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City Breaks Ground On SI Homeport Transformation Project

via Amanda Farinacci/ NY 1 With the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Staten Island officials broke ground on Thursday what’s to be a nearly $200 million transformation project at the old Homeport. “We’re breathing new life into a once blighted and abandoned spot in our city,” Bloomberg said. The 36-acre site…

Finally, it’s a go for Staten Island’s Homeport

via Irina Ivanova/Crain’s New York After decades of sporadic efforts, ground was finally broken Thursday for a $150 million redevelopment of the old Navy base near the ferry terminal. It is the first of three big projects—including a towering Ferris wheel that is underway. After more than two decades of aborted plans, and four years…