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
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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.