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Introducing Empire Outlets

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Shopaholics rejoice! Brand new to New York City, the Empire Outlets retail center in Staten Island is the first outlet mall in all of Manhattan. Not only is this plaza new to the city, its modern designs and offerings make it a one-of-a-kind experience the world over. Once you have your Manhattan studio rent paid for the month, here’s how you can spend the rest of your hard-earned cash in style.

Staten Island’s Premier Destination

Empire Outlets is located right across New York Harbor, nearly a straight line from One World Trade Center and Lady Liberty herself. Getting there is a breeze thanks to the Staten Island Ferry, which is a free 20-minute ride. Of course, you can always drive thanks to the generously sized parking lot right in front of the plaza.

Upon arrival, you’re greeted to 340,000 square-feet of retail brands ranging from Nordstrom Rack to Levi’s Outlet and the Brooks Brothers Factory Store. The offerings available are divine, but Empire has more in store coming shortly. Right now, these are the top retailers that have shoppers flocking to the outlet:

  • Nike Factory Store
  • Old Navy Outlet
  • H&M
  • Columbia Factory Store
  • Aerie
  • Crocs
  • American Eagle
  • GNC
  • Samsonite
  • True Religion
  • and the Gap Factory Store
  • More Than Just Shopping

Every New Yorker knows that a shopping extravaganza is never complete without a delicious meal. Luckily, the minds behind Empire set aside 40,000 square-feet of this enormous complex as a food mall. The offerings are delectable, giving shoppers plenty of options when hunger strikes.

Mamoun’s, the ever-popular Greenwich Village falafel shop, was one of the first to open up a new location at this exciting outlet. Joining them at the opening of the food mall is the Shake Shack, followed by Starbucks for your caffeine fix, Haagen-Daz for a little ice cream, and Wetzel’s Pretzels.

There are plenty of spaces left for restaurants to hop on board, with several vying for the most lucrative storefronts. As Empire Outlets expands, expect some of New York’s finest to join in along with up and coming favorites from the city.

Relaxing Outdoor Spaces

A day spent shopping is a fun yet exhausting experience. That’s why every outlet worth mentioning features relaxing, open spaces to give your feet a break. Empire’s are located right on the waterfront, offering spectacular views of Lower Manhattan as well as place to drink.

There’s nothing quite like sipping on a cocktail as the cool winds from the river brush up against your face. That feeling is ten times better when you’re holding the deal of the century in your hands, though. Plus, there’s just nothing that compares to a day spent shopping with friends or family in New York.

Other Attractions

Once you’ve had your fill of Empire Outlets, its location grants access to plenty of nearby attractions in Staten Island. One of the best hidden gems in the area is the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. This historic locale is rich with antique architecture and features 14 botanical gardens to browse in all their glory.

The Cultural Center also features a Children’s Museum, perfect for a family outing. Of course, you could always head back and enjoy the vast array of amenities that FiDi has to offer. Either way, this is an exceptional day trip all around.

Manhattan Studio Rent

After the day is done, there’s nothing like returning home to the comforts of luxury. Renoir House provides the quintessential New York City rental experience where residents indulge in newly redesigned apartments with modern kitchens, baths, and barnwood-style flooring. These beautifully appointed, no-fee apartments in the coveted Upper East Side neighborhood create a classic New York combination.

Historic architecture, cultural landmarks, fine dining, and prime shopping create the Upper East Side community. Centrally located, your home provides easy access to both Midtown and the Financial District for simple commutes as well as a wealth of local amenities. Take a stroll through nearby Central Park, grab a bite to eat at Bistro Vendome or Scalinatella, then catch a show at The Beekman Theater.

The area is also home to dozens of fitness options ranging from SoulCycle to Equinox and Crunch Fitness, all within blocks of your address. If your shopping extravaganza at Empire wasn’t enough to satisfy your craving, then check out nearby LuLuLemon, Tom Ford, and De Beers Jewelry. When you’re ready to venture out to what the rest of Manhattan has to offer, an abundance of nearby subway lines and the Roosevelt Island Tramway are moments from the main lobby.

Inside Renoir House rests a community brimming with luxury amenities that cater to everyday life. Allow the package room, laundry facilities, and an extensive list of concierge services to elevate your sense of living. Stay active in the on-site gym, kick back on the rooftop lounge with flat screen TV, and find your Zen in the landscaped patio. On-site management and parking create an envious appeal, while the pet-friendly premises ensure your furry friends will be just as happy as you are.

Step inside your front door to find a home furnished with the finest in modern finishes. Iced white quartz countertops are accentuated by Bosch stainless steel appliances, glass tile backsplash, and under cabinet lighting. Contemporary bathroom vanities are enhanced with brushed nickel Moen fixtures. Unique barnwood-style flooring leads to private terraces and spacious treated windows. Dual panel solid core doors with satin nickel handles provide the comfort of safety, while Fisher Paykel gas ranges and Caesarstone bathroom countertops provide a luxe, envious appeal.

Renoir House offers studio to two-bedroom homes ranging from 494 to 1078 square-feet. Pet-friendly and teeming with amenities, this classic New York experience places you in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Manhattan. Everything you need is waiting right here, right now for your arrival. Come experience city living like never before in these beautifully appointed, no-fee apartments designed for indulgence.

Welcome to a perfect picture of luxury living. Welcome to Renoir House.