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Enoteca Maria – an authentic taste of Italy on Staten Island

Enoteca Maria – an authentic taste of Italy on Staten Island

February 22, 2012 7 Comments

Enoteca Maria on Staten Island is a cultural Italian destination. Do you remember your grandmother’s cooking? How the aroma of your favorite dishes would fill up the air every time she touched the stove with her aged, yet experienced hands? How comforting and happy it made you feel just to spend that time together with […]

Perfect Restaurants for Your Valentine’s Date

Perfect Restaurants for Your Valentine’s Date

February 13, 2012 5 Comments

Valentine’s Day is a holiday known for love and romance. To make this evening a memorable one, plan a romantic date and treat your lover to a special evening they won’t soon forget. I’m talking about sharing a luscious dining experience with your companion. Chemistry between food and romance exists indeed. Certain foods can soothe […]

PepperJack Grill in Staten Island – A Neighborhood Staple

PepperJack Grill in Staten Island – A Neighborhood Staple

February 3, 2012 No Comments

PepperJack…..With only 24 hours left to file the paperwork for the name of her newly renovated space, Melissa O’Connell (a very attentive owner of the restaurant) had to come up with something quick! She turned to her roots and her passions in life: The North Shore location, which Melissa grew up on and where the restaurant […]

Holiday Light Displays in Staten Island

Holiday Light Displays in Staten Island

December 23, 2011 2 Comments

Nothing says “Holiday season” like dazzling light displays on the most decorated houses in town. There are people that go above and beyond to bring the holiday spirit to their neighborhood. Every year crowds gather to look at the twinkling lights, tree ornaments, decorative wreaths, nativity scenes, and countless figurines. It’s always fun to tour the […]

Discover the Charm of La “Tea” Da

Discover the Charm of La “Tea” Da

November 11, 2011 4 Comments

After this weekend’s visit to La “Tea” Da, I am convinced La “Tea” Da is one of the most unique and lovely places in all of Staten Island. Once an antique shop, this country cottage has been converted into a charming tea room by its owner, Toyka Lewis. She affectionately calls it her “labor of […]

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Inside Zio Toto Ristorante

Let’s kick it up a notch with an exquisite Italian cuisine called Zio Toto Ristorante on Staten Island. This is a second...

The most expensive homes sold on Staten Island in 2012

This is one of the most enticing posts I write each year, giving you a run down on Staten...

Changes in Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Tax on Investment Property, and Other Tax Changes in 2013

Guest post by Bella Fridman Associate Attorney at Reznick Law PLLC Corporate and Real Estate Law “The only two certainties...

Sandy’s Angels

 Photo by Dmitriy Mirochnik When hurricane Sandy hit Staten Island many of us faced a life-changing experience. Each passing...

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year, my dear readers! I’m very excited to spend some much needed quality time with friends and...