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's in Mathematics & Finance in 1985. In 1986 he started Chez Vous caterers from the basement of his home in Dongan Hills and caters parties at homes and businesses in the tri-state area. 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 1998 he purchased Edgewater Hall and renovated the first and second floors making them party spaces. Shortly thereafter he purchased from his tenant the cellar bar creating Dock Street Underground a live music venue. 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. His record labels Hanz On Music and Dock Street Records has produced Method Man's "The Meth Lab." and produces 2nd Generation Wu projects.

This past Friday, L.Adrian Wilton & Aaron Lenza opened the Office at 76 Bay. At their Grand Opening, I had a chance to chat with Adrian & Adam about their plans for the collaborative work space on the 2nd floor at 76 Bay & their backyard garden. The second floor space is a collaborative work space that is now open for membership.

With the Grand Opening of Gotham Motorcycles inching closer, it is fair to say that Downtown Staten Island can claim the title Motorcycle Headquarters of NYC.

You, The Resident, Business Men and Women of Downtown Staten Island,are the cornerstone of making our economy work for everyone. Small business is always at the forefront of growth & innovation.

For 20 years the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame has stayed true to it’s mission, “To recognize those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Staten Island sports history, and by virtue of their accomplishments, service or force of character, have enriched that history for all time.” on Saturday the class of 2014 Hall of Famer’s were Inducted.

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We’re committed to supporting local businesses on the North Shore of Staten Island, along the Bay Street corridor and the surrounding neighborhood. What better way to begin, than by mingling with your neighbors!

This Way On Bay’s Event Coordinator, John Joseph, teamed up with Staten Island’s own Nicole Zanatta this past weekend to host MTV’s Real World Season “Skeletons” NYC Premiere Party at 230 Fifth Rooftop.

Driving across America, it’s all too easy to lose your passion amid the commercial thicket of the familiar big box stores and chain restaurants. But beyond the highway you may discover a town that’s anchored by a distinctive Main Street, one with grand architecture, hip streetscapes, eclectic small businesses and

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…