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City's first outlet mall holds promise - October 30, 2017
Empire Outlets, which aims to bring low-price name-brand retail to Staten Island in the spring, has been on the drawing board since 2012.

Empire Outlets' workforce program graduates 185 people - October 29, 2017
The city and owners of Empire Outlets have committed to hire more than 1,200 people to work at New York City's first outlet center through a new workforce training program that began in September.

New 'hop-on, hop-off' ferry stop coming to Staten Island - September 18, 2017
CitySightseeing New York and Empire Outlets have teamed up to launch a new cruise stop in St. George with hopes of lurin thousands of tourists per day to New York City's first outlet center, which is slated to open in the Spring.

Restaurants follow the building boom on Staten Island - August 28, 2017
Staten Island is already a low-key dining destination, with well-established Italian, German and Sri Lankan restaurants that draw locals as well as weekenders who hop the 24-hour ferry from Manhattan.

Empire Outlets Job Training Program

September 5, 2017
Click the link above to find more information on Empire Outlets job training program.

AG settlement could mean more premium outlets at Empire Outlets - August 22, 2017
A settlement reached on Monday between the state's attorney general and a major mall operator could boost a rival landlord building an outlet mall on Staten Island.

Fashion illustrator Holly Nichols creating marketing campaign for Empire Outlets - August 16, 2017
BFC Partners announced that Holly Nichols is creating a campaign for Empire Outlets.

Empire Outlets developer offers job training to Staten Islanders - August 15, 2017
When the city's first outlet center opens on Staten Island early next year, its developers are hoping that the 1,200 jobs created will benefit the borough's residents.

Empire Outlets to hire more than 1,200 through workforce program - August 13, 2017
The city and owners of Empire Outlets have committed to hire more than 1,200 people to work at New York City's first outlet center through a new workforce training program starting in September.

Top 10 projects boosting Staten Island real estate values - June 20, 2017
There are 10 large scale projects contributing to Staten Island's real estate boom. These major projects -- ranging from retail to film studios -- across the borough are having a "ripple effect" on real estate values.

NYC & Co. Reveals Big Apple's Robust Hotel Pipeline, New Attractions - June 1, 2017
With an expected inventory of 137,000 hotel rooms by 2019, the Big Apple has the most active hotel development pipeline in the country, according to NYC & Co.

Watch: A sneak peek as Empire Outlets begin to take shape - May 17, 2017
As construction workers continue to raise steel on the Empire Outlets site, it's becoming easier to imagine what visitors will experience once the stores are open to the public.

Ohio-Based Japanese Restaurant Landing in NYC, with Empire Outlets Outpost - May 3, 2017
Wasabi Steak and Sushi has signed a 7,172 square foot lease to open its first New York City location at Empire Outlets in Staten Island.

Facade of Nordstrom Rack taking shape at Empire Outlets - April 19, 2017
The first panels of the facade of Nordstrom Rack -- one of the retail anchors of Empire Outlets -- were erected on Wednesday, according to the project's developers.

New fast ferry from St. George to Midtown - April 13, 2017
A fast ferry would run from St. George to Midtown Manhattan under an agreement with NY Waterway brokered by Borough President James Oddo.

Shake Shack to Open at Empire Outlets - April 10, 2017
Shake Shack, one of the nation's fastest growing restaurant brands, will open its first Staten Island location at Empire Outlets.

Shake Shack Plans to Open First Staten Island Outpost in 2018 - April 9, 2017
Good news for Staten Islanders: Shake Shack will open in March 2018 at Empire Outlets, a new mall development that will include around 100 retail shops near the St. George Ferry Terminal, the chain and the developer tell Eater.

"Marvel's Luke Cage" Actor and Staten Islander Theo Rossi Joins Empire Outlets as new Brand Ambassador - March 27, 2017
Actor and producer Theo Rossi announced his newest role as brand ambassador for Empire Outlets - Staten Island's top shopping destination and New York City's first and only retail outlet center.

Ounce Water named official water partner of Empire Outlets - March 27, 2017
New York-based premium bottled water company OUNCE WATER has been named the official bottled water partner of Empire Outlets in Staten Island, NY.

Empire Outlets hires new consultant to attract luxury retail - March 23, 2017
Faith Hope Consolo of Douglas Elliman - a Manhattan-based company specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services - has been named luxury retail consultant for Empire Outlets, which is being built on the St. George waterfront.

