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Vincent J. Caputo

Journalist

Location icon United States of America

Dedicated and committed ready to tell the world what's going on.
Writing has been a passion for as far back as I can remember.
Storytelling has given me the opportunity to express myself with the written word and making journalism my career choice was a perfect fit.
Loyalty and commitment to any project I'm working on is paramount and will not quit until it's done.
I'm easygoing, adaptable, and willing to learn.

Portfolio

Freelance Work

Forbes
6 Greek Dining Destinations in New York City

Maybe it's because Americans are traveling to Greece more than ever before- the country saw a record-breaking 33 million tourists in 2018. Or, maybe it's because U.S. News and World Report named the Mediterranean diet as the top diet trend in 2019. Whatever the reason, New York City is having a moment when it comes to Greek food.

Forbes
5 Next-Level Spots For Indian Food In New York City

Move over London. New York City may now get the honor of having the world's best Indian restaurants. While London has long been renowned for its destination-worthy Indian dining, lately, New York has been giving it some serious competition.

Forbes
Five Northern New Jersey Restaurants Worth Leaving New York City For

New York has no shortage of fantastic restaurants at all price points, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't venture out of the city once in a while come time to eat. Of course, the meal has to be on par with anything top-brass that you would expect to find in one of world's top destinations for food.

Forbes
Six Ways to Have a Luxury Trip to Colombia for Less

There's good news for travelers who are keen on a luxury for less trip to Colombia: Joe Sandillo, a Colombia specialist and the founder of the Tampa, Fl. travel company Almaz Journeys, said that the country is a great value for those seeking an upscale trip, compared with more established South American destinations.

Forbes
Your Perfect Summer Villa Rental Starts Here

Vacation home rentals are a robust and growing market: according to the research company Technaivo, global vacation rentals are expected to be a $194 billion industry by 2021 and grow seven percent between 2017 and 2021. But today, an increasing number of vacation rental companies offer their customers the option to add on services similar to those found at upscale hotels.

Forbes
Six Luxury Hotels with Delicious Gluten-Free High-Teas

Afternoon tea at hotels is a tradition that I've always enjoyed. Maybe it's because I grew up in India where afternoon tea is considered a meal unto itself, but the carb-laden ritual of sandwiches, scones slathered with cream and a parade of pastries is something I love and indulge in several times a year, usually when I travel.

Forbes
Five Beauty Destinations in New York City

Any savvy consumer knows that all businesses offering beauty services are far from created the same. Some are merely functional- the sort of place, say, to go to for a decent manicure, massage or facial. You get the job done.

Internship At The Staten Island Advance

SILive.com
05/16/2018
St. Edward Food Pantry: Serves 20K people every year, still 'in the red'

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Just a few hundred feet from the towering church that dominates Mount Loretto, stands two rusting cargo containers. A number of families wait outside clutching large, reusable bags. Inside those vessels are their breakfasts, lunches and dinners. They could be your neighbors, your co-workers, your own family members.

SILive.com
04/21/2018
Chili competition heats up Historic Richmond Town

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The ninth annual New York City Chili Cookoff brought the heat to Historic Richmond Town on Saturday afternoon, as the best chili chefs in the area went head-to-head to see whose bowl of beans and beef could...

SILive.com
04/14/2018
Youth Summit empowers S.I. teens with real-life finance, career, tech knowledge

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Diving headfirst into the "real world" after high school is likely something that worries young people all over the country. Many wonder if they have what it takes to keep their heads above water, and some complain that high school may not be preparing them well enough (i.e.

SILive.com
05/19/2018
Teen titans transform New Dorp Comic Con into cosplayer playground

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A host of colorful characters showed off their super powers Saturday during the third annual New Dorp Comic Con. Held in New Dorp High School from noon to 5 p.m., the gathering of creative minds shed light on Staten Island's comic culture.

SILive.com
Sneak preview: 40 pieces on the block at Noble Art Auction

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Get ready for great art and good times as the Noble Maritime Collection makes its 29th round trip on Friday, Nov. 10. The museum is once again putting pristine pieces on the block -- but more than just the expected seafaring subject matter is featured in the 29th annual John A.

SILive.com
05/31/2018
Jimi & Jimi: Vintage photos of rock legend snapped by Staten Islander

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Photographing one of the greatest guitarists of all time: It's not a bad gig for a kid growig up in downtown Brooklyn, huh? In his teens, South Beach resident James "Jimi P" White frequented the Fillmore East rock club in Manhattan with his Nikon in tow, snapping photos of iconic acts like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Who, Yardbirds, and more.

SILive.com
Navy SEAL turned self-help guru Jocko Willink to visit Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Jocko Willink, a 20-year veteran of the Navy SEALS, recipient of both the Silver and Bronze Stars, and a New York Times best-selling author, is dropping by the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, for a book signing and meet and greet.

SILive.com
09/15/2017
Staten Island Museum to hang 67th annual 'Fence Show' this weekend

Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, over 130 artists and thousands of visitors will take part in this rustic ritual, showcasing countless creations such as paintings, sculptures, glassware, and more to admire or even buy and make your living room the envy of your friends.

SILive.com
Staten Island Nightlife: Stars shine at CSI Celestial Ball

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y -- The College of Staten Island's Celestial Ball recognized some of Staten Island's best and brightest on Saturday at the beautiful Richmond County Country Club. The star-spangled soiree featured dinner, live music, and even a silent auction.

SILive.com
'Jacob Marley' rattles his chains again at Conference House

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- "I've fallen in love with the play all over again!" That's director Joseph Daly, waxing romantic about the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company's ninth annual production of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, opening Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Conference House in Tottenville.

