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Council gives OK for Staten Island Ferris wheel

Rendering of the Staten Island Ferris Wheel. (New

(Credit: Rendering of the Staten Island Ferris Wheel. (New York Wheel LLC) )

Staten Island's next big attraction is one step closer to reality.

The City Council approved the plan Wednesday to create the world's largest Ferris wheel in the borough by a 45 to 0 vote.

The 625-foot wheel is part of a larger redevelopment package for the St. George Waterfront redevelopment proposal that will create a new hot spot that includes a shopping center, restaurants and an...

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