Is Staten Island's North Shore NYC's next hot neighborhood? - March 11, 2017
New York City is always offering the "next big thing." Many hot neighborhoods and attractions compete for your attention. Have you been to St. George, Staten Island recently?

Could new developments mean renaissance for Staten Island? - February 24, 2017
Staten Island is sometimes called the forgotten borough, and is the only borough without a subway that connects to the rest of the system.

Toys 'R' Us joins rush to New York Wheel - December 20, 2016
In the latest deal, Toys 'R' Us has signed for a 3,300 square-foot store for the complex that aims for a grand opening in November 2017.

NYC sets new tourism record - December 19, 2016
The Big Apple drew more than 60 million visitors to the five boroughs last year - an all time record, officials announced Monday.

Ferry ridership at record high as city tourism growns in 2016 - December 19, 2016
The number of New York City visitors will surpass 60 million for the first time ever this year as Staten Island's most popular tourist destination sees a record number of riders.

First pieces of New York Wheel are installed on Staten Island - December 14, 2016
Yesterday, we witnessed the installation of the first piececs of the New York Wheel, to be the world's largest ferris wheel when opened to the public in Spring 2018 on the north shore of Staten Island.

Empire Outlets developer lobbying for Citi Bike - December 2, 2016
Joseph Ferrara, principal of BFC Partners, who is building New York City's first outlet mall on the St. George waterfront, wants people to be able to get off a ferry, and jump on a bicycle to explore Staten Island.

Air Canada rewards agents with a trip to New York City - December 2, 2016
Air Canada and NYC & Company were hosts to 11 lucky agents who spent five days in New York City. They rode the free ferry to Staten Island to hear more about the upcoming New York Wheel and Empire Outlets.

Would you like to buy beer and wine at Starbucks? - November 12, 2016
There's a growing possibility that Starbucks baristas will be writing your name on a grande pumpkin spiced beer instead of a latte. There's a shot Starbucks Evenings will make its way to Empire Outlets in St. George, said Joseph Ferrara, principal BFC Partners.

Exclusive: An inside look at Empire Outlets construction - November 7, 2016
While most people know Empire Outlets is being built on the North Shore next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, few know exactly what's going on behind the fence that surrounds the more than seven acre site.

Check out new kiosks coming to Staten Island Ferry Terminal - November 2, 2016
From a night of beer tasting at Flaghship Brewery to a spin on the future New York Wheel, there is an abundance of information to learn about the borough for tourists taking a trip to Staten Island. And come 2017, they'll be able to learn it all via a touch of a button on digital information kiosks that will be installed throughout the Staten Island and Whitehall Ferry Terminals.

The Next wave of food halls reaches SI and the Bronx - September 26, 2016
Think about it: In 2010, when Eataly opened in the Flatiron District, it was a phenomenon. It was an Italian market, a rooftop bar, a counter for a casual pizza, a place to have a gourmet dinner and a gelato bar for dessert - all under the same roof. There wasn't much else like it in New York.

2018 North Shore waterfront set to be an 'exciting' place - September 27, 2016
Envision the water side of New York City's first outlet mall, where you can stop into a Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory for some sweet treats then sit on a bench gazing out at the Hudson for a spectacular view of Manhattan.

Staten Island change-makers honored on Wall Street: From Urby to NY Wheel - September 22, 2016
Beneath a constellation of LED lights and the historic columns of Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan, four influential leaderes were honored for their efforts to improve Staten Island.

Watch: Construction at Empire Outlets takes shape - September 24, 2016
A whole lot of concrete was poured at Empire Outlets between Friday and Saturday. It was 2,800 cubic yards of concrete to be exact. The concrete was transported via 250 trucks to Empire Outlets' construction site in St. George to create the future "economic heartbeat" of the complex.

New York set for record-breaking year - September 16, 2016
New York is on course for an all-time high in visitor numbers this year, with international arrivals predicted to top 12.7 million. With a predicted 1.23m arrivals, the UK will remain the number one overseas market.

Realtors Hope the North Shore Will Attract Foreign Investors - September 16, 2016
Empire Outlets, the city's first outlet mall is expected to open it's doors in St. George next year. The developer - BFC Partners says foreign investors are showing interest in the 1.2 billion dollar project.

