Empire Outlets New York City known as Harbor Commons, is a 350,000-square-foot retail complex being constructed in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City. Construction on Empire Outlets started in 2015, it will feature 100 designer outlets upon its completion in spring 2019, it will be the first outlet mall in New York City. The mall is located next to the St. George Terminal, a major ferry and bus hub; the 350,000 sq ft mall, the city's first outlet mall, will feature 100 designer outlet stores and a 120,000 sq ft hotel with 200 rooms. There would be 3.5 acres of outdoor space with a staircase leading to a green roof. The mall would include a 1,200-space parking lot located underground, as well as 22 escalators and 21 elevators; as of July 2018, tenants leasing significant amounts of space included H&M, Nordstrom Rack, Nike Factory, Gap Inc.'s subsidiaries Banana Republic and Old Navy. Empire Outlets is located near Richmond County Bank Ballpark; the mall is located next to the site of the unbuilt New York Wheel, a 625-foot tall giant Ferris wheel, canceled in 2018.
The two projects went through the approval process and shared consultants on issues such as traffic and the waterfront,but were separate projects with separate funding. Construction on Empire Outlets started in 2015. BFC Partners, based in Brooklyn, is constructing Empire Outlets under the auspices of the developer, an Economic Development Corp named Empire Outlets Builders, LLC. SHoP Architects is providing architectural design services. DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineering firm. Casandra Properties and EB are the leasing agents; the original opening date for Empire Outlets was scheduled for fall 2017. However, in early 2017, the opening was delayed to March 2018 in order to coincide with the New York Wheel's opening; that year, the mall's opening was delayed again to late 2018. By July 2018, the mall was complete, was projected to open that November. However, in September 2018, the mall's opening date was postponed again, this time to spring 2019. Official website Empire Outlets Celebrates Groundbreaking on Staten Island's North Shore
Bronx Terminal Market
Bronx Terminal Market known as Gateway Center at Bronx Terminal Market is a shopping mall along the Major Deegan Expressway in Concourse, New York. The center encompasses just under one million square feet of retail space built on a 17-acre site that held a wholesale fruit and vegetable market as well as the former Bronx House of Detention, south of Yankee Stadium; the US$500 million shopping center, completed in 2009, saw the construction of new buildings and two smaller buildings, one new and the other a renovation of an existing building, part of the original market. The two main buildings are linked by a six-level garage for 2,600 cars; the center has earned itself a LEED "Silver" designation in its design. Located just south of Yankee Stadium under the Major Deegan Expressway, on a wide road named Exterior Street, Bronx Terminal Market was conceived in 1917 by New York City mayor John F. Hylan. Construction on the market started, but wasn't completed until mayor Fiorello La Guardia took office, in which he enacted a program constructing various markets to provide a home for the city's numerous pushcart vendors.
Between October 1, 1934, May 1, 1935, the city built a new complex just south of the existing unfinished structure. Bronx Terminal Market consisted of small two-story concrete buildings of simple design. Designed by Samuel A. Oxhandler with John D. Churchill and Albert W. Lewis, the buildings were painted light yellow. In 1936, the market's flagship structure went up, a small, cubist-style polygon at 149th Street with "Bronx Terminal Market" in large relief in the concrete; this building was designed to serve as a bank and, upstairs, a hotel for farmers. A car float brought in rail cars by barge to the market. On December 21, 1935, mayor La Guardia appeared at the market to proclaim a citywide ban on the sale and possession of artichokes; the ban was instituted to combat the inflation of artichokes set by mobsters, namely Ciro Terranova. The ban was lifted within a year; the market grew to become the nation’s largest wholesale market for Hispanic foods. The market became a financial burden for the City in the late 1960s.
