Mouth-watering photos from ‘Quest for the Best Italian Pastry’ party

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  — Jimmy Max Restaurant, Westerleigh, was the setting Tuesday night for an intimate gathering to celebrate the Feast of St Joseph with a much-anticipated “Quest for the Best Italian Pastry” party. The annual tradition was once again hosted by Joseph and Trish Laino, Annadale, and Brenda and Steve Laino, Westerleigh, in honor…

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On Staten Island, Wilderness With Creature Comforts

It’s not surprising that the 19th-century transcendentalists were attracted to Emerson Hill on Staten Island: The neighborhood still has a measure of the natural beauty of the wilderness that first attracted those poets and philosophers. Abounding in beeches and oaks of great height and age, the area is named for William Emerson, a former resident…

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Relevant Public Relations of Staten Island NYC Selected By Realtor to Highlight Cangiano Estates’ Expansion Into Italy

“Relevant Public Relations is expertly equipped to provide our firm with the marketing momentum it needs to grow our Italian Properties Division,” said Realtor Traci Cangiano, owner of Cangiano Estates. “As the immediate past president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR), I’ve had numerous experiences working with this PR company and have long…

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Staten Island broker extends its reach to Italy

Firm seeks to make foreign investors out of New Yorkers by linking up with a partner in the old country to sell everything from vineyards to rustic stone houses. Dire state of Italian economy, and bombed-out real estate prices, help broaden the appeal. Source: Staten Island broker extends its reach to Italy    

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Staten Island’s focus remains on Superstorm Sandy recovery

The shock and horror of Hurricane Sandy has seemed to wear off for Staten Islanders who were devastated back in October. Three months after the storm touched ground in the borough, people are working hard to get their lives back in order, and, for many, that struggle will continue throughout this year and beyond. Sandy closed…

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Staten Island Nightlife: World of Women wows ’em in West Brighton

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — World of Women, the popular women’s group that advocates for females and children, hosted their 22nd annual Women of Distinction Gala at LiGreci’s Staaten, where some 175 ladies and gents gathered for the worthy cause. And as World of Women enters its third decade supporting a number of local programs, including…

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7 WAYS TO WIN LISTING CLIENTS EVERY TIME

There’s no denying it: There are more people buying homes than selling them right now. Although housing markets vary from place to place, with only about five months’ worth of housing inventory, it’s generally a seller’s market across the United States. In many areas, and particularly in the 20 largest cities in the country, homes…

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Staten Island Board of Realtors Honors ‘Top Producers’

Staten Island, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) honored its best achieving members on March 13 during the group’s annual Top Producer Awards Breakfast. The event, sponsored by Continental Home Loans and Peoples Home Loans, launched SIBOR’s daylong Agent Day & Trade Show at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, which included 90-plus…

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Staten Island housing market is booming

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Manhattanite Jennifer Ludgate moved to Staten Island last year to take advantage of lower housing prices. She and her husband, Ryan, chose a condominium in the Accolade in St. George for its luxury appeal. “We came here because of the prices. This was 40 to 50 percent cheaper than Manhattan, and…

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