Where to go in NYC: Staten Island to build world's biggest observation wheel and outlet shopping precinct - September 6, 2016
It's known for providing the best view of the Statue of Liberty, but now there's a reason to visit this New York neighbourhood. Staten Island has big plans for 2017 and it won't stay off the radar for long.

The Case for Living in Staten Island - September 8, 2016
First things first: Staten Island is not the new Williamsburg. Having a car is pretty much required, and there are far more Dunkin' Donuts than artisanal-coffee shops. But Staten Island hasn't been in the news lately only because it might vote for Trump in the election: the waterfront near the ferry is exploding with new developments.

Inside the Construction Site of the New York Wheel and Empire Outlets on Staten Island - August 31, 2016
There's one word that describes the development projects underway on the St. George Waterfront in Staten Island: ambitious. Last week, we took a tour of the construction site for the New York Wheel and Empire Outlets with the architects and developers in charge of the project.

NYC Two Boots Pizza coming to Empire Outlets - August 24, 2016
Two Boots Pizza, a New York Ciy icon since 1987, is the latest restaurant to join the food and beverage hub at Empire Outlets - New York City's first retail outlet center being built on the St. George waterfront.

Watch: Empire Outlets construction progresses - July 26, 2016
With more than a year into the construction process, Empire Outlets is starting to take shape. Within the next few weeks, outlets' developer, BFC Partners, will be putting the finishing touches on underground infrastructure, and pouring concrete to form the foundation of New York City's first outlet mall.

Construction Workers Add Time Capsule Under 'New York Wheel' Concrete Foundation On Staten Island - June 26, 2016
A giant Ferris wheel on Staten Island's waterfront is a step closer to reality. On Saturday, workers from Gilbane Building Company finished pouring concrete to complete the foundation of the 'New York Wheel', which will be America's tallest Ferris wheel at 630 feet.

6 things to know about items in NY Wheel time capsule - June 25, 2016
If Rich Marian has his way, iconic symbols of Staten island placed in a New York Wheel time capsule will ensure that whoever opens it in 630 years is in for sweet treat and a shopping spree worth at least $10,000.

New York City's New Tourism Site: A Great Way To Book and Save in the Big Apple - June 10, 2016
One of the great things about New York City is that the tourism folks don't rest on their laurels.

Dennis Basso Sets Outlet Store - May 19, 2016
Dennis Basso, whose luxury fur, ready-to-wear and eveningwear is sold at his flagship on Madison Avenue, an in-store shop at Harrods, and Little Nell in Aspen, will open his next location on Staten Island. The 2,138-square-foot unit will be an outlet store - Basso's first - at Empire Outlets, which is adjacent to the St. George Ferry Terminal.

High-end designer Dennis Basso to open first outlet store in Empire Outlets - May 19, 2016
High-end fashion designer Dennis Basso will open his first outlet store in Empire Outlets -- New York City's first outlet mall of 100 stores being built on the St. George waterfront.

Nike Factory Coming to Empire Outlets - April 27, 2016
The developer of the Empire Outlets has announced the latest store that will open inside the retail complex.

Nike Factory Outlet Store to open in Empire Outlets - April 27, 2016
Nike is the latest retailer to sign on to be part of New York City's first outlet center being built on the St. George waterfront.

The Biggest Wheel in the World Coming to NYC - Mar 10, 2016
New York City is one-upping the London Eye, with the development of The New York Wheel, a 60-story Ferris wheel with crowning views of New York Harbor.

Mighty Quinn's BBQ Isn't Forgetting About SI With Empire Outlets Outpost - Feb 10, 2016
Fast casual chain Mighty Quinn's Barbecue will be opening its first Staten Island eatery at Empire Outlets, putting the long-dubbed "Forgotten Borough" on the map for BBQ lovers.

Jewelry Exchange Opening at Staten Island's Empire Outlets - Jan 27, 2016
Diamond and jewelry exchange Jewelers on Fifth, which has an outlet at a New Jersey Mall, will be opening a new store at the under-construction Empire Outlets in Staten Island, Commercial Observer has learned.

Meatpacking food whizzes headed to Empire Outlets - Dec 17, 2015
A tantalizing taste of the Meatpacking District is coming to Staten Island, the city's most under-served borough for cutting-edge cuisine.