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

DeFonte’s Sandwich Shop original location opened in Red Hook in 1922, 92 years ago. Defonte’s is the oldest surviving eatery in the Red Hook, serving massive, old-school Italian heroes like the Nicky Special, which marries Capicola, Salami, Provolone and Fried Eggplant.

If you have not been to the NYC Arts Cypher yet, you have another reason to visit. Overspray recently opened in and as part of the Cypher to provide a unique event space, collective work and play space for local artists and visiting artists alike.

Underground Cigarette Economy | This Way on Bay

Eric Garners death is a tragedy and textbook lose-lose for all involved. Here’s why the NYC Underground Cigarette Economy is partially to blame…

Staten Island Film Location | Edgewater Hall

Between the Boat and the Bridge lies Stapleton, one of the older waterfront neighborhoods of Staten Island, New York. The Bridge refers to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the United States. The Boat refers to the Staten Island Ferry that transports 75 thousand people a day

Bay Street’s own ‘Flagship Brewery’ donated its beer to a celebrity ‘Wing Fight Monday night. The celebrity ‘Wing Fight’ was a fundraiser held at Oakwood’s Canlon’s Restaurant for the Tommy Lindsey Supplemental Needs Fund , a Staten Island charity.

Harrison Street, Staten Island

Harrison Street, often referred to as “The Nook,” was developed roughly between 1840 and 1900. it is a charming block worth exploring. Visit 6tocelebrate.org, a website of the The Historic Districts Council and is the voice for all your favorite historic neighborhoods. Since 1971, HDC has been a vital force helping to protect historic neighborhoods and buildings throughout the five boroughs.

Bayou Restaurant | This Way On Bay

Julian Gaxholli, the owner of the North Shore’s threesome, is one of those stories and has been making a huge difference with his popular restaurants; Bayou, Beso and Blue.

Purchasing goods from your local business in your neighborhood puts 70% of that money back into circulation in your local economy. Spending the same amount of money in a local chain store puts approx 40% back into circulation in your local economy. Spending it on line with an out of state on line store puts 0 % back into your local economy.