Turns Out New York Didn’t Have Everything

New York may be the city that never sleeps, and we think we have everything, but an Outlet Mall? Nope. Not until this weekend.

Empire Outlets opened Thursday on the St. George waterfront, just a few steps from the Staten Island Ferry. So for all you tourists that get on the ferry to Staten Island and then turn around and come right back to Manhattan… now there’s a reason to get off the boat.

Staten Island officials hope that once you get off the boat, you’ll stick around for other venues, including the Botanic Garden, Alice Austen House, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and more.

Stores open and scheduled to open this summer include Nordstrom Rack, Nike, H&M, Levi’s, Cotton On, Converse, Jockey, Starbucks, U.S. Polo, Crocs, American Eagle Outfitters, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Broom & Greene, Columbia Sporting Goods, and True Religion.

Hungry? Choose from Shake Shack, Mamoun’s Falafel and MRKTPL, Staten Island’s first artisanal food hall.

The four level building will also include an indoor golf simulator called FlyingTee.

Have you been to Staten Island recently? Will this new venue get you across the harbor?