NEW YORK – Empire Outlets, New York City’s only outlet shopping destination, has opened on Staten Island, just steps from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. An outdoor mall on five levels, it features familiar retail names like Brooks Brothers, Columbia, Jockey, Old Navy, Crocs, Levi’s, Guess, Nike, H&M, Nordstrom Rack, Banana Republic and American Eagle. In the Bronx, a $300 million project to reshape an area along the Harlem River into a cultural hub will include the Universal Hip-Hop Museum, where curators will seek to celebrate hip-hop culture through thematic music, artifacts, video, photography and live performances. Scheduled for competition in 2022, the project also will feature a waterfront esplanade, an outdoor theater and a food hall.