Stapleton (New York)

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy This Week, 3/26 - 4/1

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we hang out in bookstores, right a historic wrong done to Staten Island, brag abut Brooklyn's best live talk show, and hear tall tales about the very worst topic known to man: cheating. Here are our picks for independently produced New York comedy worth your time over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Microsoft Turns Your Desperate 311 Complaints into Precious "Feelings" Map

    Have you ever wished you could hear your neighbors complain more? Of course you haven't. You probably don't wonder about the inner life of the man into whose armpit you were wedged for the duration of your morning commute, either. But now, thanks to a new map developed by Microsoft, New Yorkers who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Rap's Modern Masterpiece: Earl Sweatshirt's "Stapleton"

    Tomorrow, Saturday February 22nd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, the once-elusive Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt takes the stage for his second of two New York shows. It's hard to believe it's already been four years since Odd Future first organically blew up via word (among other things) of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Footloose Remake, Begging Your Pardon, Mr. Obama

    ​This week in the Voice, out today: Graham Rayman details the activities of Obama's Pardons Office. Rayman discusses policy and some heartbreaking cases. Robert Sietsema checks out North Carolina-style East Village restaurant The Cardinal, which is partially owned by Dov Charney. Maura Johns ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 26, 2011

    Cholulita Sells Smut Under the J Tracks

    Corn smut, that is. A Bed-Stuy bodega's authentic Pueblan food.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Former Staten Island Minister Continues in Rather Epic Plummet from Grace

    ​It's hard to get to the end of even the headline of this New York Post story about a former Staten Island minister who embezzled $84,000 from his parish to keep himself in plastic surgeries and Botox treatments, who got busted...and who's now been arrested for drunk driving. Whew, dude's got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Q&A: Rapper 9th Prince On His Older Brother RZA And The Early Days Of The Wu-Tang Clan

    ​The Wu-Tang Clan is hip-hop's most enduring family. Thanks to seemingly unbreakable bonds both artistic and familial, the now eight-strong crew of rappers is still together, despite frequent -- and usually shoddily sourced -- media claims that they're about to implode due to rampant bickering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    John McCloskey Found with Nail Bomb on Staten Island, Arrested

    ​Najibullah Zazi isn't the only mad bomber in town. On Saturday night Staten Island cops responded to a call on a "confirmed homemade device" at an intersection in Stapleton. It appears to be the work of John McCloskey of Burton Avenue, who claims the bomb was meant as a prank, but which poli ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 17, 2009

    No Safe Harbor for New York Tugboat Union

    Crew cuts mean a tug-of-war for new leaders

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Girl, 17, Stabs Brother, 14, on Staten Island

    ​Quanaya Tyler and her brother Rodney had not been getting along and their family's move to new lodgings at Gordon Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island only exacerbated the tension. Sunday morning around 11 a.m. they got into a dispute, and police say Quanaya, 17, grabbed two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Tech-Friendly Staten Island Judge Sent to Manhattan, Where They Go For That

    ​Staten Island judge Matthew A. Sciarrino is very cutting edge tech-wise: long before the recent, celebrated arrest of a woman for violating a protection order by poking the protectee on Facebook, he ruled that MySpace Friend Requests between such parties are illegal. Sciarrino has also been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Ghostface's NSFW "Stapleton Sex": Taking Porno Rap to a New Level

    Where to even begin here? On Friday, Ghostface debuted a new song off Wizard of Poetry called "Stapleton Sex," telling the Shade 45 DJ Angela Yee, "I read an interview where Natalie Portman said she likes dirty rap, obscene lyrics and all that. I figure she can dance to this one. I'm looking for y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Summer Streets Returns, Closing Park Ave. Next 3 Saturdays

    ​This year's Summer Streets dates approach: as was done last year, on three consecutive Saturdays, August 8, 15, and 22, Park Avenue and some connecting streets will be closed to motorized traffic from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and citizens encouraged to walk, bike ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Sign of Summer: Fireworks Busts

    It may not feel like summer, but the season officially starts Sunday. There are a few harbingers: The cops have already made several fireworks arrests. On Staten Island on June 12, they stung Patrick McGraner of Atlantic Highlands, N.J. with an online ad. McGraner met his prospective buyer in a Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Carter Center Latest Staten Island Development Catastrophe

    Staten Island seems to have the kind of problems with development that the rest of the city had years ago. We mentioned in passing the troubled state of the Lighthouse Museum, which the Staten Island Advance and others consider a frustrating boondoggle. Recently the paper covered the magnificent but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Today in Staten Island: A/C Dispute Leads to Butter Knifing, Chest Biting

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Staten Island Election-Night Goons Hit 3; Charged, Jailed

    Remember those mooks who piled out of a car in Staten Island on election night and beat up a black guy while yelling "Obama"? Apparently Ali Kamara of Stapleton wasn't the only person they attacked. Later on they knocked down a another man in Port Richmond, and actually rammed Ronald Forte with thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2008

    Two Arrested in Election-Night "Obama" Beating

    Two men allegedly involved in the election-night beating of a black teenager in Staten Island have been arrested, says the New York Times. Ali Kamara says he was attacked on Pine Place in Stapleton street by white men who piled out of a car yelling "Obama" shortly before the election was called at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    SI Youth Beaten After Ohio Called for Obama

    The cop-clash in Williamsburg was supposed to be the only Obama-related local violence of the election, but here we have the Staten Island Advance reporting that 17-year-old Ali Kamara, son of Liberian immigrants, was beaten in Stapleton Tuesday night by four white guys in hoodies yelling "Obama!" T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Morning Papers: Sunset, Hip Rebbe, Bad Club, Mating Teachers, QM2 in SI

    Gawker says freelancers have been notified that today's edition of the New York Sun will be the last. If that's true, we thank the six-year-old broadsheet for some good fun, some great writers, and today's article on a topic dear to our hearts, bedbugs. The Sun says that New York bedbug control lags ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    NYC RFD: NYPD Bowls, Kids Fail, Gay-Bash in S.I., Rapist At Large

    The NYPD is reaching out to kids of South Asian, Guyanese, and Caribbean descent with a cricket league, reports the New York Sun. They've had so many applicants they've had to turn kids away. Normally the slow-paced British pastime makes baseball look like cage fighting, but the cops' young charges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    Morning Crime Stories

    Prosecutors say Robert Camarano and Michelle Hyams shared an apartment and a life in Chelsea, though apparently not equally the financial duties of maintaining it. One night she complained to him about pawning some of her stuff for drugs. In response, he stabbed her in the head and neck. "Police que ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2007

    Shaolin Funks

    Transcending genres and avoiding landlords with Staten Island's mighty Budos Band

  • News

    August 19, 2003

    Trying Times in Little Liberia

    On Staten Island, Reflections of a War-Torn Country

  • News

    March 18, 2003

    Back-Lot Dreams

    New York's Mega-Studio: If We Build It, Will They Come?

  • News

    March 11, 2003
  • Dining

    January 8, 2002
  • News

    July 13, 1999

    The Fix Is Out

    Public Housing Crumbles on republicans’ Watch