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The Future and History of the Bay Street Corridor


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.

Join Barnett Shepherd, Founder,  Historian, Author, Lecturer & Executive Director of the Staten Island Historical Society & Preservation League of Staten Island in one of his many yearly programs Sunday November 22nd at Edgewater Hall 691 Bay Street at 2pm. The talk takes a look at the history of Bay Street as well as the corridor’s future.



The Preservation League of Staten Island works for the conservation and continued vitality of Staten Island’s historic resources. The League was founded in 1977 by a group of community-minded citizens to preserve Staten Island’s historic environment. They sponsor programs about the recognition, care and restoration of historic properties. They give neighborhood and historic house tours and annual awards for outstanding preservation work. Advocating landmark designation for significant sites is a priority.

There motto is Preservation, Conservation, Vitality.

Take a look at some of the materials to be included, below:

Take a look at a PDF version of the presentation, here

To visit the Preservation league, click here



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
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