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The New York Wheel is
coming to Staten Island

Staten Island Advance, by Tom Wrobleski

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Posted By:abuela10, 9/27/2012 9:10:03 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --- The New York Wheel is coming to Staten Island, along with a retail and hotel complex featuring designer outlet shops that will pump nearly $500 million in private investment into the St. George waterfront and spur economic development, tourism and job growth into the future. Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday is set to announce that the world's tallest observation wheel and an outlet mall will be built on 14 acres next to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark

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This is an idiotic idea from an idiotic mayor. It will destroy Ballpark

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 9/27/2012 9:21:35 AM     (No. 8893123)

"It's a game-changer for Staten Island," said Borough President James P. Molinaro. "We've gone from having the world's biggest dump to having the world's biggest wheel."

the ''wheel'' and designer outlet shopping - more bread and circuses. come one - come all. spend your money. What - can't afford groceries? No problem. Look at this handbag. Check out the shoes. Ride the Wheel...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fire_mission, 9/27/2012 9:29:49 AM     (No. 8893148)

By the time it is done, it will cost $100 in tolls just to get in and out of SI.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fljack, 9/27/2012 9:34:44 AM     (No. 8893159)

I am soooo glad I left that place 40 years ago and never looked back...

Better...clean up revitalize Coney Island or the Rockaways....

Jerks

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Reply 4 - Posted by: vulcanrider, 9/27/2012 10:17:31 AM     (No. 8893303)

But you won't be able to buy a 24 oz drink to sip on while walking around the complex, now will you?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kiwinews, 9/27/2012 10:18:43 AM     (No. 8893307)

Doesn't the London Eye lose money hand over fist?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/27/2012 10:22:52 AM     (No. 8893319)

There must be something wrong with me. I do not find these enormous "wheels" to be interesting, and they are unsightly.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fobo, 9/27/2012 11:15:42 AM     (No. 8893506)

bird's eye view of Mount Trashmore.

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