CPC Approves World’s Largest Ferris Wheel for Staten Island



The future began to look a lot brighter for the northern coast of Staten Island today when the City Planning Commission approved what will be the world’s largest Ferris wheel on the borough’s shores.

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The Commission also signed off on an outlet mall to be built next to the 625-foot New York Wheel.extralarge1 CPC Approves Worlds Largest Ferris Wheel for Staten Island Now, both projects have to pass one final hurdle: a City Council vote on October 30th. If plans get the OK there, construction on the developments will begin next year and they’ll open in 2016.

The $300 million New York Wheel and Empire Outlets began the Universal Land Use Review Procedure in May. The Brooklyn-based developer BFC Partners is behind the project, which will also bring a 100,000-square-foot visitors center and parking garage.