Nicotra Foundation awards over $60K in grants, scholarships

“Philanthropists Lois and Richard Nicotra gathered with 50 non-profit organizations and scholarship recipients at The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation Fall Awards Ceremony at the COMMONS café on November 22nd, 2016. The Nicotras presented $66,199 in awards and scholarships; 100% of the profits from the COMMONS café contribute to the funding for these Staten Island […]

Scott LoBaido immortalizes Nicotras’ beloved pup Lorenzo

Staten Island, N.Y. —  If you’re lucky enough to own a pet, you know that the memories you make are priceless. You know that the unconditional love of a furry friend makes your bad days manageable and your good days even better. And, sadly, you also know the enormous heartbreak that comes with losing that pet and the […]

Nicotras to receive Albert V. Maniscalco Community Service Award

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Hoteliers and philanthropists Richard and Lois Nicotra will be awarded the annual Albert V. Maniscalco Community Service Award from Borough President James Oddo during a Nov. 16 ceremony in Borough Hall. “Lois and I love Staten Island, and we are so proud of our borough. To know that our borough is […]

Group Trying To Connect Married Couples With Wedding Photos

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A labor of love on Staten Island started with a mysterious box of memories that was filled with wedding photos left behind years ago. CBS2’s Ali Bauman reports one group is determined to find the couples in the photos and return the snapshots of their special day. Employees at the Nicotra […]

New Medical Building Opens in Bloomfield

A new medical building opens in Bloomfield and the owner announce another project is in the works. Building owners, Richard and Lois Nicotra, welcomed tenants like Northwell Health and Richmond University Medical Center to the new 20 million dollar facility at 1130 South Avenue on Thursday. They also announced a new project, Corporate Commons 3, […]

Teleport to include urban farm, vineyard, bocce, Italian restaurant

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –The “soul of Tuscany” is coming to the Teleport in Bloomfield. Corporate Commons 3 — to be built on a nine-acre expanse for which The Nicotra Group recently paid $3.6 million — will include a wellness center, new Italian Restaurant, a rooftop urban farm, bocce courts and a vineyard, said Richard Nicotra […]

Vineyard to Produce Wine With a Bouquet of Staten Island

TRAVIS — Wine lovers may soon be able to sample a vintage with grapes grown on Staten Island. A vineyard is featured in plans filed for a new $20 million building at the Teleport business park on South Avenue, the Staten Island Advance first reported. “Staten Island has beer, why can’t it have wine too?” Richard Nicotra, […]

List of Top 50 most influential Staten Islanders released

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Ever wonder who the most powerful people are on Staten Island? Who wields the most influence on the political, cultural, business, non-profit and government landscapes on our borough? Well, wonder no more. A list of the 50 most powerful people on Staten was released yesterday. City & State, a media company […]