Journey to the second highest point in New York City with Carmen DeVito: Grymes Hill in Staten Island! She takes us behind the scenes at Casa Belvedere, home to the Italian Cultural Foundation.
First, the Founder and President Gina Biancardi talks about the history of the area and the process of purchasing, renovating, and preserving Casa Belvedere (a NYC historical landmark).
Next, Carmen visits Beatrice Alecci, the Program Director of the ICF. They talk about one of the newest projects at Casa Belvedere: Nonno’s Garden. Then, Carmen tours the garden to show what vegetables and herbs are planted – from tomatoes and zucchini, to basil, sage, oregano, and thyme.
Plus, the views are beautiful!