Our CEO, James Prendamano, had the opportunity to speak with Crain’s New York to discuss what we have seen in the past and what has been happening on the ground in real time on Staten Island’s North Shore. The article is entitled A Shore Thing: Staten Island’s North Shore Booms Along Bay Street.
James was quoted saying “Staten Island as a whole has been shockingly stagnant since 1975 but these developments have had a profound impact. Ten years back this area was not as appealing but I am bullish on it now. There’s tremendous growth opportunity here. There’s such demand for housing and people want a walkable community and transit-based development”. James went on to say “This wasn’t big bad developers pushing people out – in all these developments; we took down a total of three houses and created a market that didn’t exist. People used to go through these neighborhoods and now they want to live here.”
Casandra Properties is proud to have been a part of much of the North Shore’s transformation working on projects such as URBY, Empire Outlets, The Accolades & The View.