Barking Palace

Barking Palace

Located at 445 Forest Avenue in the West Brighton section of Staten Island, Barking Palace for Paws & Claws is a full service pet grooming facility that services both canines and felines.

Barking Palace provides general services such as Brush and Tidy and Full Grooming, along with specialty services that include ear care, tear stain remover, tick treatment, deodorizing treatment, “pawdicures” and mini-makeovers.

Offering salon packages, pamper and refresh packages, as well as many services for cats, Barking Palace is there to provide experienced and professional pet care for your four-legged companion.

For more information call (347) 825-2820, email or visit their website

Award Winning Staten Island Home For Sale Will Blow You Away!


36 Hunter Place, Randall Manor, Staten Island New York 10301

Magnificent award winning English Tudor in desirable Randall Manor, was totally renovated & transformed by a renowned designer into double the space in 2004. This dream home, priced at $1,099,998 was the recipient of the prestigious Staten Island Chamber Of Commerce Building Award; excellence in craftsmanship and design.

This captivating home is bright, spacious and consists of 4 bedrooms  5 baths and is a delightful treat for the soul! As you enter this spectacular home, you feel the amazing flow and energy…impeccably combining old world beauty and contemporary functionality. Enjoy custom mahogany doors, crown molding and trim, pristine hardwood floors, 3 zone heat/a.c., baseboard heat, hi-hats, interior pond, custom designed kitchen, formal dining room, reading area, meditation area, skylights, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, pocket doors, surround sound, custom stone/tile work, steam shower, alarmed and professionally landscaped.

A huge garage has been transformed into an impeccable studio/office with cathedral ceiling, custom mahogany beams, doors and trim. The lot size is 50 x 99, interior space is 2,925 not including the spacious finished basement nor the tremendous transformed studio/office space.

This impeccable home is located approximately 2 miles from the Staten Island Ferry, near parks, culture, shopping, schools and restaurants with an easy commute to Manhattan and Brooklyn.  An excellent walk score of 78 adds to your easy lifestyle…in a neighborhood nearly unaffected by the construction boom that followed the opening of the Verrazano Bridge.

Don’t miss the opportunity to call this outstanding rare gem, in prestigious Randall Manor… Home!


Documents and Support Material

Floor Plan 1st Level 36 Hunter Pl..pdf
Floor Plan 2nd Floor 36 Hunter Place.pdf
Floor Plan 3rd Floor 36 Hunter Place.pdf
Floor Plan Basement 36 Hunter Place.pdf


Additional Details

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4.5

Property Type: House

Location Details: Desirable Prime Area, Near All.

Notes: Sq.ft. 2,925, Built in approx. 1955, property tax is approx. $5,300.


Contact Details

Contact Name: Holly Wiesner Olivieri

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 718-702-6848

Contact Cell Phone: #917-414-0847

Special Instructions: Contact Holly for a private viewing.


Harley & Tom : Sunset Hill


Time was a huge factor moving from Manhattan to Staten Island for Harley & Tom. Both worked in Manhattan and their daughter was attending school there also. They wanted an easy commute into New York City, but also had a specific type of home in mind. I worked aggressively to line up home showings including some FSBO because of low inventory. I was able to find the perfect colonial home in Sunset Hill to fit their lifestyle, and close the deal in three weeks!

This is what the happy clients had to say about their home buying process:

I did not know Holly and when I got off of the Staten Island Ferry, I was lost and wandering when she had spotted me.

She instantly puts you at ease and served as a well informed tour guide pointing out local hot spots, cheap gas stations, art galleries, parks and recreational centers, etc. She had lined up about 4/5 houses and had a very firm grasp on what we were looking for with regard to budget and overall housing needs.

We found the perfect house on our very first day! She had amazing recommendations for home inspector, roofer, general contractor and for anything else for which we inquired. She kept all parties on track to expedite our closing which she miraculously was able to have happen within THREE WEEKS!!!

I can’t speak highly enough about her professionalism and dedication and would recommend no one but her if you are looking to buy on Staten Island. As a native of Staten Island and member of The Chamber of Commerce, Holly is the only person you need to know for all things Staten Island!

Veteran’s Park

Veteran's Park
Bounded by Heberton, Vreeland, Bennett and Park Streets, Veteran’s Park is Staten Island’s oldest park. It was laid out in 1836 as a village green or common area when Port Richmond’s village streets were mapped. In 1898, the park was named Port Richmond Park, later to be changed in 1949 to Veteran’s Park as a tribute to American veterans.

Although at one time the park was enclosed by an iron fence, it is now an open green square with a flag pole in the center, providing breathing space for the community. A paved path lined with benches provides easy access across the park. There are nearly two dozen trees, including Pin oaks, London planetrees, pines and sweetgums that provide shade and beautiful scenery.

Many historic and neighborhood landmarks surround the park, including P.S. 20, the Park Baptist Church (est. 1841), the St. Phillips Baptist Church (est. 1871), the Parkside Senior Apartments, Victorian-style homes, and the Port Richmond Library (1905). Memorials commemorating P.S. 20 Principal Eugene G. Putnam (1865-1913) and American Revolutionary War officer and political leader John Sullivan can be found throughout the park.

