The New York Wheel promises to offer you a thrilling and exhilarating view of the city, one you’ve never seen before. Located on the northeastern side of Staten Island, the 630-foot, or roughly 60-story, attraction will be the tallest observation wheel in the world and the only one in New York City. The Wheel can accommodate up to 1,440 people per ride, welcoming as many as 30,000 visitors per day and an anticipated 4+ million visitors per year. The Wheel will be easily accessible from the Staten Island Ferry and other waterborne transit services. The New York Wheel will be open 7 days a week, approximately 350 days per year (accounting for severe weather days and maintenance) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m./12 a.m. in the fall, winter and spring, and staying open as late as 2 a.m. on special occasions.
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