When City began demolishing the market, however,the Bronx Terminal Market Merchants Association approached developer David Buntzman for help to save it. Buntzman obtained a 99-year lease to the market in 1972 and operated it until 2004. In the market's heyday, it contained more than 1,000 employees. After a series of protracted legal battles with the City, Buntzman sold his interest to the Related Companies for $42.5 million in 2004. The nearby 350-cell Bronx County Jail, designed by Joseph Freedlander was built as a Works Progress Administration project and opened in 1937. Known as the Bronx House of Detention, it was known for its elaborate art deco architectural details, it closed in 2000 and was acquired by the Related Companies, who demolished it to make way for the new Bronx Terminal Market. On August 14, 2006, construction began on Bronx Terminal Market known as Gateway Center at Bronx Terminal Market, which demolished all buildings on the acquired properties with the exception of the Prow Building, a 20,500-square-foot building at the corner of East 149th Street, Exterior Street, River Avenue.
The center was approved. The Home Depot was the first tenant to move in on April 23, 2009. Applebee's, AT&T, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, BJ's, BX Sports, GameStop, GNC, Harlem Furniture, Home Depot, Raymour & Flanigan, Sprint, Subway, T-Mobile, Marisco Centro, Burlington Coat Factory, & StubHub. Target The Home Depot Vacant Staples BJ's Wholesale Club "R" Superstore Raymour & Flanigan Marshalls Best Buy Bed Bath & Beyond The Bronx Terminal Market is close to the 149th Street-Grand Concourse station, served by the 2, 4, 5 trains, from the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium station, served by the 4, B, D trains, it is close to the Metro-North Railroad station at Yankee Stadium. For bus transit, one could use Bx1/Bx2 to 149 St/Grand Concourse, Bx19 to Gerard Avenue, or Bx6 and Bx6 SBS to 161 St on Gerard Avenue. MTA New York City Transit's Bx13 bus operates directly to the center; the center is accessible by car via exits #4, 5, 6 on the Major Deegan Expressway. Official website
Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, grocery stores. Headquartered in Bentonville, the company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969, it owns and operates Sam's Club retail warehouses. As of January 31, 2019, Walmart has 11,348 stores and clubs in 27 countries, operating under 55 different names; the company operates under the name Walmart in the United States and Canada, as Walmart de México y Centroamérica in Mexico and Central America, as Asda in the United Kingdom, as the Seiyu Group in Japan, as Best Price in India. It has wholly owned operations in Argentina, Chile and South Africa. Since August 2018, Walmart only holds a minority stake in Walmart Brasil, with 20% of the company's shares, private equity firm Advent International holding 80% ownership of the company. Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue—over US$500 billion, according to Fortune Global 500 list in 2018—as well as the largest private employer in the world with 2.2 million employees.
It is a publicly traded family-owned business. Sam Walton's heirs own over 50 percent of Walmart through their holding company, Walton Enterprises, through their individual holdings. Walmart was the largest U. S. grocery retailer in 2019, 65 percent of Walmart's US$510.329 billion sales came from U. S. operations. The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. By 1988, Walmart was the most profitable retailer in the U. S. and by October 1989, it had become the largest in terms of revenue. Geographically limited to the South and lower Midwest, by the early 1990s, the company had stores from coast to coast: Sam's Club opened in New Jersey in November 1989 and the first California outlet opened in Lancaster in July 1990. A Walmart in York, Pennsylvania opened in October 1990: the first main store in the Northeast. Walmart's investments outside North America have seen mixed results: its operations and subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, South America, China are successful, whereas its ventures in Germany and South Korea failed.
In 1945, businessman and former J. C. Penney employee Sam Walton bought a branch of the Ben Franklin stores from the Butler Brothers, his primary focus was selling products at low prices to get higher-volume sales at a lower profit margin, portraying it as a crusade for the consumer. He experienced setbacks because the lease price and branch purchase were unusually high, but he was able to find lower-cost suppliers than those used by other stores and was able to undercut his competitors on pricing. Sales increased 45% in his first year of ownership to US$105,000 in revenue, which increased to $140,000 the next year and $175,000 the year after that. Within the fifth year, the store was generating $250,000 in revenue; when the lease for the location expired, Walton was unable to reach an agreement for renewal, so he opened up a new store at 105 N. Main Street in Bentonville, naming it "Walton's Five and Dime"; that store is now the Walmart Museum. On July 2, 1962, Walton opened the first Walmart Discount City store at 719 W. Walnut Street in Rogers, Arkansas.
