Floods, fear, and FEMA failures
Throwing uncooked bacon all over a field on Staten Island is a reckless waste of bacon. And it also might be a hate crime, authorities say, when the field is the site of a Muslim religious ceremony -- which it was.Police are investigating pieces of bacon being strewn about John D'Amato Field on New ... More >>
Anthony Bologna, the much maligned white-shirted NYPD Deputy Inspector who pepper-sprayed a group of women, including Chelsea Elliott and Kaylee Dedrick, as they protested with Occupy Wall Street back in September (they are each pursuing cases against him), has been transferred to Staten Island. As ... More >>
People dancing excessively in public is usually best left to flashmobs and those annoying fountain guys in Washington Square Park. But Staten Island has now been blessed with the presence of their own street dancer. And this guy isn't just your three-minute-and-leave-type dancer. He wears head-to-t ... More >>
Yesterday, the Parks Department finally released its plans for the development and the demolition of Cedar Grove Beach Club, the beach bungalow community on Staten Island that we wrote about for last week's cover story. The city is taking back the beach -- which is public land -- from 41 fam ... More >>
For a century, 41 families have had a sweet deal on public land in Staten Island. But summer is finally over.
Last week we showed a picture of a man who robbed the Northfield Bank at Hylan Plaza in Staten Island. So did the Staten Island Advance, and one of its local readers recognized the perp as a "homeless man suspected in a number of recent petty thefts in the New Dorp area," says the paper. The ... More >>
The Department of Transportation is actively considering installing the red-light camera requested by a local church hours before a couple of parishioners were killed at the intersection of Third Street and New Dorp Lane Wednesday.
Staten Island Advance photo/Michael OatesIt makes a sort of twisted sense that Allmir Lekperic would try to find a way to wiggle out. Lekperic, 26, was driving with a suspended license when he allegedly struck and killed an elderly Staten Island couple on their way to Thanksgiving Eve mass ca ... More >>
The folks on Staten Island are the freewheeling DIY types, as was revealed by the homemade speed bumps that recently appeared on Locust Avenue in New Dorp. The residents, who worry about fast and reckless drivers on their street where their children play, and have seen the apparently feeble s ... More >>
That Staten Island Health Care Town Hall seems to have had some of the now-traditional bellowing, but not enough to work up a good segment for Glenn Beck. The Staten Island Advance said the New Dorp event was "a chance for many to vent frustration over the plan," which sounds promising at fir ... More >>
The Staten Island Advance brings us today's tale of passion from the Forgotten Borough: Two guys in New Dorp, Carlos Ordonez and Unnamed, couldn't resolve a dispute over the settings on an air conditioner. So Ordonez, taking the initiative and a butter knife, attacked Unnamed. Perhaps realizing that ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg's tainted outer-borough ally
Grab some eats, spread a tablecloth, and get lost in the landscape
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