NYC Panel Greenlights Giant Staten Island Ferris Wheel

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT) -- New York's City Planning Commission on Wednesday approved the construction of a 625-foot Ferris wheel and a 340,000-square-foot outlet mall to be built by BFC Partners' Empire Outlets on Staten Island, moving the first-of-its-kind project one step closer to breaking ground.

The development, which will also include a 200-room, 130,000-square-foot hotel on Staten Island's North Shore, has received support from the local community board and Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro. With the planning commission's support, the next and final stop will be the city council,...
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