1st Annual Bee Gala at @UrbyLife! @NYCHoneyWeek

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As part of NYC Honey Week, Urby is proud to present our Bee Gala. Hosted by Resident Beekeeper, Asher Landes. Drinks, Honey themed food, Dancing, Local honey tastings, and Wine tasting with Lorie Honor of Honor Wines! The event will also feature Flagship Brewery beers and an installation by Staten Island Maker Space!

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Urban Farm Encourages @UrbyLife Residents in Staten Island to #LiveLivelier

Apparently, the grass is greener on the Staten Island side.

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Ironstate’s latest 900-unit rental, named URBY, boasts a community centric residence with a blossoming concept — a commercial urban farm, the first of its kind in New York City, with 50 different vegetables, fruits and herbs.

So, how does a rooftop farm grow in Stapleton, S.I.?

Read on and get the full story from ABC7NY

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There’s a fun neighbor in Staten Island! DNAinfo New York reports on the Ferris wheel taking Staten Island by storm.

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The first part of the massive Ferris wheel expected to bring hordes of visitors eager for stunning views of the city to Staten Island is in place.

Crews spent hours pouring concrete foundation at the first section of the New York Wheel on Saturday.

About 450 trucks poured 4,000 cubic feet of concrete into the wheel’s base that will hold up the 630-foot, 20-million-pound structure when it opens, which is expected to be next year.

“I would challenge anybody who doesn’t believe to come down here and look at the $250 million we have in the ground,” said Rich Marin, CEO of the New York Wheel.

“We’re either delusional or something if we don’t think it’s real at this point.”

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Is Staten Island’s North Shore the next Hoboken?

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via SILive.com – “The North Shore is the Hoboken of the future. You’ve never seen something like Urby on Staten Island before, and I think the developers landed a goldmine when they put URBY where they did,” said Kate Rodal, one of the first residents of  URBY Staten Island.

That “goldmine” is the work of Dave Barry, CEO of the Hoboken-based Ironstate Development. It’s not the first time Barry has gone into a less desirable neighborhood, built a state-of-the-art complex and watched the area transform into an urban hot spot.

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“I think Urby is the shot in the arm that is going to revive the North Shore. …The North Shore of Staten Island has the potential to be linked to the cultural landscape of New York City. People went to Williamsburg and Hoboken and then to places like Long Island City. …Staten Island’s North Shore is a part of that same story,” said Barry.

“Stapleton is in need of revitalization. It’s an area that has been plagued by crime and general lack of amenities and quality retail. Urby is a sizable project and it’s just the type of thing that will bring new people to the area,” he added.

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Staten Island Mini City

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Building No. 8 of Urby Staten Island, which began welcoming tenants on March 21, as seen from a new city park that’s to open this spring. Credit – Emon Hassan for The New York Times

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.

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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.

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City’s First Farmer in Residence to Tend Staten Island Building’s Mini Farm

Nicholas Rizzi at DNAinfo gives a shout-out to first SI “Farmer in Residence” at URBY Staten Island.

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The city’s first farmer in residence — at least in this century — is being hired to tend to a Staten island apartment building’s organic mini-farm.

Developers of URBY Staten Island brought on consultant Zaro Bates three years ago to help plan the farm and are currently seeking applications for the resident farmer, said a spokeswoman for the company, Ironstate Development.

Bates, who has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s Agricultural School, will help Ironstate choose a farmer to take the position — which has a $15,000 to $25,000 yearly salary and a rent-free studio apartment, according to the job listing.

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URBY Staten Island website launched for new 900-unit development

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Ongoing construction at URL Staten Island on Front Street, Monday, Jan. 4. When complete, the 30,000-foot, mixed-use complex will bring 900 rental apartment units to the Stapleton waterfront. (Staten Island Advance/Vincent Barone)

via Tracey Porpora/SILive.com – The developers of the 900-unit housing complex being built at the former Stapleton homeport — recently renamed URBY Staten Island — have launched a teaser website advertising the new community.

URBY Staten Island (www.urby.com), touts “brand new waterfront apartments on Staten Island. Launching soon.” The site invites prospective tenants to “sign up for a sneak peak.”

The development, which will offer a mix of well-designed studios, one- and two-bedroom units, is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2016, said a public relations representative for the project.

“Initial pricing will be announced shortly,” he said.

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Once signed up, the website sends the prospective tenant this message:

“We’re pleased to know you’re interested in Urby! You’ll be happy to know that you’re now on our priority waiting list. Stay tuned, we’ll be sending you an invite to a special preview in January to come visit us on the Staten Island waterfront, where we’ll give you a sneak peek at our design savvy apartments and innovative building culture.”

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URBY Staten Island is a $150 million project to construct 900 rental units in two five-story buildings with 35,000 square feet of ground floor retail, 600 parking spaces and a public plaza at the former U.S. Navy homeport.

Formerly, it’s developers, the Hoboken-based Ironstate Development, named the site URL Staten Island. It has been rebranded.

“The name was changed as Ironstate plans to launch the URBY brand. Staten Island will be the first of a planned series of other URBY developments set to open in other cities. The next URBY is expected to open later this year in Jersey City,” said the spokesman.

Specially curated social spaces for URBY Staten Island will include a spacious fitness center, outdoor pool, onsite farm with farmer in residence and a communal kitchen with a chef to help residents prepare gourmet meals. The site will also offer 300 parking spaces, he said.

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