As prices continue to skyrocket in Brooklyn and Queens, developers have set their eyes on Staten Island. In the coming years, the borough’s North Shore will undergo a massive transformation, with the arrival of one of the world’s tallest observation wheels; the city’s first outlet mall, Empire Outlets; and hundreds of new apartments.
But the North Shore isn’t the only part of the borough undergoing major changes: In the center of the island, what was once the world’s largest landfill is slowly becoming the 2,200-acre Freshkills Park. The largely neglected New York City Farm Colony and Sea View Hospital campuses are being turned into new developments targeted towards seniors. And a massive planned rezoning effort could bring 2,500 new apartments to the borough in the next decade or more.
To track these changes (and more!), here’s a map is of all the major developments transforming Staten Island. But first, a caveat: this is by no means the final word on development—new projects are announced constantly—so if there are any others you think should be on this list, let us know in the comments.Read More