It is clear that Staten Island is a place with camaraderie and love for the community especially our small businesses and organizations which benefit the populace. On March 22, 2022, the 17th Annual Chef’s Extravaganza | Cuisine From The Heart was a fundraiser hosted by the Staten Island Heart Society whose mission is to promote Healthy Hearts on Staten Island through educational activities, programs, events, enhancement of the public access defibrillation programs & to reduce the rate of death & disability from heart disease & stroke.

New York’s Biggest Smallest Town has many great popular times but the most exciting month is March. While March Madness basketball is a pretty big deal on television, the events that happen in our locale are enormous, especially for two great holidays – St. Patrick’s Day and the Feast of Saint Joseph. 

It’s common knowledge that running any business is hard work. Somehow, there are actually business owners who contribute to their communities on top of providing important goods and/or services through their companies. That’s hard work on top of hard work!

Holiday Gifts Being Wrapped

There are less than 20 shopping days to go before Christmas. If you’re anything like me, you still have a bunch of names on your list to buy for this year. Sure, you can grab a gift card or send something on Amazon, but your giftees and your community would appreciate it if you finished your shopping locally. Staten Island is jam-packed with small businesses that offer fantastic products that your loved ones will enjoy! Just like we’ve done in previous years, This Way on Bay has compiled a list of small businesses that you can patronize this holiday season.

Run by F.I.T Graduate and prominent NYC Artist Kiaira La’Che, the mission of Kinetik Arts is to. Provide a place for local artists to display their work but also get involved with their community. A Showroom, commercial and event space all in one. If you are in town this gallery must be on your places to visit. Aside from the amazing art, there is also an amazing view of the city from within the gallery, a great place to come watch the sunset on a hardworking new york city day.

iNtELL on the set of Wu-Tang: An American Saga

The pandemic put a lot of entertainment in Limbo, however, HULU’s original series Wu-Tang: An American Saga is back with season 2. The first three episodes premiered on HULU Wednesday, September 8th with much anticipation and excitement. This season will see the inclusion of Lamont Hawkins aka U-God, one of the original founding members.

Clinton Hall Beer Hall - Empire Outlets

The acclaimed Clinton Hall has opened their 6th location in NYC and first location on Staten Island, at Empire Outlets just in time for summer. Empire Outlets planed a soft opening for the restaurant on Friday, July 2. The restaurant is currently open and located at 55 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, NY 10301 on the 4th Floor of Empire Outlets. The perennially popular super craft beer hall is toasting its debut in Staten Island each weekend by opening it’s outdoors to the public from 3 pm – 10 pm, Friday – Sunday. In addition to serving up Supercraft beer selections, wine, and cocktails, they’ll also have a can’t miss Shell Shack Summer Lobster Roll on their menu from Executive Chef Darryl Harmon with more seasonal bites on the way in the coming weeks.

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.

If these 10 Staten Island songs don’t make you take a trip down memory lane, nothing will. From the greatest songs of rock’n’roll times to modern hip hop classics, these tracks are either about the best of Richmond County, or they shout it out — but either way, Staten Island finally gets its due thanks to these 10 classic songs.

The Verrazano Bridge and New York Harbor

By now, we all know that the legendary Wu-Tang Clan was born on Staten Island. You could argue that they, in fact, put Richmond County on the map. But before the Shaolin superstars made the strongest island famous, these 10 celebrities were Staten Island-born and bred.