The new service would provide visitors better access to St George's waterfront.
Community meetings give voice to concerns over development.
After a long delayed vote, the council unanimously approved the Ferris wheel and outlet mall.
Union members were joined by local elected officials to call on the developer to use union labor.
The City Council is looking for a way to approve the New York Wheel without Empire Outlets.
The city will open a new business incubator and give out cash prizes to retail renters.
Community Board 1 voted in favor of zoning changes needed for the Ferris wheel.
At a civic association meeting, residents expressed concern that the wheel will back up traffic.
At the first public meeting for the New York Wheel, residents complained about the loss of their view.
Gary Brant, Galerie St. George's owner, is working on a proposal for an art gallery in the outlet mall.
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