See Amy Schumer Live

2014-11-20_11-16-56See Amy Schumer live at the St. George Theatre on Friday November 28th at 7 pm. Tickets are $69, $45, and $35 and can be purchased here. The venue is located at 35 Hyatt St. –  only two blocks from the S. I.  Ferry.

As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty, and unapologetic sense of humor.

Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. The show will return for a 3rd season next year.

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Thanksgiving Day Run!

Thanksgiving-TurkeyTHANKSGIVING DAY, Thursday, November 27, 2014
Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, N.Y.

 Schedule of Events:NO ENTRY FEE! SIGN UP ON RACE DAY!8:00AM Boys and Girls ¼ mile (ages 10 & under)
AWARDS 1st 3 Boys & Girls and ALL SPECIAL OLYMPIANS
8:15AM “ “ ½ mile ( 11 & 12)
8:30AM “ “ 1 mile (13&14)
9:00AM 3 mile run – ALL WOMEN & Men 40 & Over
9:45AM 3 mile run – Men under 40
Donations of nonperishable food stuffs & money accepted by members of the SUSAN WAGNER H.S.KIWANIS KEY CLUB, BRIGHTON KIWANIS, AND AOH DIVISIONS 1 & 3 SINYProduced by: THE MARLI FAMILY, VICTORY SPORTS, BRIGHTON KIWANIS. AOH 1 & 3

For information contact MIKE BRENNAN, mbrennan@nycourts.gov or 347-296-1827 (O) during business hours

More info HERE

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Veteran’s Day Celebration: Big Band concert & From Here to Eternity screening

2014-11-07_13-45-37Veterans’ Day Celebration Movie screening of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

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A Big Band performance by Al Lambert and The St. George Theatre Orchestra

This Veterans’ Day, celebrate the many veterans of our local community with a great night of entertainment that “turns back the clock” to honor the St. George Theatre’s great history!

First, there will be a 40-minute big band concert by The St. George Theatre Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Morreale featuring special guest singer and veteran entertainer Al Lambert, echoing back to the theatre’s heyday of performers such as Al Jolson, Guy Lombardo, Kate Smith and the Jack Teitelbaum Orchestra.

Following intermission, the St. George once again becomes a movie house as we screen the classic film From Here to Eternity on the big screen. Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, From Here to Eternity features an all-star cast of Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed, Deborah Kerr, and the Hollywood debut of Ernest Borgnine!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tickets: $20*
*Complimentary popcorn

To purchase tickets click HERE

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Let’s Do The Time Warp … Again!

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The St. George Theatre

Featuring The Flesh Junkies
A time-honored Halloween tradition!!

THE FILM:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is about a loving couple, a few lost monsters and a sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania who sing and dance through a campy, sloppy salute to horror movies and sexual liberation. Bring your sense of humor.

THE FLESH JUNKIES:
The Flesh Junkies are a local Staten Island band, self-described as “a zombie-punk cabaret”! Their show features songs by The Cramps, The Mumps, X, Blondie, The Stooges, Lou Reed and much more.

9:00pm – Doors Open

9:30pm – Performance by The Flesh Junkies
10:30pm – Costume Contest
11:00pm – Movie Screening

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Event Start Time: 9pm
Tickets: $25, $20
*Prop bag included! (NO outside props allowed, bags may be checked.)

 TICKETS

 

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New Tourism Push Asks New Yorkers to Think Closer to Home

2014-10-23_13-12-01By: Patrick McGeehan / The New York Times

Does luring a Brooklynite to spend an afternoon on Staten Island count as tourism?

Maybe not. But New York City’s tourism promotion agency is giving it a try in a campaign it plans to announce on Wednesday to get New Yorkers to explore more parts of their hometown. Called “See Your City,” the ads from NYC & Company spotlight sections of all five boroughs that might appeal to adventurous local residents.

Stylized posters will appear on bus shelters, banners will hang from light poles and a video will run in taxis urging residents to “go somewhere new for a change.” The message is that 54.3 million visitors cannot be wrong, said Fred Dixon, the chief executive of NYC & Company.

