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 and Erica Sanders of Miami, Florida, who traveled far for the party.
Dan and Ann Rummo of Graniteville were among those traveling the shortest distance. They decided to cash in a package deal to party into the New Year, stay overnight and have breakfast in the morning.
The featured cocktail for the night was “The Two Thousand Seven-Tini” – rum chata and caramel vodka – which Mary Seckin O’Neil of great Kills said was like having dessert.
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