STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — West Brighton residents Anthony and Orsi Soos recently expanded their photography business by adding the use of drones to create virtual tours for residential and commercial real estate.
“Most of the real estate (videos taken via drones) we’ve done is in Long Island because there are larger properties, and we can’t technically fly over properties without permission,” said Anthony, noting the company, Sky View Pros, is certified with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“We do some commercial work for companies doing construction projects or if they are renovating a building,” he added.
The husband/wife team will showcase the way they operate drones at the Staten Island Economic Development Corp.’s (SIEDC) sixth annual SI Green & Clean Festival on Wednesday at the Grand Oaks Country Club, Huguenot. The festival begins at 10 a.m.
“We will have a small drone flight over the (Grand Oaks Country Club) golf course on Wednesday,” said Anthony.
OTHER SI GREEN & CLEAN VENDORS
SI Green & Clean Festival will feature hands-on demonstrations and 50 vendors, including local organizations and Staten Island-based non-profits.
Keynote speaker: Ronald Bautista, urban policy analyst and transportation advocate, will speak about “Smart Mobility for Sustainable Economic Development.”
Richmond County Savings Foundation Green Challenge Grant Seminar: The Richmond County Savings Foundation has committed $100,000 to support Staten Island non-profits that engage in green initiatives to improve the environment.
Urban Farming Living Restoration founder Adrian Wilton and
her team of urban agriculture experts will be presenting on one of the most emerging industries in New York City – urban farming.
Billion Oyster Project panel discussion: The Billion Oyster Project in the Raritan Bay is an ecosystem and restoration project aimed at restoring 1 billion live oysters to New York Harbor and engaging hundreds of thousands of school children through restoration-based STEM.
West Shore Brownfield Opportunity Area/West Shore Business Improvement District: SIEDC is currently in the process of studying environmental, land use, flooding and transportation issues in the Chelsea and Bloomfield neighborhoods of the West Shore.