Pastry chef James Carrozza has opened the Cake Chef's Cookie Jar, which features more than 60 kinds of cookies—including biscotti, fig, lemon, macadamia nut and chocolate chip—in cookie jars that fill the cubbyholes in the bakery's walls.
Created and run by a completely volunteer group of musicians, performers, artists, filmmakers, writers and visual artists who call Staten Island home, this not-for-profit gallery and exhibition space is headed by Joyce Malerba Goldstein.
Deep Tanks first opened as a studio space for professional photographers—and while it still operates as a photo studio, these days it also serves as an anchor for the local arts community, regularly hosting visual arts exhibits and performance events, like poetry readings and “Night of Noir” live theater productions.
A relative newcomer in Staten Island, where the borough's legendary pizzerias date back decades, Sharkey's Square opened in the summer of 2010, drawing immediate comparisons to L&B Spumoni Gardens.
This state-of-the-art recreation center offers much more than just a wide variety of fitness apparatuses, including cardio and weight machines, table tennis and even croquet equipment—the center also features after-school programs, piano lessons for teens, tai chi classes, ballroom dancing facilities and many activities for families.
Bayou caters to local Staten Islanders, but it's also fun for non-natives since the opulently appointed dining room, food and drink replicate the New Orleans experience right down to the boozy Hurricanes.