New York's First and Only Outlet Center Opens Its Doors


Empire Outlets, New York City’s first-ever outlet center, offers a unique combination of high-quality retail outlets, green public open spaces, dynamic art installations, and world-class dining.

This week thousands of New Yorkers, state and city officials, and business leaders celebrated the shopping center’s grand opening. Across 340,000 square feet, Empire Outlets boasts scores of designer stores including Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Columbia Sporting Goods, Gap Factory, H&M, Jockey, Nike Factory, and Old Navy among many others. Additional retailers, including Nordstrom Rack, American Eagle Outfitters, Crocs and more will open their stores throughout the spring and summer.

Later this summer, a 40,000-square-foot food and beverage deck with views of Manhattan, will open with dozens of food concepts.

Reactions to the Grand Opening

  • U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

    "The grand opening of Empire Outlets means millions of tourists from near and far flooding to Staten Island every year. I'm proud and excited to see the project reach completion and I look forward to the prosperity it brings."

  • Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

    "Recognizing the importance of this outlet center and the pride it will bring, we invested state funding to make it a reality while incorporating resiliency into the design of this incredible structure.”

  • James Patchett, NYCEDC President and CEO

    "We're excited to open Empire Outlets, NYC’s first-ever outlet mall. This first-rate shopping center will create nearly 2,000 jobs and deliver a variety of benefits and amenities to the surrounding community.”

Empire Outlets, which, in collaboration with NYC and Co., is expected to become a premier shopping destination and revitalize Staten Island's North Shore. Visitors can access Empire Outlets as they depart the free Staten Island Ferry which provides service 24/7 and is located mere steps from the facility. It is centrally located near iconic Staten Island attractions like the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, the St. George Theatre and Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

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