north shore buzz

Staten Island “Reinvented” By The New York Wheel.

Don’t miss out on what may be the most exciting episode of North Shore Buzz. In this episode, North Shore Expert Holly Wiesner-Olivieri interviews Richard Marin, the developer of the world’s tallest observation wheel, which is scheduled to be built within Staten Island’s North Shore community, St. George. Join Holly as she asks Mr. Marin specific questions about the wheel’s construction, intricate design and future plans. Also in this video are rendered photographs that give Staten Islander’s a sneak-peek at the North Shore’s new look. Be amazed by all of the exciting possibilities this wheel provides its passengers, New York, and Staten Island. The sky’s the limit!

SINY North Shore Buzz – Honor Wines In St.George

Join SINY North Shore expert Holly Wiesner Olivieri as she interviews people, businesses and homes in Staten Island’s North Shore community. This episode highlights helpful informative tips about wine, from owner Lori Honor, in her cozy warm organic wine boutique located in St.George, across from the Staten Island Ferry.

Meet one of St. George’s newest small businesses, Honor Wines; a “organic” wine shop that opened in the heart of St. George just over one year ago. Located at 36 Bay Street and directly across street from the Staten Island Ferry, Honor Wines provides the greenest borough with organic, natural and sustainable wines, derived from small-yield crops, hand-harvested grapes and traditional methods of farming. In this episode of North Shore Buzz, Holly interviews Lorie Honor, owner, who explains the difference between organic and conventional wines, the proper way to pour and taste wine, and the relationship between wine and food. For more information on Honor Wines, visit their website at

St. George in the Spotlight

Gone are the days when Staten Island was referred to as the “forgotten borough.” Much needed revitalization and change is currently underway, and with the Renaissance of the North Shore in full swing, Staten Island is poised to become New York City’s next “it” neighborhood. In the center of it all lies St. George, an up-and-coming neighborhood that offers the best of city life in an otherwise suburban borough. If you’re looking to buy a home on Staten Island or already reside here, read on to find out why so many people are drawn to this community.

Located on the northeastern tip of Staten Island, St. George is the most densely developed and diverse neighborhood in the borough. Positioned where the Kill Van Kull enters the New York Bay, this neighborhood is known for being the administrative center of the borough, the central hub for transportation, and Staten Island’s downtown area. The area provides the perfect balance of culture, arts and history that cant’ be found anywhere else on the island; making for a truly dynamic place.

Perfectly Located

There are so many reasons why people who are looking to move to the Staten Island are attracted to this area. Known for being the island’s central hub for transportation, it provides quick access to Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry, as well as the other areas of the borough by means of the Staten Island Rapid Transit or bus service. For commuters who drive, a quick ride over the Verrazano Bridge will take you to Brooklyn or Manhattan. In fact, more and more New Yorkers are taking advantage of the fact that rent here is far more affordable than the other boroughs, while still providing close access to Manhattan.

One of my favorite things about this area is that the housing options here are just as diverse as the rest of the neighborhood. I love being able to show potential homebuyers a variety of options: historic Victorian, Tudor and Colonial homes, condos, co-ops and even newly constructed homes. There really is something for everyone in St. George, no matter what their needs are, and the price and location couldn’t be more perfect.

Positively Entertaining

St. George may be known for its long stretch of waterfront and dramatic views of lower Manhattan, but there is so much more to the neighborhood than just that. Just a short walk around the area and you’ll experience one of the most ethnically diverse and eclectic areas on Staten Island. From the sights of storefront artwork, the sounds of an emerging musician playing at a local coffee shop, and the tastes of authentic cuisine, there is no doubt you’ll be drawn back for more.

Staten Island's St. George NeighborhoodVisitors and residents love the variety of restaurants here, providing a unique experience and taste for any occasion. You can find authentic-themed restaurants with unique cuisines, classic steakhouses, wine bars and tapas bars only blocks away from one another. For those looking for a lively night life, St. George contains a variety of different pubs, bars and coffee shops, some which also serve as venues for local musicians and emerging talent. You won’t have to travel far to find an open mic or a local band playing.

Attracting Tourists and Residents Alike

The Staten Island Ferry isn’t the only attraction St. George has to offer. Richmond County Bank Ballpark is known for sponsoring community events when it is not holding a Staten Island Yankees game. Other residents enjoy viewing Staten Island’s history through the artwork at Borough Hall, or watching a show at the St. George Theatre. One of my favorite things to do is explore the Staten Island Museum, where there are always new exhibits on display.

Other points of interests include the September 11 Postcards Memorial, the St. George Esplanade, and the United States Lighthouse Museum. St. George was also designated a historic district in 1994, which consists of 78 houses and one church. A tour of this neighborhood is truly a full day’s worth of art, history and culture!

For those who are looking to do a little shopping, the area has a variety of vintage and consignment shops, as well as antique furniture stores- all at bargain prices. A much-needed grocery store was recently added to the neighborhood, complimenting the St. George Greenmarket, which provides residents with locally grown, fresh produce, seafood and authentic meats on Saturday’s throughout the spring, summer and fall.