SILive.com
How much snow is expected on Staten Island on Saturday?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With flying snow kicking off the holiday weekend, winter weather will see out 2017 and welcome the new year. In fact, you may want to reconsider partying outside this New Year's Eve, given the biting cold...

SILive.com
01/26/2018
Staten Island assisted-living facility honors resident's artistic talent

To celebrate Thomas' victory, the Richmond Center put on an art show in their main lobby, featuring a number of pieces Thomas has made during his time at their facility. The picture above, "Sunset Over the Pacific," is the piece Thomas submitted into the contest.

SILive.com
Staten Island co-stars in new mockumentary about Mars mission

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- " My Astronaut," an original online series partially filmed on Staten Island, makes planetfall on May 3. The series follows Maggie Placek (Magdalena Waz), a space-obsessed semi-finalist for the Mars colonization mission and her socially awkward boyfriend Micah Pevsner (Micah Paisner) as a film crew sent by SpaceTek, the multi-billion dollar backed company behind the mission, documents their everyday lives and adventures around Staten Island.

SILive.com
02/16/2018
S.I. Nightlife: Prog-rock legend Steve Hackett serves 'Supper' in St. George

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Long after the breakup of Genesis, prog-rock guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett is still playing across the world -- and shows no signs of slipping. Steve and his band of merry men paid a visit to the historic St. George Theatre Thursday night and, to no one's surprise, tore it up for almost three hours.

SILive.com
03/24/2018
Staten Island Zoo packed with bunnies for Easter celebrations

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten island Zoo is known to be the home of a plethora of wondrous animals, but there seems to have been an influx of rabbits Saturday... or at least kids with rabbit ears. The Staten Island Zoo held its EGGstravagant Feast with the Bunny, which featured both a breakfast portion at 9:30 a.m.

SILive.com
12/30/2017
In 'species-survival effort,' Staten Island Zoo welcomes new oryx calf

"The most recent birth of Pilgrim - coupled with the earlier births of Beau and Felipe - vividly demonstrates the Staten Island Zoo's commitment to wildlife conservation and education," the Zoo's Executive Director, Kenneth C. Mitchell, explained. "It's a major success story to participate meaningfully in the restoration of an extinct species."

SILive.com
12/30/2017
2 cops hurt in Sunnyside collision; driver arrested

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Two officers were injured when their police car was involved in a collision near the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Little Clove Road, according to a spokesman for the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner for Public Information. Police transmissions described...

SILive.com
03/29/2018
Staten Island Nightlife: Heart Society hosts 'Chef's Extravaganza' awards

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Hearts went out to the recipients of multiple community awards given by the Staten Island Heart Society Tuesday night at its 15th annual "Chefs' Extravaganza." The feast, held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield, featured flavors by restaurants from the North to South shores.

SILive.com
10/17/2017
HONK NYC! gets down to brass tacks in Tompkinsville Park

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- HONK NYC! cut a swath of brassy rhythm through Staten Island Wednesday on the North Shore. For the 11th year running, the sprawling street music crew recruited talented street bands from all across the world and took them on a six-day tour of New York City and its boroughs, playing in a number of places from clubs to schools and, well, streets.

SILive.com
05/18/2018
More free music for Fleet Week; 'American Idol' contestant featured

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Remember how we told you to prepare for a huge day of concerts coming up on Minthorne Street? Well, how about we turn things up a notch with a music marathon at the Homeport Pier? Staten Island Fleet Week, an organization of volunteers and veterans, has been providing music for Staten Islanders and visiting sailors since 2015.

SILive.com
S.I. native's 'Saxophonist' movie premieres Friday in Flatbush

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- If your chance at realizing a lifelong dream came to blows with a newfound, passionate love -- what would you do? That's the question Lonnie Johnson, protagonist of the indie flick The Saxophonist, has to answer for himself. Lonnie's story is the electrifying plot of this new film by S.I.

SILive.com
05/19/2018
Flagship Brewery celebrates 4 years, hints at what's to come

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The much adored Flagship Brewery celebrated its four-year anniversary Saturday with their iconic beers and live music. Flagship threw open its doors on Minthorne Street, beginning at noon, serving up some new flavors to tickle taste buds, including Barrel-aged Sour and a Kill van Kolsch beer with twists of key lime and tangelo.

SILive.com
05/22/2018
Fleet Week Music Fest 2018: Salute sailors, rock out on North Shore

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- ATTENTION READERS, ALL HANDS ON DECK! Being out at sea for months on end can be really stressful for our navy personnel. That's why Minthorne Street's power trio -- Flagship Brewery, Goal Mine, and DaddyO's -- is joining forces with Assemblyman Matthew Titone to ask the entire Staten Island community for help in sending well wishes to our sailors with the Fleet Week NY Music Festival Sailors Mailbox.

SILive.com
05/11/2018
Free Mother's Day food supplies offered by Park Hill congregation

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The First United Christian Church at 109 Victory Boulevard is holding a Mother's Day food pantry for families unable to afford a dinner for the holiday. "Mother's Day is such a big occasion," Pastor Belinda Curtis said. "There's some families who can't afford a big dinner."

School Newspaper

The Banner Newspaper
11/14/2016
As S.I.'s Opiate Crisis Worsens, One Advocate Says Community is Key

Executive Director of Staten Island Treatment Center Calls on Students to Do Their Part By Vincent Caputo and Matthew Angell Highly potent batches of heroin and other opiates continue to find their way to Staten Island, taking the lives of many each year. Luke J.

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