Tacos, cheesesteaks, free ice cream and a lot more: Port Richmond food stuff competition returns this weekend

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Past July’s food items fest by Port Richmond Solid was so successful, the civic group associates have made a decision to toss a different. The second chapter of the function will see a broader vary of vendors, say organizers.

Port Richmond Strong encourages neighbors and meals travelers to end in at Veteran’s Park at Heberton and Bennett Streets on Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The goal: If website visitors like what they flavor and see, each and every can keep for supper or a stroll down cafe-wealthy Port Richmond Avenue.

“Last year’s party was 1 of the greatest working day of the summer season,” said Mario Buonviaggio, a single of the party coordinators and leaders of Port Richmond Potent.

This calendar year mingled amid nearby distributors with soaps, scents, artwork, jewellery and vintage clothing will be setups by G’Knows Cheesesteaks, Cafe Con Pan and San Geronimo Bakery, to identify a several eateries. Buonviaggio expects a good deal of Mexican fare and a taco truck.

“The NYPD rock wall will be there, a encounter painter. There will be cost-free ice cream. It is intended to be a good working day. It is a free function and we’re promoting all of our little companies as very well,” mentioned Buonviaggio.

A lot more lengthy term, Buonviaggio and the Port Richmond Potent team have a eyesight for the historic strip, at the time the key shopping drag for the borough pre-Staten Island Shopping mall.

“We have an intense agenda. In 4 to 5 yrs, you are going to see a improve if every person rows the boat in the identical path. Port Richmond has been labeled as a victim condition, that people are in dire want. That is not the circumstance,” explained Buonviaggio.

Fairly the opposite, in point, in accordance to him and broker Jose Matias of his eponymous true estate corporation.

He says consumers in the spot are not traders but those going into house ownership.

Matias stated, “The real estate business is booming. Every thing on the Island is previously mentioned the inquiring cost. I have my business office right on Port Richmond Avenue. We have a lot of customers coming in to specially acquire listed here. All the things is scorching right here now. We once experienced a fantastic percentage of shops that are vacant. That’s no extended the situation.”

Buonviaggio said, “We have two cleaners that go up and down the avenue 6 times a week. Summonses have dropped substantially from Sanitation since with continue to keep the place clean. Men and women are contributing to our civic affiliation.”

He maintains that the section’s waterfront has enormous guarantee as effectively, a swath of land that at 1 time was web page to a ferry company to New Jersey.

A gyro for a shaved meat taco at Tamales Martita on Port Richmond Avenue (Staten Island Advance/ Jan Somma-Hammel)Team-Shot

Pamela Silvestri is Progress Meals Editor. She can be attained at [email protected]