Tariq Zaid gets up everyday, goes to work, and hopes to reach out and positively influence the lives of the people in his community in some way, shape, or form while still bringing the newest, freshest, clothing and sneakers to Staten Islanders with his Richmond Hood Company.
Artists and entrepreneurs are often thought of as two distinct and separate types of people in the business world, but aspiring artists who wish to turn their creativity into a sustainable living must be the creative, human resources, billing, sales, and advertising departments all rolled into one person to succeed. The Art Intersects Workshops hosted by Staten Island Arts, formerly known as the Council of the Arts of Staten Island, in partnership with SI MakerSpace and Live With Design, is teaching aspiring artists how to be the agents of their own success and turn their work into money.
Halloween night, where the men are Miley Cyrus, the women are TARDIS, and the children should probably be inside, it IS a school night after all. If you’ve already celebrated at your friends house party, plan on staying on Staten Island for the day, want to stay relatively local, or have no other plans for the evening, come out to 120 Bay Street to celebrate for the night.
The founder of FreshGrafix, Staten Island photographer David Giordano, has precariously leaned over balconies, been forcibly pulled off stages, and will go where other photographers won’t in the search to get the perfect shot.
Winning a CMJ music video contest in 2011 for EULA’s “Maurice Narcisse”, awaiting the release of their first full-length feature film ‘ULTRA’, and ending another year of business on Van Duzer Street when more than half of all startups fail are all reasons to celebrate.
Today’s Staten Island Advance features DAPS.tv a project created and run by NB Technologies founders Chris Olivieri and Tavis Delahunt. The Advance’s entertainment editor, Rob Bailey, spoke to Chris about DAPS and NBT.