visit the neighborhood
St. George is the main commuter hub of Downtown Staten Island. With ample public transportation options (a ferry, a train, a bus, and bike paths), St. George is the perfect destination to begin any journey. Start at a baseball game with the unrivaled waterfront view at Staten Island Yankees Stadium, and be sure to visit a nearby restaurant for some of New York City’s best Italian food & pizza. Marvel at historic Victorian, Tudor, and Spanish Colonial style architecture.
There’s more to St. George and to Downtown Staten Island than you can imagine. Enjoy the rich history and layered culture that lies just a stone’s throw away from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey’s doorsteps.
For domestic and international tourists alike, all roads lead to Empire Outlets, the centerpiece in New York City's newest entertainment district. Its prized location on Staten Island's waterfront, at the base of the St. George Ferry Terminal, means visitors can get here quickly and spend the day shopping, sightseeing, socializing, and more.
how to get here
- FROM MANHATTAN Take the Staten Island Ferry from Whitehall Street Ferry Terminal in Manhattan to St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island. Ferries run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, are free of charge, and bring you right to the ferry terminal in St George. Click here for more information.
- FROM BROOKLYN/LONG ISLAND Downtown Staten Island is only accessible by car if you’re coming directly from Brooklyn/Long Island. Take I-278 W across the Verrazano Bridge (there will be a toll) and keep left at the fork. Take exit 14 toward Hylan Boulevard, and head northeast on Hylan Boulevard. Stay on Hylan Boulevard for less than a mile before turning left on to Bay Street. Stay on Bay Street for about a mile. Downtown Staten Island runs along Bay Street from Broad Street in Stapleton at its southernmost part, to the ferry terminal in St. George at its northernmost part.
- FROM NEW JERSEY Three bridges connect New Jersey to Staten Island: the Bayonne Bridge, the Goethals Bridge, and the Outerbridge Crossing. Click on the respective bridges for more information on directions and tolls.
what to do
- EAT home-style cooking created by Island grandmas at Enoteca Maria
- DRINK delicious cocktails at the beautifully decorated 120 Bay Cafe
- SHOP a variety of vintage wears & jewelry at Everything Goes Thrift Store
- RELAX with impressive views of the Manhattan Skyline at River Dock Cafe
- VISIT a wine tasting at the friendly & expertly curated boutique wine shop, Honor Wines