Don Arangio

This Saturday, February 4th, SI’s very own Hip-hop/Soul band The Rising Sun All Stars will be throwing a party at Richmond Hood for their new music video, ‘RSG (Till They Bury Me)’.

Staten Island Ferry Timelapse - Don Arangio

Don Arangio, a native of St. George, made this short and interesting video as “the next best thing” for those of you who “can’t ride the ferry today”

Whether it’s the majestic Verrazano Bridge or the gorgeous parks, Staten Island offers some truly beautiful views. The beauty of these scenes is amplified when they’re in the cross-hairs of a talented photographer. Today, I wanted to highlight some of the best Staten Island Photographers who you should be following on Instagram, like yesterday.

Not a single day goes by that one is not impressed by the vast array of talent which is so rampant in Staten Island and specifically on the North Shore. Cultural organizations such as the ones listed here add culture and education to our community and should never be overlooked.

Filmmaker, Don Arangio, is quickly becoming the viral sensation of Staten Island’s North Shore. After the runaway success of his quirky short film “10am” last month, Arangio recently started making rounds on the web again, this time for a photograph of a rainbow shining on the Staten Island Ferry.

Derek Johnston in Don Arangio's "10AM"

Filmmaker and St. George resident, Don Arangio’s most recent video pays tribue to life on the North Shore of Staten Island in this absurd short film.

Cirque du Gras Kickstarter

You might not recognize him under the makeup, but that’s native Staten Islander, Nick Williams, in the center of the above photo in the black and white clown makeup. After packing up from Staten Island, the North Shore staple with a big voice has big things brewing down in The Big Easy.