COMMONS café Model, 100% of Profits to Charity to Be Duplicated at Pienza, Projected to Double Nicotra Foundation Giving

Staten Island Hotelier, Restaurateur and Developers’ Second Social Enterprise Eatery will Continue the Mission to Give Back to Staten Island Community “Not many people have confused me with Paul Newman, but it’s nice to be mentioned in the same sentence”, philanthropist Richard Nicotra admits with a chuckle. Like Paul Newman, Nicotra along with his wife […]

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 […]