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‘It’s all about love:’ Joe Piscopo returns to Lorenzo’s Cabaret Friday

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.; Returning to Lorenzo’s Cabaret for his lucky seventh appearance Friday evening is Joe Piscopo, the all-around entertainer perhaps best known for his Saturday Night Live skits, where he played a variety of recurring characters — and his Frank Sinatra impersonations.

In fact, “Ole’ Blue Eyes” himself dubbed Piscopo as “Vice-Chairman of the Board.”

After leaving SNL, Piscopo — who once considered a race for New Jersey governor — appeared in a few successful films such as “Johnny Dangerously”, and starred in multiple episodes of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and even had his own HBO comedy special. 

Today, he continues to work at an energetic pace, and is still in demand in clubs and casinos throughout the country.

Piscopo is currently the host of the morning drive radio program. “The Joe Piscopo Show” on Salem Media’s flagship station, AM970 THE ANSWER, live from New York City.

Friday evening the multi-talented entertainer will perform along with an eight-piece band in a retro-style live Vegas show, sprinkled with comedic storytelling in between sets. 

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St. Joseph Hill’s Class of 1968 holds 50th reunion at the Hilton Garden Inn

“STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Members of the St. Joseph Hill Academy Class of 1968 reminisced and reconnected during their 50th reunion in the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield.

According to Fran Tirone Socolick, the former classmates reminisced over the days when they walked the halls of the Arrochar school.

The day after the momentous occasion, the Class of ’68 took a tour of the school and the new convent and met with their principal, Sister Charlotte, and a teacher, Sister William.

The women traveled from all over the country to attend the reunion, including Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Las Vegas, Pennsylvania and New Jersey…”

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Hear What Our Consumers Are Saying About Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Nicotra,
Just a short note of thanks for opening up Lorenzo’s tonight and giving our students this amazing opportunity and what I hope will become a tradition. Everyone commented what a lovely evening it was and much of that is due to the beautiful environment you’ve created. Thank you for all the continued support you give to the Minty’s, I truly appreciate it!
See you in January at the Gala!
Kind regards,
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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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