Discover the Charm of La “Tea” Da on Staten Island

By Kristina Gershteyn, statenislandlifestyle.com Photos by Dmitriy Mirochnik June, 2012 After this weekend’s visit to La “Tea” Da, I am convinced La “Tea” Da is one of the most unique and lovely places in all of Staten Island. Once an antique shop, this country cottage has been converted into a charming tea room by its owner,…

Letter from the Desk of Second Saturdays Staten Island

By Kristina Gershteyn, statenislandlifestyle.com   Photos by Dmitriy Mirochnik The arts community in Staten Island is growing, so to help guide us to the potential art discoveries on the island we’ve enlisted our borough’s renowned artist, Co-founder and Director of Second Saturday Staten Island, Brendan Coyle, to share his views. Hello readers, I’ve been invited by Staten…

Janine Materna: I’m a third generation Staten Islander

Janine Materna: I’m a third generation Staten Islander By Ilya Galak Wikipedia: “A civic association is a type of organization whose official goal is to improve neighborhoods through volunteer work by its members” Would you begin, Janine, by giving us a little information about yourself, your family background? Sure, my name is Janine Materna and…

“OurStaten Island”

“OurStaten Island” by Albert J. Albanese, Executive Producer at Eight Days Productions Let me introduce myself, I am a lifelong 3rd generation Staten Islander, I produce 8 TV shows that air on Verizon Foist & Time Warner Cable. The shows we produce at Eight Days Productions focus on the good things that Staten Islanders do…