“A Facebook group is bringing together locals who all have one thing in common, love for their borough.
The four letter word LOVE started as a display outside the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield, but it’s grown into much more.
The Nicotra Group, which owns the building, started a social media page to show off photos and posts of Staten Islanders sharing love for their community.
“We want to retain the young people, you don’t always have to move off of Staten island. You can make it here, you can have a career here, you can leave here and raise a family here. So don’t just abandon us give us a shot,” said the owner of Nicotra Group, Richard Nicotra.
Members of the Nictora Group visited Facebook’s headquarters, where they met Mark Zuckerberg. The group was chosen by Facebook out of thousands worldwide, for its positive use of social media.
To share your love for Staten Island, follow “LOVE Staten Island” on Facebook and Instagram.”