The building is now occupied by a hardware store and an antique mall, while the company's "Store #1" has since relocated to a larger discount store and now expanded to a Supercenter several blocks west at 2110 W. Walnut Street. Within its first five years, the company expanded to 24 stores across Arkansas and reached US$12.6 million in sales. In 1968, it opened its first stores outside Arkansas, in Sikeston and Claremore, Oklahoma; the company was incorporated as Wal-Mart, Inc. on October 31, 1969, changed its name to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in 1970. The same year, the company opened a home office and first distribution center in Bentonville, Arkansas, it had 38 stores operating with 1,500 sales of $44.2 million. It began trading stock as a publicly held company on October 1, 1970, was soon listed on the New York Stock Exchange; the first stock split occurred in May 1971 at a price of $47 per share. By this time, Walmart was operating in five states: Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma; as the company moved into Texas in 1975, there were 125 stores with 7,500 employees and total sales of $340.3 million.
In the 1980s, Walmart continued to grow and by the company's 25th anniversary in 1987, there were 1,198 stores with sales of $15.9 billion and 200,000 associates. This year marked the completion of the company's satellite network, a $24 million investment linking all operating units with the Bentonville office via two-way voice and data transmission and one-way video communication. At the time, the company was the largest private satellite network, allowing the corporate office to track inventory and sales and to communicate to stores. In 1988, Walton was replaced by David Glass. Walton remained as Chairman of the Board. With the contribution of its superstores, the company surpassed Toys "R" Us in toy sales in 1998. While it was the third-largest retailer in the United States, Walmart was more profitable than rivals Kmart and Sears by the late 1980s. By 1990, it became the largest U. S. retailer by revenue. Prior to the summer of 1990, Walmart had no presence on the West Coast or in the Northeast, but in July and October that year, it opened its first stores in California and Pennsylvania, respectively.
By the mid-1990s, it was far and away the most powerful retailer in the U. S. and expanded into Mexico in 1991 and Canada in 1994
Staten Island Mall
Staten Island Mall is a shopping mall in the New Springville neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York City, United States. It is the only indoor shopping mall in the borough, it is the largest retail center on the island and is the site of the island's third largest public transit hub after the St. George ferry terminal and Eltingville Transit Center with numerous bus routes that connect to the periphery of the mall area. Anchor stores include JCPenney, Macy's, Primark; the mall is owned by Brookfield Properties Retail Group of Chicago, itself a division of Brookfield Asset Management, whose USA operations are based in Manhattan. It has 200 stores employing 3,000 people. Anchor tenants include JCPenney, Macy's, Sears. Prior to the construction of the mall, the land was occupied by the Staten Island Airport, which opened in 1941; the site was sold in 1955 with a shopping and amusement center, known as the Staten Island Center, envisaged. In 1964 it was announced that Macy's and Abraham & Straus would open stores across from E. J. Korvette Construction of the mall did not commence until 1970 and opened in 1973 with Macy's and Sears which still remain anchor tenants today.
The A&S store was not built on the property as announced years earlier. The shopping center was developed by Feist and Feist Realty Corp. and sold to the Rouse Company in 1980. Rouse remodeled the mall by removing the small shops in the center court known as the "Honeycomb", added additional escalators to the six that were working at the time the mall opened, plus additional trees and several new fountains throughout the mall; the mall was expanded in 1993 when the JCPenney wing was completed. JCPenney relocated to the mall from its long time occupancy at the Forest Avenue Shoppers Town, it was a two-story mall shaped like a letter "T", with a large outdoor plaza on the Richmond Avenue side gross leasable area of 1,274,000 square feet and a tenant GLA of 622,000 ft². In 2008, following the US economic meltdown, several stores, including some open for many years, closed down and discount or non-national retailers took their places. Other spaces sat vacant, with their windows being used to display other stores' merchandise.