A Bright Future

I would be remised if I didn’t mention the promising and exciting future of St. George. Over the next few years, this area will undergo a major transformation, giving residents and tourists even more to look forward to in terms of shopping and entertainment. The New York Wheel, Empire Outlets, and Lighthouse Pointe are all examples of additions to the North Shore, and are sure to make St. George one of the most visited areas of New York City.

If you’re looking to buy a home on Staten Island, now would be a great time to start your research.  I would love to show you some beautiful real estate properties, and discuss the many advantages to buying a home in this up-and-coming area. Please feel free to check out my website for valuable information on Staten Island’s North Shore neighborhoods as well as the other happenings in the area.

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

Let’s connect  on Facebook  or  Twitter. Hope to meet up with you soon!

SINY North Shore Buzz – The St. George Renaissance

Join SINY North Shore expert Holly Wiesner Olivieri as she interviews people, businesses and homes in Staten Island’s North Shore community.

Take a tour of downtown Staten Island

From the Staten Island Yankees to the revitalization of the North Shore, St.George is the talk of the town. In this episode of North Shore Buzz, Holly Wiesner Olivieri takes us on a tour of Staten Island’s central hub; St.George. Informational and upbeat, this short video highlights the history, attractions, and exciting future of Staten Island’s “downtown.”

Whether you are looking to move to Staten Island or have been a lifelong resident, this video will surely motivate you to head downtown for a visit. St.George is known for its unique and bustling atmosphere, and Holly emphasizes the neighborhood’s main attractions while shedding some light on its best-kept secrets.

Offering insight on the upcoming transformation of Staten Island’s North Shore, Holly outlines the new and exciting contributions St.George will have to offer tourists and Staten Island residents alike; including the New York Wheel, Empire Outlets and Lighthouse Point.

Come visit St.George, and see why many are calling it home.

SINY North Shore Buzz – Home Inspection Tips Part 1

Join SINY North Shore expert Holly Wiesner Olivieri as she interviews people, businesses and homes in Staten Island’s North Shore community.

Find the “perfect” home? Wondering what is going on behind the walls or within the foundation? Although home inspections can be overwhelming at times, they are necessary in finding out what is really going on in a home before a buyer commits to a purchase. In this segment of North Shore Buzz, North Shore Realtor Holly Wiesner Olivieri accompanies Staten Island home inspector Mike Nuzzolo on the inspection of a historic Staten Island home built in the 1800’s.

Learning the common issues inspectors look for and what implications they may have on a sale is a must for anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. Holly is there to make sure that her clients’ best interests are maintained. Check out Holly as she asks the inspector detailed questions on this tour that the average home buyer or seller may not know to ask. Wondering what implications these issues may have on a home sale?

Don’t miss out on what North Shore Expert, Holly Wiesner Olivieri can offer representing you as a home buyer or a home seller. This episode highlights helpful home inspection tips for buyers and sellers from Mike Nuzzolo of Home Probe Inspections & Consultations. Check out .

SINY North Shore Buzz- Home Selling Tips You Need To Know.

Join SINY North Shore expert Holly Wiesner Olivieri as she interviews people, businesses and homes in Staten Island’s North Shore community.

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This episode highlights helpful home selling tips from Christopher J. Arrigali, P.C.  A Staten Island Attorney experienced in representing homeowners when selling their home. Check out

St.George Community, On Staten Island’s North Shore Getting A Supermarket!

The Pointe in St.George.

Driving in downtown St. George today thinking…..finally St.George,on Staten Island’s North Shore will see a full-service supermarket. Fine Fare Marketplace will occupy the ground level space at The Pointe, located at 155 Bay St.

Awesome news for a community longing for a much needed supermarket. What a positive addition for residents and home buyers looking to move into this area. With much excitement of the St. George revitalization & development happening….this is a great fit for the St. George community.

Conveniently located up the street at 130 Bay St., is the Staten Island Chamber Of commerce. “Call The Chamber” to assist you with answers and peace of mind for “all things Staten Island”!

Looking for a home on Staten Island’s North Shore or surrounding areas? Why not check out some Happy Clients.

There are two kinds of real estate professionals….those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling or buying a home…and those who don’t.

Let’s connect on twitter or facebook!  Thank you and have an extraordinary day!



SINY North Shore Buzz- First Time Home Buyer Tips.

Join SINY North Shore expert Holly Wiesner Olivieri as she interviews people, businesses and homes in Staten Island’s North Shore community.

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Building a home buying team makes the entire home buying process easier. Part of building your team should include an experienced Realtor and experienced real estate Attorney.

This episode highlights Christopher J. Arrigali, P.C. a Staten Island Attorney experienced in representing first time home buyers. Check out

1110 South Avenue, Suite 78

Staten Island , New York 10314


SINY North Shore Buzz- Ira’s Curiosity Place

Join SINY North Shore expert Holly Wiesner Olivieri as she interviews people, businesses, and homes in Staten Island’s North Shore community.

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This episode highlights Ira’s Curiosity Place. Located in the Stapleton section of Staten Island’s North Shore, which is transforming into a vibrant exciting area.

Find your next treasure!
Ira’s Curiosity Place

389 Van Duzer St. S.I.N.Y. 10304


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