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07.08.15 Liam Mathews

The New York Times has an enthusiastic report on “Destination St. George,” the city’s plan to build the world’s largest Ferris wheel and an outlet mall near the ferry terminal on the forgotten borough of Staten Island: “It is the city’s latest and arguably most ambitious, if not audacious, attempt to draw tourists to Staten […]

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10.16.14 Bucky Turco

In the near future, Staten Island is getting a giant ferris wheel, but that’s not all. According to the Associated Press, developers have planned a special attraction that’s sure to attract droves of New Yorkers to the exiled, homogeneous borough: A subway-themed thrill ride is being planned for the site of Staten Island’s upcoming Ferris […]

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09.12.12 Andy Cush

There’s a ferris wheel war on. The first shots were fired by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and “unofficial Coney Island mayor” Dick Zigun, who began lobbying for the proposed 600-foot Staten Island observation wheel to be moved to Coney Island. “The world’s largest Ferris wheel belongs in Coney,” said Zigun. “The city needs to […]

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