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XOXOX sculpture delivered to Hilton in time for Valentine’s Day

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Richard and Lois Nicotra say they are all about love. After erecting a Love sculpture in 2016 in front of their new medical building on South Avenue in Bloomfield, they wanted to continue the theme with a vivid red, 905-pound XOXOX counterpart. “We built ‘Love’ on the corner of South Avenue and […]

NY1 Spotlight on Commons Cafe

Commons Cafe is making a difference in Staten Island.  You can get a glimpse of this on a video on the Spotlight featured on NY1.  About Commons Cafe: 100% of the net profits do good things for Staten Island. The money we make sends students to school. It plants flowers and cleans streets. It  helps non-profit […]

500 People Turn Out For Nicotra’s ‘Employee Appreciation BBQ

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Hoteliers Richard and Lois Nicotra hosted the Nicotra Group’s 9th Annual Employee Appreciation BBQ on Thursday, Aug. 18. Richard shared, “Each day, our team works to provide tenants, clients, and guests with exceptional hospitality and service. Lois and I are grateful for our employees’ efforts — they are truly our company’s most […]

Staten Island revelers ring in the New Year in style at the Hilton

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.–Nearly 650 revelers welcomed 2017 at Nicotra’s Ballroom, packing the venue at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield on Saturday night. It was the hotel’s 16th year hosting a New Year’s Eve party. The crowd was mostly made up of Staten Islanders, but there were some, like Jay and Phyllis Nunalee of North Carolina […]

Nicotras To Receive Albert V. Maniscalco Community Service Award

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Hoteliers and philanthropists Richard and Lois Nicotra will be awarded the annual Albert V. Maniscalco Community Service Award from Borough President James Oddo during a Nov. 16 ceremony in Borough Hall. “Lois and I love Staten Island, and we are so proud of our borough. To know that our borough is […]

List of Top 50 most influential Staten Islanders released

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Ever wonder who the most powerful people are on Staten Island? Who wields the most influence on the political, cultural, business, non-profit and government landscapes on our borough? Well, wonder no more. A list of the 50 most powerful people on Staten was released yesterday. City & State, a media company […]