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Luxury Rental at The Accolade Condos In St. George Staten Island, 90 Bay Street Landing, 3rd floor


Luxury Rental at The Accolade Condos In St. George Staten Island,  90 Bay Street Landing,  3rd floor

Bright and spacious 900 sq.ft all new loft space now available at The Accolade Condos in St.George for rent. Quick and easy commute to Manhattan! Beautiful scenic walk to the Staten Island ferry, just minutes away. Don’t miss out on living in the hip and happening area on Staten Island’s North Shore!

Beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, 5 fabulous floor to ceiling windows, all new stainless steel appliances, top of the line custom kitchen and bath, Bosch washer/dryer, walk in closet, jacuzzi tub, separate shower and one parking space included.

Luxury building in gated community on St.George waterfront, 5 minute walk to ferry to Manhattan. Easy commute to New York City!

Amenities include: Fitness center, resident lounge, children’s playroom, game room, conference center, simulated golf, 16 hour doorman, tennis courts, playground, barbecue area and basket ball court.

Enjoy the convenient easy lifestyle in the heartbeat of all that’s happening in Staten Island’s North Shore! You will be located minutes from the Staten Island Ferry, St. George Theater, Staten Island Yankees Ballpark, future New York Wheel, Empire Outlets, restaurants, buses and schools.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic rental now available! Contact Holly: #917-414-0847

Rent is $2,100. per month. Tenant must be well qualified. Credit and income check. Minimum 1 year lease. Required 1 month security, 1 month rent. Management application & credit check processing fee. Tenant pays electric & cable. No smoking & no pets.


McDonald Playground


McDonald Playground, which is maintained by the New York City Parks Department, is located along Forest Avenue in the West Brighton section of Staten Island. Specifically, you can find it between Broadway and North Burgher Avenue, with another way to access the park along Myrtle Avenue.

This playground honors Austin J. McDonald, a New York City resident who was killed in the line of duty during World War I. It is one of nine playgrounds built by the Parks Department through a war memorial fund that were simultaneously opened on July 15, 1934.

The park is equipped with basketball courts, bathrooms, playground structures, spray showers, and handball courts. The park is also a part of Mayor DeBlasio’s Community Parks Initiative—a multi-faceted program that will invest in under-resourced public parks located within New York City’s densely populated and growing neighborhoods. For more information, click here.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade- An Example of North Shore Pride and Heritage

IMG_0580This Sunday, March 6, 2016, marks the 52nd annual Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade, which runs along Forest Avenue from Hart Boulevard to Jewett Avenue, not only celebrates Staten Island’s deeply rooted Irish heritage, but it also captures the unique community feel and enthusiasm that is so characteristic of Staten Island’s West New Brighton neighborhood.

If you’ve ever thought about buying a home on Staten Island’s North Shore, come join us this Sunday and you’ll see exactly why West New Brighton is a great place to live and work.

The Irish; Deep Roots and Long-Standing Heritage

West New Brighton, which is roughly defined as the area around and to the northeast of the intersection of Clove Road and Forest Avenue, was first settled by the Dutch in the 1600’s, and then later by English settlers. Following the American Revolution, waves of immigrants populated the area; first Irish, then Italians, many of which worked at the dry docks and ship repair facilities along Richmond Terrace and the Kill Van Kull.

In most places across the Island or even New York City, knowledge of community history and the stories of the first Staten Island settlers are often times lost as families move in and out of neighborhoods, community demographics change, or former community landmarks become obsolete.

This is not the case, however, in West New Brighton. In this community, deeply-rooted pride in family heritage and history is celebrated and shared. This area has a strong pull on its native residents, and it is not unusual to find families and businesses that have been around for three, four or five generations. From Jody’s Irish Pub on Forest Avenue to Bennett’s Bicycles on Jewett, there is a lot of history and pride in West New Brighton, and plenty of people to tell you about it.

A Staten Island Tradition

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, this year in its 52nd year, is just one example of a West Brighton tradition that draws thousands of Staten Islanders (along with politicians and other figureheads) to Forest Avenue for the afternoon. Sunday’s parade may be the most popular event along Forest Avenue, but it certainly isn’t the only event that contributes to the life of this community.

Road races, concert in the park events, little league, block parties, “strolls” along Forest Avenue and parades are only a few examples of the many community events that keep the neighbors in touch, businesses thriving and long-standing traditions alive.

No one understands the importance of community life like Staten Island’s North Shore Expert. Being a part of a family business has taught me a lot about community. The Wiesner family has one of the oldest family businesses on Staten Island. Being a part of this business taught me a lot; from my family’s history and the sacrifices that were made, to understanding how our business shaped the community in which we started. To be a part of the business meant that we were a part of the history of the community, and that is something to be proud of.

I find the same to be true with the families and business in the West New Brighton area. Many of the residents who currently live in this community (not just the families that have been here for generations) understand how they are shaped by their community, and understand the importance of community life.

