Ettore

Ettore

Ettore grew up working in the restaurant & catering business from the age of 12. He graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelors's in Mathematics & Finance in 1985. In 1986 he started Chez Vous caterers from the basement of his home in Dongan Hills and caters parties at homes and businesses in the tri-state area. In Oct 1987 he rented the first floor of Edgewater Hall at 691 Bay Street. A few years later he added the party rental division to Chez Vous. In 1998 he purchased Edgewater Hall and renovated the first and second floors making them party spaces. Shortly thereafter he purchased from his tenant the cellar bar creating Dock Street Underground a live music venue. His creative projects include his CD Sweet on You, his book, It’s Your Right to be Fit, Sexed, and Happy, So Claim It, and he is developing a TV series called Business Underground. His record labels Hanz On Music and Dock Street Records has produced Method Man's "The Meth Lab." and produces 2nd Generation Wu projects.

Memorial 9/11 Bronze at the Hilton on Staten Island

A Staten Island World Renowned Artist. We lost our Friend, Great Philanthropist, and fellow Italian Gregory Perillo.

An Empty Restaurant

NY Governor Cuomo & NYC Mayor Di Blasio along with many Governors throughout the US have continually said to follow the science. Perhaps they skipped math class?

The coronavirus caught many Staten Islanders unprepared physically and financially. Savings and investments are being wiped out, while years of unhealthy eating have left many vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. 

Making audiences laugh for nearly a decade can really work up a thirst. Maybe that’s why the Impractical Joker known simply as ‘Q’ is reviving a classic Staten Island Beer. Brian Quinn, who has starred on TruTV’s Impractical Jokers since 2011 has a new project that’s no joke. The former NYFD firefighter is breathing new life into the Rubsam and Horrmann brand of beer that was originally founded nearly 150 years ago in 1870.

As 2019 kicks off, soon enough the weather will change and the outside activities hindered by the winter season will become available once again. On Staten Island, we pride ourselves for our beautiful scenery, historic sites, and landmarks. City parks, museums, and landmark tours are only a few things on the long list of activities once the weather heats up. Historic Staten Island can be a great place to bring your family and spend time outdoors.

Modern Design and Ambiance at The Richmond on Bay Street

Located on Staten Island, the neighborhood is but a ferry ride away from Manhattan. One of the impressive aspects of Stapleton is its growing food scene. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites!

Most Staten Islanders don’t know that Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna & Thomas Adams invented modern day Chewing Gum on Staten Island. Here’s the interesting tale in an excerpt from Hidden History of Staten Island by Theresa Anarumo and Maureen Seaberg.

While sipping on a cocktail at Amendment 18, Vivian Vassar had an idea…. Wouldn’t her Hey Viv ! a line of vintage inspired clothing be the perfect fit for this bar’s Speakeasy vibe? So she enlisted photographer Jeff Mason and two cool Jazz singers right off the Amendment 18 stage and pitched the idea of a photo shoot. T

Tompkinsville resident, Nancy Biggs, will showcase her poetic writings on April 30, 2016 at Edgewater Hall, Stapleton. The evening’s presentations, entitled Beneath it All, will contain selected works from Ms. Biggs’ extensive collection of poetry.

Taylor Bosco is a fitness professional who was born and raised on Staten Island. Now based in Los Angeles, California, she’s on a mission to improve people’s life quality through the power of health.