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Local News Updates 

East Shore LDC aiming to revitalize area 

The Atlantic Ocean beachfront and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk served as the perfect backdrop to announce the establishment of the East Shore Local Development Corporation (ESLDC) on Thursday at the South Fin Grill in South Beach. The mission of the ESLDC is to enhance the economy of the East Shore by promoting public and private investment, encouraging the redevelopment of property in an environmentally-friendly manner, and providing beautification and security services to make the area more appealing for all residents and businesses. 

East Shore Local Development Corporation's mission: Post-Sandy revitalization
August 16, 2018

The East Shore has so much potential to be a spectacular commercial area,” said Linda Baran, president and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. The newly-formed East Shore Local Development Corporation (ESLDC) plans to revitalize the area through a balance of existing and new local businesses.


Ocean Breeze Track proves big boost for business

February 13, 2016

Since opening in November, 64,000 visitors have walked through the doors of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Complex. Many of these visitors are out-of-towners who likely stayed overnight in a Staten Island hotel and spent money in local retail shops in the borough.


Staten Island still vulnerable as Sandy anniversary looms

October 27, 2015

it’s been three years since Hurricane Sandy barreled across Staten Island, killing 24 of our friends and neighbors and forever remaking our shoreline. Just go back a couple of weeks, when Tropical Storm Joaquin was upgraded to a hurricane. An early projected path showed that the storm could roar right up the East Coast, with New York City directly in its path. It was predicted that the storm could bring as much as a foot of rain to our area.


East Shore LDC Forms to Help Boost Business

June 8, 2015

Since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Shore back in 2012, there’s been a 40% vacancy rate among local businesses in the area. New York State has allotted $600,000 to form the East Shore Local Development Corporation (LDC) in an effort to draw business back to the shoreline.


East Shore LDC launched to spur development in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas

June 4, 2015

To spur economic development in several Hurricane Sandy-ravaged business districts, $600,000 has been allotted by the state to form an East Shore Local Development Corporation (LDC).


East Shore rising

April 3, 2015

Some good news out of the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery: $600,000 has been allocated to establish an East Shore Local Development Corporation here on Staten Island. This LDC will cover commercial areas hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, including Midland Avenue, Sand Lane, and Hylan Boulevard.


Help for Hurricane Sandy-damaged East Shore through new LDC 

March 20, 2015

The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery has allocated  $600,000 to establish an East Shore Local Development Corporation (LDC)  to revitalize commercial corridors and spur economic development on Staten Island’s East Shore, which was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.


Staten Island awarded an extra $3 million for Hurricane Sandy recovery 

April 23, 2014

As part of the NY Rising project, Staten Island was awarded an extra $3 million — added to the already allocated $25 million — to fund projects to help rebuild the Island’s battered shoreline and construct preventative infrastructure post Hurricane Sandy.


NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program East & South Shores Staten Island & NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan 

March 1, 2014

In the span of approximately one year, beginning in August 2011, the State of New York experienced three extreme weather events. Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the lives of New Yorkers and their communities. These tragic disasters signaled that New Yorkers are living in a new reality defined by rising sea levels and extreme weather events that will occur with increased frequency and power. They also signaled that we need to rebuild our communities in a way that will mitigate against future risks and build increased resilience.

The East Shore is Open for Business

Get in touch with local development and business administrators to begin the process of opening your business on the East Shore. For answers to questions or to navigate the development process contact our Project Manager Abraham Unger at (718) 727-1900 or

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