Mr. Dixon said that going after New Yorkers was not a signal that the influx of tourists to the city had run its course. To the contrary, he said, his agency expected the number of annual visitors to continue rising steadily, to 55.8 million this year and 57 million next year.

Still, Mr. Dixon, who took the top job at NYC & Company earlier this year, said “we’ve really adopted a broader definition of tourism.” The city is competing for the disposable income of its own residents, as well as the travel budgets of people from other places, he said.

Mr. Dixon said that drawing local residents to particular neighborhoods would give them a “vibrancy” that could, in turn, make tourists want to visit them too. Among the neighborhoods the campaign will highlight are Harlem, the Long Island City riverfront in Queens, the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and the St. George section of Staten Island.

Statistics compiled by NYC & Company illustrate how much harder it is to sell some boroughs as destinations. Only about one of every eight visitors went to the Bronx or Staten Island last year, while eight out of every 10 spent some time in Manhattan, according to those estimates. But the agency said the number of visits to the Bronx and Staten Island were rising the fastest.

Getting New Yorkers to venture far from their normal subway routes may be an uphill push, though. When the staff of Time Out New York compiled a list this spring of “70 things you’ll never hear a New Yorker say,” No. 31 was “Let’s go to Staten Island,” accompanied by a photo of a Staten Island Ferry.

That ferry may not carry many people who live in other parts of the city, but it is very popular with tourists, who take advantage of its free fare to get a close-up look at the Statue of Liberty. At the request of the Staten Island borough president, James Oddo, the city’s Independent Budget Office produced a study last month of the feasibility of charging out-of-towners to ride the ferry.

The budget office assumed that the number of annual riders would increase by one million after the completion of some planned developments on the island’s north shore, including a giant Ferris wheel. Of the 22 million one-way rides annually, the budget office estimated that 16.6 million were taken by Staten Island residents. Of the balance, 3.6 million were taken by passengers from out of town and just 1.8 million were from other boroughs, most of whom were going to Staten Island to work.

Mr. Dixon said he thought New Yorkers would be inspired by the promotion of neighborhoods they had not investigated. “We’re encouraging them in a playful way to explore their own city,” he said.

FULL ARTICLE

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Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town

2014-10-16_11-47-25Pick your own pumpkin at Decker Farm in Historic Richmond Town this weekend and next from 11am to 4pm.

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

$5 – Adults & Children (over 1 yr old)

$16 Family Four Pack

All tickets sold at the door!

 

Enjoy a day filled with family fun on the historic early 1800s Decker Farm.

Take our farmhouse tour.

Join a hayride.

Stalk the cornstalk maze.

Get creative with fun arts and crafts.

Have your face painted.

And take home a pumpkin!

Free shuttle bus service from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the Farm.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or a volunteer, contact (718) 351-1611 x245 or at events@historicrichmondtown.org

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Ballets with a Twist

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Drama, mystery, humor, romance — Cocktail Hour has it all! Ballets with a Twist‘s acclaimed signature show reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic American entertainment with a fresh blend of charismatic choreography, exquisite costume design, and intoxicating live music performed by the B-Twist Orchestra and GospelFest award-winning choir, the Newark Symphony Hall Special Ensemble. Deemed a distinctive mix of “Hollywood glitz and New York polish” by The Huffington Post, this cinematic, pop-infused performing arts experience launches the Mai Tai, Martini, Manhattan and more off the menu and onto the stage. It’s high-style fun for the whole family to enjoy!

St. George Theatre
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Showtime: 8:00pm
Tickets: $35, $20, $15

 TICKETS

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Theory: Shop for a Cure

TheoryJoin Cure Breast Cancer Foundation for an exclusive shopping event featuring the Theory Fall/Winter 2014 men’s and women’s collection on October 9th!

Enjoy 25% off and 15% of the proceeds will benefit the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation!

