Outdoor music program comes to select North Shore restaurants this Friday

Posted June 18, 2019 | By Pamela Silvestri

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the character Daisy Buchanan said, “Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it.”

Well on Staten Island, that day of Friday, June 21 will be marked by outdoor music in front of three borough restaurants thanks to “Make Music Day,” an international movement that brings free music to mark the summer solstice.

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EFFort to create North Shore Business Improvement District underway

Posted June 16, 2019 | By Joseph Ostapiuk

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Amid drastic changes on the North Shore, including the opening of Empire Outlets, efforts to create a Business Improvement District (BID) are underway for the neighborhood.

A steering committee, composed of property and business owners along the Bay Street corridor, along with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, announced the effort in a media release by Downtown Staten Island.

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Monthly Update — Staten Island Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Staten Island Website Wins “Best of Boroughs” Award

Posted Dec 5, 2018 | By Jessica Jones-Gorman

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce learned their recently launched downtownSI.nyc website was selected as the “Best of Staten Island.” The win comes with a $5,000 prize, a feature in an upcoming marketing campaign and, of course, bragging rights.

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New banners unveiled along bay street

Updated Jul 1, 2018; Posted Jul 1, 2018 | By Cassy Sommer

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled banners on streetlight poles on Bay Street.

The banners feature a new logo and branding designed to give a boost to the more than 200 merchants on Bay Street in the neighborhoods of St. George, Tompkinsville, and Stapleton.

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New Campaign Aimed at Boosting North Shore Businesses

By Anthony Pascale  |  March 9, 2018 @1:26 PM

There's a new effort to help businesses on the North Shore thrive.

The Chamber of Commerce unveiled a new logo and branding campaign this week for the commercial district known as Downtown Staten Island.

NY1's Anthony Pascale learned more about it from Janet Dugo from the Chamber and the owner of Flagship Brewery in St. George, Jay Sykes.

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Downtown Staten Island is getting a brand new look.

5:30 AM - 7 Mar 2018 | Spectrum News NY1‏

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City to Help Revitalize Bay St. Businesses

By Anthony Pascale  |  March 24, 2017 @10:30 PM

The city is giving businesses on Bay Street 1.5 million dollars in an effort to improve the overall area.  The announcement comes after a study was conducted to determine how best to revitilize the area.

NY1's Anthony Pascale discussed the findings with Janet Dugo, Project Manager for the Bay Street Corridor Assessment.

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New identity, new logo unveiled for Bay Street commercial district

Updated Mar 6, 2018; Posted Mar 6, 2018 | By Ann Marie Barron

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The Bay Street commercial district will get a brand-new identity - and a trendy, colorful, new logo -- thanks to a new strategic marketing plan being put into play by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, public officials and the city.

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borough hall christmas tree lighting 2017: Kids sing, dance & read for fun

By Victoria Priola  |  Updated Dec 7, 2017; Posted Dec 6, 2017

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. ‑‑ If Borough Hall isn't lit, is it even Christmas time? We don't think so.

Borough President James S. Oddo welcomed dozens of Staten Islanders to St. George Wednesday evening for the annual Borough Hall Christmas Tree Lighting.

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Volunteers clean up and plant flowers along Bay Street

Updated Nov 11, 2017; Posted Nov 11, 2017 | By Erik Bascome

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce rounded up a group of volunteers to clean up and beautify downtown Staten Island.

The city Parks Department led the clean up, which included cleaning and mulching tree pits, as well as planting daffodil bulbs that will bloom this spring. 

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New vibrant, eclectic dining hub being created on Bay Street

Updated Nov 4, 2017; Posted Nov 4, 2017  |  By Tracey Porpora

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Restaurateurs along Bay Street's ailing business strip are hoping to create a vibrant, eclectic neighborhood dining hub that will draw patrons from across the borough and beyond.

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Say hi to 'Elvis' and get a chance to win a gift card

By Carol Ann Benanti  |  Posted July 5, 2017 at 1:20 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. If you're taking a stroll along Bay Street in St. George, Tompkinsville, or Stapleton these days, chances are you might run into Elvis.

You see, he'll be sweeping the streets and wearing a shirt and cap inscribed with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) logos.

When you spot him say hello and snap a picture - or better yet a selfie.

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Staten Island Chamber awarded grant to  help revitalize bay street corridor

Posted Mar 30, 2017

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce announced it has been awarded part of a $1.54 million grant to help revitalize the Bay Street commercial corridor in St. George, Tompkinsville and Stapleton.

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Bay street gets a makeover

Posted Dec 1, 2017 | By Jessica Jones-Gorman

As part of Neighborhood 360 Program, Bay Street selected for Commercial Corridor Challenge

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$1.5M grant to fuel business on Bay Street

Updated Mar 20, 2017; Posted Mar 20, 2017 | By Tracey Porpora

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The ailing business corridor along Bay Street is being fueled with money from a $1.54 million grant to help revitalize the commercial strip from Stapleton to St. George.

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce announced it has been awarded the $1.54 million grant from the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Neighborhood 360 program, which helps community-based organizations promote economic development.

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