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The Minty Organization for the Performing Arts is Hosting The First-Ever 2018 Student Cabaret at Lorenzo’s Restaurant & Cabaret

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Just when you thought the Minty Organization couldn’t showcase Staten Island high school musical theatre in a more excellent fashion, it does.

The Minty Organization for the Performing Arts just announced that it will be hosting the first-ever 2018 Student Cabaret, open to all high school students, on October 11 at Lorenzo’s Restaurant at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island, Bloomfield.

Auditions for the show is set for next Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at Wagner College Main Hall, room 11.

“On behalf of the Minty Organization, I would like to thank Richard and Lois Nicotra for giving our students a world-class cabaret experience,” said Minty Executive Director Michael Pinto.

“We look forward to welcoming students from private and public high schools to this inaugural event, further building our high school theatre community on Staten Island.”

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Record Increase In tourism Benefits Staten Islanders

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A new report finds that the record increase in tourism to New York City over the past two decades has spurred hundreds of jobs on Staten Island and benefited thousands of additional borough residents who work in tourism jobs elsewhere in the city.

The report — released by Center for an Urban Future, a Manhattan-based think tank — reveals that the number of hotel jobs on Staten Island has more than tripled since 2000.

In fact, the Nicotra Group, which owns and operates the Hilton Garden Inn and Staten Island Hampton Inn & Suites in Bloomfield employs nearly 500 people, according to Kristine Garlisi the company’s chief of staff.

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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 Lois Lane for the community, and everyone is coming — families — and it’s a great opportunity to take photos and we love that. But this is something special to the brides and grooms who get married at Above or at Nicotra’s Ballroom here at our Hilton Garden Inn,” said Richard Nicotra, principal of The Nicotra Group.

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