However, by mid-2010, higher-end shops such as Michael Kors and Armani Exchange opened for business, by 2011, numerous new brands were relocating or updating their looks while new tenants continued to revive the mall's image On March 15, 2017, Primark opened on the second floor of the Sears store, while The Container Store occupied the former Sears auto center. The music video for the New Radicals 1998 hit; the mall has been expanded beginning in 2016 continuing into 2018 with an updated modern storefront with new restaurants and retailers like Zara and Ulta Beauty. They added a new parking garage and Dave & Buster's; the food court had been moved from its former area into the newly expanded area in the mall, now called the "Food District". Several new restaurants including a new Chick-fil-A opened in the food district. Other business added to the mall are Barnes & Noble, AMC Theatres. On March 15, 2017, Primark opened on the second floor of the Sears store, while The Container Store occupied the former Sears auto center.
Several local, Select Bus Service and express New York City Transit Authority buses stop and either travel through or on the perimeter of the mall's campus. They include the S44, S94, S59, S89, S61 and S91 local buses/limited counterparts, the S55 and S56 buses with no corresponding limited buses, the S79 Select Bus Service route, the SIM4, SIM4C, SIM4X, SIM8, SIM8X and SIM31 express buses. Staten Island Mall official website
Freeport station (LIRR)
Freeport is a station on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is located in Freeport Plaza between Henry Street and Benson Place just north of NY 27 in Freeport, New York. Freeport station was built on October 28, 1867 by the South Side Railroad of Long Island, was rebuilt in 1899, it is among many of the stations along the Babylon Branch that were elevated throughout Nassau and Western Suffolk counties during the 1960s, in this case October 1960. Some afternoon rush-hour trains terminate at Freeport; the station is served by several different Nassau Inter-County Express routes. The station has one 12-car-long high-level island platform between the two tracks. There are two layover tracks east of the station. Freeport – LIRRFreeport LIRR TimetableMarch 2000 Photo PORT Interlocking Main Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
New York (state)
New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State; the state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, nearly 40% lives on Long Island; the state and city were both named for the 17th century Duke of York, the future King James II of England. With an estimated population of 8.62 million in 2017, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. New York City is a global city, home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city.
The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. The 27th largest U. S. state in land area, New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut and Vermont to the east; the state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley; the large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, the Adirondack Mountains in the Northeastern lobe of the state. Two major river valleys – the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley – bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara Falls.
The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination. New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. French colonists and Jesuit missionaries arrived southward from Montreal for trade and proselytizing. In 1609, the region was visited by Henry Hudson sailing for the Dutch East India Company; the Dutch built Fort Nassau in 1614 at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany developed. The Dutch soon settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multicultural colony of New Netherland, a center of trade and immigration. England seized the colony from the Dutch in 1664. During the American Revolutionary War, a group of colonists of the Province of New York attempted to take control of the British colony and succeeded in establishing independence. In the 19th century, New York's development of access to the interior beginning with the Erie Canal, gave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the U.
S. built its political and cultural ascendancy. Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal. New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom and opportunity. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability. New York's higher education network comprises 200 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, the United States Military Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the nation and world; the tribes in what is now New York were predominantly Algonquian. Long Island was divided in half between the Wampanoag and Lenape; the Lenape controlled most of the region surrounding New York Harbor.
North of the Lenape was the Mohicans. Starting north of them, from east to west, were three Iroquoian nations: the Mohawk, the original Iroquois and the Petun. South of them, divided along Appalachia, were the Susquehannock and the Erie. Many of the Wampanoag and Mohican peoples were caught up in King Philip's War, a joint effort of many New England tribes to push Europeans off their land. After the death of their leader, Chief Philip Metacomet, most of those peoples fled inland, splitting into the Abenaki and the Schaghticoke. Many of the Mohicans remained in the region until the 1800s, however, a small group known as the Ouabano migrated southwest into West Virginia at an earlier time, they may have merged with the Shawnee. The Mohawk and Susquehannock were the most militaristic. Trying to corner trade with the Europeans, they targeted other tribes; the Mohawk were known for refusing white settlement on their land and banishing any of their people who converted to Christianity. They posed a major threat to the Abenaki and Mohicans, while the Susquehannock conquered the Lenape in the 1600s.
The most devastating event of the century, was the Beaver Wars. From 1640–1680, Iroquoian peoples waged campaigns which extended from modern-day Michigan to Virginia against Algonquian and Siouan tribes, as well as each other; the ai