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Some residents of Staten Island lovingly refer to the borough as Staten Italy, in part because of the wealth of iconic Italian eateries that call the island home. Resident pizza experts and cousins, Francis Garcia and Sal Basille, have made it to the major leagues of Italian cooking. In an interview with the Staten Island Advance, the duo discussed their new Cooking Channel show, "Pizza Masters" as well as a new cookbook from Grand Central  Life & Style. 

The Cookbook shares the secrets to Staten Island style pies and other family recipes. According to, "Staten Italy: Nothin' but the Best Italian-American Classics, from Our Block to Yours" can be summed up as follows:

"Authors Fran and Sal are two regular guys from the neighborhood,

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Staten Island's Baby Bombers, also known as The Staten Island Yankees, are gearing up for their 2015 campaign. Fans of the New York Yankees single A affiliate know what that means, a full schedule of interesting promotional dates at Richmond County Ballpark. From giveaways to theme nights to appreciation nights. 

2015 giveaways include Dellin Betances Bobbleheads, Game of Thrones hats, Magnetic schedules, and more. There's a "Blue Lives Matter" appreciation night, and #beatBKLYN night.

See the entire promotional schedule, here. 

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Whether it's the New York Wheel, The Empire Outlets, The URL building, or any of the other developments which will change the face of Staten Island's north shore in coming years, the area is ripe for creating an online community. Seeing that opportunity, small-business owner, Ettore Mazzei decided that it was time for the north shore to have a voice. That's why Stapleton's resident polymath created, a dual print and online magazine dedicated to north shore Staten Island news, events, and information. 

Launched in September of 2014, the publication's mission is to  become *the* resource for residences, local visitors & tourists along the Bay Street corridor & the surrounding neighborhoods. According the website's about page, "TWOB

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Did you know, that Staten Island is larger (by population) than many great American cities? St. Louis, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Miami... all have fewer residents than we do here on our little island. Staten Island's still growing population is just one reason why it's a good thing that plans for a brand new east shore shopping facility have been announce. 

Located on Hylan Boulevard, the Hylan Plaza shopping center is about to become "The Boulevard," a shopping complex that can stand with the likes of the Empire Outlets (which are now under construction) and the Staten Island Mall (which recently announced expansion plans)

The center, which will house up to 60 tenants (ranging in size from 1,000- to more than 80,000-square-feet), sounds

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We've been hearing about the NY Wheel and Empire Outlets projects for some time now. The tourist destination will essentially greet people visiting Staten Island with an experience truly unique to the city of New York, while creating an exciting new atmosphere in the St. George area of Staten Island.

Next to Richmond County Ballpark (Home of the Staten Island Yankees), and the Staten Island Ferry terminal, the outlets and observation wheel will give visitors and island residents alike the opportunity to shop, play, and enjoy a ballgame, all with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. 

"BFC Partners is building the outlets, which is expected to house about 125 retailers, a variety of restaurants and cafes, a 200-room, 130,000-square-foot hotel and

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For the past 51 years, Staten Islanders have been celebrating their Irish pride in an annual Staten Island St. Patrick's parade. The parade is so popular, that it was named The Staten Island Advance's "Best Staten Island Festival" in last year's AWE reader poll. This year's event, which made it's way down Forest Avenue, was held on March 1st, 2015.

The crowd, excited for another year of marching bands and classic cars, braved a coating of snow, but still seemed to have a great time. Bars and Restaurants along Forest Avenue had seasonal specials. Panini Grill was serving a corned beef special, while the soon to be opened Ho'Brah treated VIPs to a sampling of their Mexican fare.

The Ancient Order of the Hiberians, America's oldest Irish Catholic

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