-term property ownership, BFC maintains an active role in all of its properties.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

Established in 2001, the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group deploys the firm's capital by making investments and loans that benefit urban communities. Through its comprehensive community development platform, UIG is a catalyst in the revitalization of underserved neighborhoods. UIG has committed over $4.1 billion, facilitating the creation and preservation of over 16,000 housing units - the majority of which are affordable to low, moderate and middle-income families - as well as over 1,700,000 square feet of community facility and over 5,000,000 square feet of retail and other commercial space.

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