via C.J. Hughes/The New York Times – The developers of Urby Staten Island, a new rental complex now opening in Stapleton, hope to prove that the North Shore of the “forgotten borough” can have broad appeal, and maybe even be the city’s next hip enclave.
Getting people to move to Urby, which is on an isolated stretch of waterfront about a mile — and two stops on the Staten Island Railway — from the Staten Island Ferry terminal, may not be easy. But the Ironstate Development Company, the project’s developer, is dangling many creative extras: an olive oil shop; a large garden that will grow kale; and a chef-in-residence to teach you how to prepare it.
Urby Staten Island is the first in a chain of similar developments planned for the region, including ones in Jersey City, Harrison, N.J., and Stamford, Conn.