Some of the Borough's most successful men were honored  at the "Kings of Staten Island," gala Tuesday night.

The event recognizes the achievements of top businessmen from a variety of industries. It's the second year for the awards dinner that was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Avenue.

Our own NY1 anchor Anthony Pascale hosted the event. The gala was a chance to network with fellow citizens who care about improving their borough.

"All of these guys have done an incredible job in elevating the brand of Staten Island their efforts and their work that they put into their book of business throughout the year, definitely needs to be recognized." said Joseph Ferrara with Empire Outlets

"The star network brings together successful businesspeople and people that are active in their community its a great opportunity for us to highlight everything they're doing." said Josh Schneps of Schneps Communications

And they didn't forget to recognize the women. There is a separate event dedicated to honoring women in business that was started 13 years ago called "Power Women."