Riverside Galleria to open in the Charleston section of Staten Island

Set on 21 acres of waterfront property on Arthur Kill Road adjacent to The Outerbridge Crossing, Riverside Galleria will house a host of retailers, outdoor restaurants, movie theater, an upscale supermarket and wetland preserve.

The 457,000 square foot retail complex is being developed by Melohn Properties, Inc., which has offices in St. George.

Bounded by the Outerbridge Crossing to the north, Arthur Kill Road to the east, Richmond Valley Road and Mill Creek to the south and the Arthur Kill Waterway to the west, the project is expected to break ground in early 2016 and open for business in 2017.

“Staten Island right now doesn’t have sufficient retail to serve the needs of…

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I read with great interest the article about a proposal being pushed by the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation to build a tram system from St. George in Staten Island to lower Manhattan.

At first blush, the idea seemed cool and innovative, but as with all things, the devil is in the details and this idea is no exception.

As someone who has spent his entire life on Staten Island and who has built a career working to resurrect St. George and the North Shore of Staten Island back into the hub of culture, nightlife and liveable housing that it once was, I feel compelled to point out a few things with respect to this proposal.

  1. Does it make sense to spend millions of dollars to study something for which the technology does not yet…

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