SINY North Shore Buzz – The St.George Renaissance

SINY North Shore Buzz – The St.George Renaissance


Welcome to Downtown Staten Island, St. George.
Imagine spectacular views, sounds, art, culture, shopping, and restaurants, big city excitement
and happenings here, close to Manhattan offering you affordable space to live and work. St. George is located on the northeastern
tip of Staten Island. Where the Kill Van Kull enters the New York Bay. Located in the core
of downtown St. George you will find excellent restaurants, pubs and bakeries worth paying
a visit to. Back in the 1800s, George Law, a developer, acquired rights to the spectacular
waterfront. A prominent businessmen Erastus Wiman promised to canonize Mr.George Law in
the town’s name if he relinquished his land rights for a ferry terminal. What is now known as the Staten Island Ferry.
Everyday some 65,000 people ride the Staten Island Ferry. Many enjoy the free ride and
the spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island Ferry is the third most
visited attraction in New York City. You can easily catch a bus or train right from the
Staten Island Ferry terminal. The post-9/11 memorial is directly adjacent to the Staten
Island Ferry terminal located along the waterfront esplanade facing toward Manhattan, framing
the location across from the where the towers once stood. What an amazing view. Richmond County Bank Ballpark is a short distance
from the ferry and home to the Staten Island Yankees. The stadium offers spectacular views
of the harbor and Manhattan skyline. Borough Hall is located across from the Staten Island
Ferry, and is the hub of administration and government here on Staten Island. You’ll find the borough president’s office,
the marriage bureau, the building department, and the department of transportation. Built
in 1906, Borough Hall is a magnificent building. The interior is filled with spectacular murals
of Staten Island history. Within the central hub of St. George, you’ll find the Supreme
Court, the 120th precinct, and the St. George Library,
all located near Borough Hall. In addition, a state of the art court complex
is near completion and is boasting 14 courtrooms. On 35 Hyatt Street is the magnificent St.
George Theater. A beautiful landmark movie house which opened in 1929, the interior is
a variety of Italian and Spanish baroque styles. Today the theater has many activities, educational
programs, concerts, and comedy. The green market is open during the spring,
summer, and fall. It’s located in the municipal parking lot next to the St. George Theater.
Curtis High School is located at 105 Hamilton Avenue, and is the oldest high school in Staten
Island. The school was built in 1904 and is also a New York State designated landmark.
A magnificent example of elaborate gothic architecture. The Staten Island Museum, located on 75 Stuyvesant
Place is the oldest cultural attraction here on Staten Island. It is the only general interest
museum in all of New York City with 3 disciplines – art, history, and science. It was founded
in 1881 and soon to be growing into the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, located
at 130 Bay Street, has been serving the Staten Island community since 1895. The Chamber of
Commerce is Staten Island’s premiere resource for business and consumers. Call the Chamber
for anything Staten Island. Residential homes in the area are rich and
diverse in culture. Homes range from splendid Victorians of the 1800s, Tudor and art deco
architecture, upscale condos, co ops, and apartment buildings offering you a verity
of affordable lifestyles. The North Shore Renaissance continues with the development
of our treasured waterfront property just minutes from Manhattan. The transformation taking place will result
in a spectacular shopping area – the Empire Outlets. It will feature approximately 125
designer outlets, a hotel, and restaurants. The New York Wheel will give you a reason
to hop off the ferry and spend some time on Staten Island. Soaring 625 feet, it will seat
1000 passengers at a time. Magnificent views of the harbor, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New
Jersey. It will be NYC’s premiere attraction which will be located next to the Richmond
County Baseball Park. Development also includes transforming the former US Lighthouse Depot
into a spectacular shopping area with a hotel and housing unit. It will be called Lighthouse
Point. The location will be close to the Staten Island Ferry. Also proposed is the opening
of the National Lighthouse Museum in this area. Development and revitalization in the North
Shore is the talk of the town. Come visit St. George and see why many are calling it
home.

8 Replies to “SINY North Shore Buzz – The St.George Renaissance”

  1. Feel the energy and excitement of Staten Island's St.George revitalization….thrilled to share my newest "North Shore Buzz" video!

  2. Great video. (I want to say without one bit of irony that I love your presentation. Being a multi-gen., lifelong NY'er, wherever I travel if I listen to you speak I can feel at home.) My main thought seeing this is that so much of it is in the proposal stage that I just hope it will be realized, and as soon as possible.

  3. Thanks Holly!
    My family will be visiting NYC this Christmas and one of our proposed day trips is over to Staten Island. We hope to visit the 911 memorial and have lunch at Enoteca Maria. Your video gave us some other places in St. George to explore. Your video was the best travel video for St. George I could find. From one Realtor to another, great job. You show your excellent knowledge of the area!
    Chris Logan
    RE/MAX Condos Plus
    Toronto

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