Points of Interest

Here you can find specific points of interest on Staten Island. Including commercial centers, cultural attractions, or other places that might just would not typically find. This could also incorporate unusual places, some that are a bit off the beaden path.

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Looking for a single family detached home right by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge? Located in the Fort Wadsworth area, this home might strike your fancy!

452 Home Avenue has been fully renovated with luxurious finishings. At 3 beds and 2 baths, there’s enough space for the whole family in addition to a large finished basement and backyard!

This home is just blocks from picturesque Von Briesen Park and White Park, and the shoreline with views of the bridge and city. But perhaps best of all- you could be in Brooklyn in under 10 minutes with the Verrazano-Narrows bridge entrance just blocks away!

This property gleams with curb appeal with a stone front and espresso wood door. Gated parking fits one car with plenty of street parking

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Sweeping luxury is now available to a lucky buyer at 146 Mills Avenue. This detached two-family home is finished with brick and aluminum siding features 6 bedrooms and 3 baths offers a 5 room over 7 room layout.

With over 3,300 square feet of living space, a large lot and backyard, and a finished basement, this home is huge and a true rarity in Staten Island! 

Not only is the home extremely desirable on its own, let's talk about location! The neighborhood of Arrochar is right under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, meaning you could be in Brooklyn within minutes. This is a hot neighborhood for buyers with the added benefit of being so close to South Beach!

Inside 146 Mills Avenue

Once you enter, you are immediately greeted by the main unit's

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Pictured: RealEstateSINY.com aerial drone shot of Empire Outlets under construction, June 2018.)

New York City’s debut outlet center will reportedly open in mid-April, according to the Staten Island Advance.

Travis Noyes, Empire Outlets’ Senior Vice President of Marketing, revealed to the Advance that the six building, 1.1 million square foot shopping center located on the St. George waterfront will open in phases beginning with a ribbon cutting April 17. The following day will have a grand opening with a portion of retail shops ready for business.

The remainder of stores are slated to open between April and August. Anchor retailer Nordstrom has been confirmed to open on July 4. Other major brands include H&M and Nike Factory Outlet.

The

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What are your shopping habits for the holidays? Do you shop mostly online, or do you still love the traditional experience of shopping in person? In our latest Facebook live video, PR Director Hannah Jay and Broker/Co-Owner Anthony Licciardello get into large-scale developments happening right now in Staten Island's retail sector.

First, the elephant in the room is the Empire Outlets. Just this development alone is slated to house 1.1 million square feet of retail- including a 33,000 square foot H&M and 30,000 square foot Nordstrom Rack!

Also on the horizon are a total of 4 new movie theatres, including an IMAX and dine-in cinema and brewery. Currently, we have just two movie theatres. While two might be too few, is 6 more than we need?

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Today we're going to show you around a really unique property, 10 Bay Street Landing! This luxury two bedroom, one and a half bath condominium located in St George is just a 7-minute walk from the Staten Island Ferry. This makes your commute to the financial district only about a half an hour, so this modern home is absolutely perfect for anybody who wants all the luxury and convenience of living in Manhattan at a fraction of the price!

Throughout this condo are bespoke details added to customize and give the home its own personality. When you first walk in, look right above your head to the soaring 16-foot ceilings to notice suspension cables which hold bicycles and golf gear.

Just a few steps beyond that you'll find yourself in this

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What historical trends shaped the landscape of Staten Island, including the home you live in right now? From colonial to ranch-style to art deco, we go into our own architecture here in Staten Island in this interview broadcast live via Facebook!

Every day, the buildings you take for granted actually conceal an interesting history. We start when the island was first settled in the 1600's by the Dutch, and the abundance of Dutch colonials we still see today inspired by our Dutch history. We also see our Dutch history in our names, like Arthur Kill and Great Kills- "Kill" meaning river in Dutch!

The major driving factor of change in Staten Island has been The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. This shaped the borough in a major way by urbanizing it. During

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We always try to keep on top of Staten Island's real estate progress. And there is always much to talk about with this ever-changing borough!

But it's also interesting to reminisce on those projects lost to the wind too. What could have been, you may wonder? Were they better off unfinished?

So in reverse order, let's count down the Top 6 White Elephants in Staten Island real estate before these strange events are left in the sands of time.

6. Fast Ferry

 

 

We are certainly grateful to have a free 24/7 ferry leaving from St. George every 30 minutes that docks in Manhattan. However, residents on Staten Island's South Shore face the longest commute times in the country- about a quarter of them have commutes of at least two hours each

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Staten Island was once a very different place than it is today. So many of the things we take for granted about our way of life were not always this way. In this live video segment, we tackle the Top Ten events that changed Staten Island forever.

Correspondent Hannah Jay and Broker/Co-Owner Anthony Licciardello run the gamut through more than three centuries taking us into the modern day. Who were the first European settlers on Staten Island? How much did Staten Island cost to purchase from the Lenape tribe? And, how did people get to the island before the first bridge was built in 1928? What was the main event that changed the infrastructure, demographics, and culture of Staten Island in such a short time?

But many of these events are

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In an age of disappearing staples like Toys R Us, it's wonderful to see longstanding businesses thriving. In an earlier post we touched on how to survive the Retail Apocolypse, which it appears Toys R Us has fallen victim to. If these large chains are toppled in such a fashion, what can small businesses do to avoid the same fate?

Be it ice cream parlors, sweet shops, or even records stores, certain businesses still thrive the old-school way. Having that nostalgic charm can set a business apart from most others who are keeping with modern trends. People enjoy that friendly warmth of vintage shops that remind them of simpler times.

In New York City we constantly see new businesses pop up and wonder how long they will last. It's not uncommon to

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Over the years, a lot has changed in Staten Island. Many historical properties have fallen into disrepair, struggled to maintain landmark status, or been sold off to developers for their valuable land.

Perhaps the most high profile and most controversial of these over the past few years was Mount Manresa, the Catholic retreat and natural gem filled with some of the oldest trees in New York City. Environmentalists and Catholics alike rallied to save this property and have it landmarked by the City of New York LPC.

When the almighty dollar won out and the property was sold to The Savo Brothers, many in the community were angered to lose this natural beauty. Borough president James Oddo was so peeved that he took revenge and named the streets in the

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