Gov’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative Rolls into Staten Island with $10M Check –

New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul addresses a crowd
Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul addresses a crowd of Staten Island elected officials and concerned parties on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 regarding the state's award of $10 million to the borough for downtown revitalization. (Staten Island Advance/ Paul Liotta)
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A section of Staten Island’s North Shore will be the beneficiary of a statewide initiative focused on revitalizing downtown areas, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday morning in St. George.

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Hochul made the announcement at the St. George Theatre that the borough will receive $10 million as the fourth-round winner of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative for the New York City region.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine your destiny, and I know you have great ideas,” Hochul told the crowd.

Those ideas include a restoration project for the St. George Theatre, a beautification project for Borough Hall, and improvements for the National Lighthouse Museum, according to the proposal that was submitted earlier this year by Borough President James Oddo’s office in partnership with the Staten Island Economic Development Corp. and the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.

All of the projects are encompassed in a 1.3-mile corridor roughly bordered by Hamilton Avenue to the north, Canal Street to the south, the coastline to the east, and St. Mark’s Place, and Van Duzer Street to the west.

Projects will be selected by …