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 in Mathematics & Finance in 1985. In 1986 he started chez vous caterers from the basement of his home in Dongan Hills. 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 1997 he purchased Edgewater Hall and renovated the lofts on the second & third floor making them party spaces. Shortly thereafter he purchased from his tenant the cellar bar creating Dock Street Underground a live music venue. With real estate prices increasing in NYC, Ettore expanded to the Catskill Mountains and purchased Shandelee Lake Inn, a 1860 dutch barn and the first mansion built in Liberty NY and restored them. 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. He is a partner in Hanz On Music, an R&B / Hip Hop record label. Their latest project method Man presents Hanz On, includes the single “Shining Star” which is available on iTunes. Their next project The Meth Lab is Method's Man next album. His publishing company, Relationship Ed Publishing has released, you jump i jump and will be releasing will be releasing Healthy Relationships 101:The Book

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.

We all know that Staten Island is a great place to grow up. While those from Brooklyn and Manhattan might disagree, there’s plenty of people from plenty walks of life breathing life into Staten Island’s cultural scene.

Chez Vous Caterers told This Way on Bay exclusively that they will be releasing a wedding photoshoot that they conducted with local Staten Island businesses. They teamed up with four different Staten Island based bridal shops as well as two different event venues, including the Historic Edgewater Hall, in order to capture about fifteen different bridal looks for the upcoming 2016 Wedding Season.

The North Shore of Staten Island is known for its rich history & historic architecture. Three of the Event Spaces, The Great Hall in Snug Harbor, Alice Austen House & Edgewater Hall are located in historic buildings and three are set in urban settings, Overspray, 5050 Skatepark & Flagship Brewery.

The Bay Street Corridor & its surrounding neighborhood has enjoyed a rich history, from the Quarantine Grounds Buildings to the Railroad, Shipping & Terminal facilities to the historic neighborhoods & buildings, many which still stand today.

This Way on Bay designer, Rebecca, hails from Rockford Illinois where she grew up with members of Cheap Trick. Her favorite memories are Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen teaching her daughter Ashley guitar & their pot-luck dinners.

Beginning this weekend Saturday, July 18th, and running every weekend until Labor Day, The Staten Island Yankees presents Staten Island BeachFest 2015. This 8 weekend long festival will take place at FIVE Staten Island locations simultaneously with free events, giveaways, art shows, music, vendors, rides and more.

South Beach Restaurants continue to impress. Here is a look at some of the oldest and best restaurants on Staten Island. Italian cuisine & lots of seafood is served to perfection with an ocean breeze on & near the beach.