With its remarkable buildings and colorful history, Stapleton has been and continues to be a major commercial center due to its proximity to the New York Harbor, the ferry (which transports approximately 75,000 people daily) and the Verrazano Bridge.

An icon of New York City, the Staten Island Ferry was one of the first subjects to be recorded in High Definition. Back in 1993, while introducing the technology, JVC filmed various scenes in New York City for a promotional video.

Richmond City Media recently released its sizzle reel for March on YouTube. Watch the video above for a behind-the-scenes look at the daily operations behind and in front of the cameras.

Corinne Caputo, author, comedian and Staten Island native, recently published her first book, “How to Success!”

Every once and awhile I get lucky and find a book that truly speaks to me and “How to Success!” is one. I felt like I was having a conversation with a fellow writer, commiserating about the trials and tribulations of our chosen profession over a glass of wine, rather than reading a stuffy how-to manual.

Staten Island’s Matthew Provenzano, filmmaker, critic and YouTuber, debuted a feature-length film last week at the Atrium Cinemas in Great Kills.

“Martini Shot!” (trailer above) tells the story of Ryan Wise, a young amateur filmmaker with big dreams of making one day as a director, if he can only overcome the many obstacles in his way, including a band of less-than talented characters and a bad case of Murphy’s Law.

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