Twenty-one-year-old Vinny Buzzetta is the talented executive pastry chef and owner of the go-to bakery for special occasion cakes and confections on Staten Island, The Cake Artist. By day, Vinny is boss at the bakery to his own mother, sister, and friends, but back at home it's mom who lays down the law. Vinny must learn to navigate his roles as business owner, baker and artist, and find his place in his large, outspoken family.

Staten Island Cakes - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-06-21

Staten Island Cakes - Staten Island Chuck - Netflix

Staten Island Chuck, also referred to more formally as Charles G. Hogg, is a groundhog who resided in the Staten Island Zoo in Staten Island, New York City. He serves as the official groundhog meteorologist of New York City, who predicts the duration of winter each February 2 on Groundhog Day. The tradition dates back to 1981. He makes the prediction based on whether or not he sees his shadow during the ceremony between 7:00 A.M. - 7:30 A.M. on Groundhog Day. The ceremony at the zoo is sometimes attended and officiated by the Mayor of New York City. Chuck's prediction for 2018 was early spring, opposite that of Punxsutawney Phil. Chuck had a contentious relationship with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom he notoriously bit in 2009. In 2013, the mayor did not attend the ceremony for the fifth time out of 12 years in office. No reason for his absence was provided. Because of the Bloomberg incident, Chuck was secretly replaced by his granddaughter, Charlotte, for the first ceremony of Bill de Blasio. Despite this, de Blasio dropped the groundhog during his first ceremony. Charlotte died February 9, 2014, although the Staten Island Zoo did not make this public until several months later. Reports conflict about the cause of death; a report in the New York Post attributed the death to injuries sustained in the de Blasio incident, a charge that the zoo denies (the zoo's official stance is that Charlotte was not injured in the fall and that she died of unknown natural causes). Chuck's daughter, Charlotte Jr., served in the same capacity for 2015. On February 2, 2015, this female “Staten Island Chuck” walked out of a hutch that an elevator had lifted onto the stage of a portable Plexiglass habitat, while de Blasio watched from six feet (1.8 m) away. De Blasio did not attend the 2016 ceremonies, as he was in Iowa campaigning for Hillary Clinton's Presidential bid; Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul officiated the groundhog ceremony in de Blasio's stead (Hochul is not a New York City resident or native; her home territory of Western New York is served by a rival groundhog, Dunkirk Dave). He likewise skipped out on the 2017 ceremony, with multiple city officials overseeing the event that year. Although the original Chuck (as far as it is known) is still alive, he has been permanently retired out of fear he may bite again. For the purpose of consistency, an early spring is defined as there being a majority of days with a high temperature of over 40 °F (4 °C) between Groundhog Day and the March equinox inclusive.

Staten Island Cakes - See also - Netflix

Punxsutawney Phil Balzac Billy Buckeye Chuck General Beauregard Lee Stormy Marmot Wiarton Willie

Staten Island Cakes - References - Netflix