Loving the Hometown Crowd

IMG_3379And nothing makes a community come alive like a parade. I love the crowd that gathers at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. No need to head into Manhattan when you have a lively, enthusiastic and “hometown” crowd right here on Staten Island. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day; and lining the parade route you’ll find people of all different ages and walks of life celebrating together. My family gathers at the same spot each year, and, year after year we run into the same families. I enjoy “catching up” and swapping stories, sharing with them the joys and the trials the year has brought, and feeling once again that sense of community.

The hometown crowd also brings a big boost to local businesses, which show their enthusiasm for the parade by giving out treats, serving up corned beef or Irish soda bread, and sometimes hosting some of the prominent figureheads of our borough and city. There is so much to be proud of on this special day!

Newcomers Welcome

Although West New Brighton has deep roots and families that have been around for generations, moving in to the community doesn’t make you an “outsider.” In fact, the quiet tree-lined streets also see a lot of walking traffic, and it is not uncommon to know and develop relationships with your neighbors, even if you’ve just moved in.

I also find that West New Brighton appeals to people looking for convenience in their neighborhood as well. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance; from grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and salons, to pubs, restaurants and fitness centers. For families with children, solid public and private school options are available, as is local music, art and youth sports venues.

The affordability of the homes is also appealing, attracting civil servants such as teachers, fire fighters and police officers from other neighborhoods. For business professionals who might work in Manhattan, there is close access to the Staten Island Expressway or to the Staten Island Ferry for an easy commute to work.

As a diverse neighborhood, there certainly is something for everyone, even if you are not native to West Brighton or even Staten Island. It won’t take long for you to feel right at home. Come join us on Sunday, and you’ll see exactly why so many people call West New Brighton home.

If you are looking to buy a home on Staten Island and are interested in more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me on Facebook or Twitter. Even better, my website is full of helpful information about the different North Shore neighborhoods, local businesses, news and events. Don’t forget to check out North Shore Buzz for video interviews and home-buying tips.

There are two types of Real Estate professionals ….those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of buying or selling a home…and those who don’t.

Thanks David, For Another Great Review on Zillow!


Thank you David for the great review! Congratulations to you and your family on now calling Staten Island Home! It was my pleasure to guide you, discuss issues, provide helpful resources and get the deal done so you and your family can enjoy the lifestyle you searched out for on Staten Island. I’m very happy to have been apart of that process.

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Port Richmond Library


Located at 75 Bennett Street in Port Richmond, just two blocks from Port Richmond Avenue and opposite Veterans Park, the Port Richmond Branch of the New York Public Library is one of the oldest libraries on Staten Island, opening its doors in 1905. This branch, which was built with funds from Andrew Carnegie, features fireplaces, oak shelving, and original turn-of-the-century furniture, all of which provides an inviting and inspiring space to read, study, or enjoy free programs.

Programs at the Port Richmond Library include free English classes, one-on-one resume workshops and computer help, enrichment zones for children, Wii gaming, teen tech time, comic book club, and story time and craft. These programs take place in the Chimes Playhouse, an auditorium that was added to the library in 1939.

In 2008, a major renovation of the Children’s Room provided new lighting, furniture, and computers for children. The library offers large young adult and Spanish collections, as well as a small collection of materials on the history of Staten Island.

For more information, visit their official website or call (718) 442-0158.

Realtor Magazine Talks To Holly About Ranch Style Homes On Staten Island


One thing you’ll notice when driving around Staten Island, is the variety of home styles for a potential buyer.

I’ve written before about the ranch style home, but now Realtor Magazine has included me in their recent article on ranch homes. Read on to see if the ranch style home is a lifestyle fit for you.

Thanks Barbara Ballinger for the recent interview about ranch homes. Putting The Cool Back In Ranch Style Homes.

“Back East, they remain popular on New York’s Staten Island because they’re among the more affordable options and offer relatively open plans as opposed to Colonial- and Victorian-style layouts, says Broker-Owner Holly Wiesner Olivieri of Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty. She and her husband bought a ranch 17 years ago for its private cul-de-sac location, proximity by ferry to Manhattan, and handyman-special price.

It was great discussing how ranch homes have their popularity with a modern twist, and how the simple design gives you multiply options for renovating to fit your lifestyle. Location is always the biggest priority, but if a ranch home wasn’t on the top of your list, the articles will inform you how easily the home can be transformed to fit your needs.


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More about Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty

Buying or selling a home is an exciting yet stressful time, so finding the right realty is an extremely important decision. We believe that there are two kinds of Real Estate professionals: those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling and buying a home, and those who don’t. If the idea of buying or selling a home is perplexing to you, look no further: we work with integrity and knowledge to make guarantee that your experience is unmatched.

Don’t hesitate to contact us on Facebook or Twitter, and be sure to visit our about page. Holly can also be reached by email Holly [at] WiesnerOlivieri [dot] com . Find out why our clients keep recommending us as their Staten Island Real Estate company of choice!

I look forward to meeting up with you soon!