RSVP: events@curebreastcancerfoundation.org

Download Flyer: http://www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org/assets/uploads/img/2014-theory/theory-2014-flyer.pdf

When: Thursday, October 9th from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: THEORY – 40 Gansevoorst St

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Real Estate Developers Hope to Cash in on North Shore Revitalization

The Accolade/ Photo: NY1

The Accolade/ Photo: NY1

Via NY1

With nearly $200 billion of private investment planned for Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront in the coming years, real estate developers are hoping to cash in on the boom, too. As Borough Reporter Amanda Farinacci  reports, at least one new building is already attracting buyers who can’t wait for what’s in store.

There’s plenty to see from a fourth floor balcony of the Accolade, St. George’s newest condominium building set to open next month.

To the right is the Verrazano Bridge and to the left is the lower Manhattan skyline.

It’s that view, and the building’s closeness to the St. George Ferry terminal, that sold Hawaii native Jennifer Roar the moment she stepped inside.

“For the price and value compared to Manhattan, you couldn’t go wrong,” said Roar.

Roar has lived in various Manhattan neighborhoods for the last five years. She and her husband heard about the Accolade from her sister, who also bought a unit.

Her tour of the building was her first trip to Staten Island.

“A lot of people are like, ‘Staten Island?’ A lot of people say, ‘I’ve never been to Staten Island and I’m a New Yorker.’ So they’re a little hesitant, but what’s coming down the pipeline of new development, the waterfront, the restaurants and the ferry, it’s gonna be great,” said Roar.

NY1 2The 101-unit building is the latest development drawing residents to Staten Island’s booming north shore. The apartments range from $300,000 to $1 million and a recent soft opening was so successful, developers already starting hiking prices.

“We were able to raise prices consistently. So I’ll say that, but I’ll also say that there’s still an excellent value to be had here,” said Angela Ferrara of The Marketing Directors.

“As the other things start to develop, the wheel obviously, and the shopping center, as those things develop I think it’s just going to get better and better,” said Sandy Krueger of Staten Island Board of Realtors.

The Accolade is neighbors with Bay Street Landing, another condominium apartment complex. The two buildings will share some amenities, as part of a plan to create a real sense of community along the waterfront.

That includes use of a dog run, basketball and tennis courts and an outdoor barbecue. Add that to a gym, a lounge area and children’s play room in a building that was raised to conform to new FEMA flood standards and Roar says there are plenty of reasons she can’t wait to call the Accolade home.

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Staten Island Living, Retail Development Taking Shape on North Shore

Plans have been in the works for years to redevelop Staten Island’s north shore.
Now, there are some visible signs of progress at one site, where a residential and retail space is expected to rise. NY1’s Amanda Farinacci filed the following report.

NY1At one time it was home to the U.S. Navy, a 36-acre space known as the Staten Island Homeport—but don’t call it that anymore.

With plans to open next summer as a retail and residential space, the site has a new vibe and a new name: URL.

Urban Ready Living. And it’s kind of a new paradigm for living in the cities and we’re excited to bring it to Staten Island. I think it’s going to be new, and fresh, and different,” says David Barry of Ironstate Development.

Ironstate Development bought the site back in 2008 with plans to build 900 units of housing and 30,000 square feet of retail space.

The first phase includes some 571 housing units meant to keep 20-somethings on Staten Island by giving them a place to rent that’s affordable.

Renting at URL comes with a host of amenities, like an outdoor pool, a community garden and a 4,000 square foot gym and yoga studio.

There’s also a cafe in the lobby, called Coffeed.

“We are locally sourced. We have a rooftop farm through the Brooklyn Grange that we use a lot of our produce from. We are very community-based, community-focused, community-centric,” says Coffeed’s Turtle Raffaele.

That’s good news for the entire waterfront, because Raffaele will also serve as the site’s social programmer.

He says he’s eager to include all the neighboring communities on events planned at URL.

No word yet on the rest of the retail space, but the developer says tenants are likely to be small businesses from around the city who may be looking for second or third locations.

Even when construction on the Homeport is complete, Barry says there’s one issue he’ll continue to push: creating a path that will connect all of the private development projects planned for the north shore.

“Naturally, there’s going to be a desire and an impetus to connect these areas. I think it’s something we all have to work on together,” Barry says.

The city is pumping $32 million into the project, fixing streets and building a waterfront esplanade—all being built to new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood standards.

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