"Trip-and-fall" lawsuits litter civil court dockets: a person gets hurt after a slip or stumble, then sues whoever is responsible for taking care of the property. Might be the Transit Authority's slippery stairs, or the hotel mogul's rumpled lobby rug, or the Education Department's uneven school sid ... More >>
Morgan SchweitzerWould-be state Attorney General Dan Donovan says that the reason he hasn't had any public corruption cases as Staten Island District Attorney, is that the borough's too small to have its very own corrupt officials. The Voice pointed out that for years you could walk into rest ... More >>
A Staten Island couple has been given the right to sue the city for keeping their deceased son's brain, according to a ruling from Brooklyn's New York Appellate Division. Consider this something that we will now worry about when we can't sleep at night.
The A.G. candidate vowing to clean up Albany missed a mess back home
We've been having a bunch of bank robberies around these parts. Can you help out? On November 4, the woman at left hit the Banco Popular Banco Popular located at Broadway and 145th Street. She's said to be white, about 40, 5'2" and pock-marked, and to have a distinctive tattoo on her left a ... More >>
A city Sanitation Department chief; his father-in-law, an alleged Gambino family soldier; the owner of the popular Staten Island supermarket chain, Top Tomato, long-suspected by locals of having mob ties; and a New York State Court Officer are among 22 people arrested today in an organized cr ... More >>
The Staten Island Advance reported yesterday that health inspectors were shutting down food vendors at the Richmond County Fair (warning: blinking type), and that a local politician on the scene was not happy with the situationIn a telephone interview direct from the fair, State Senator Andrew Lanza ... More >>
As long as we're looking for 9/11 outrages, here's a defaced memorial: Kathryn Cronin, 56, of York, Pennsylvania visited the "Postcards" tribute in Staten Island and started beating it with a metal pipe*. She defaced images of two or more 9/11 victims, and has been arrested on charges of thir ... More >>
Staten Island golf events are tumultuous affairs, apparently. Last week a local golfer sued because he perceived he'd been tossed out of a tournament unfairly. This weekend, Rudolph Giuliani, a good friend to Staten Island, spoke at the Richmond County Country Club event to raise funds for the CIAO ... More >>
Gotta love Staten Island -- even the golfers are contentious. Christopher DeMenna of Bay Terrace is suing Richmond County Country Club and the Staten Island Golf Association because they banned him from a tournament after he cursed out an official. In September 2007, it seems, DeMenna got int ... More >>
Staten Island's PS 30! Just minutes after the most recent Studies in Crap post went up, intrepid reader (and celebrated improv comic) Josh Steinmetz had solved the mystery your Crap Archivist never quite managed to: where was PS 30, Richmond, the school featured in this senior autograph book? ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. School Autograph Book of Charles "Chick" Olsen Author: The students of PS 30, Richmond Date: 1945 - 1946 ... More >>
It's the week before election day, and Staten Island's first openly gay candidate for statewide office is winning over a room full of Rotarians. "I know many of you in this room are Republican, and I'm not going to party bash here — except for maybe the Marijuana Party," said Democrat Matt ... More >>
His psychotic Rikers cellmateor the prison system itself?
Has the boat sailed on Ferrer's chances in Staten Island? (NYC.gov) The way the Post tells it, Fernando Ferrer's campaign is "on the defensive after an adviser indicated that Staten Island was essentially being written off." Obviously it's bad form to write off any voterespecially since there ... More >>