Staten Island

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    August 25, 2014

    Fox News Desperately Wanted Saturday's March for Eric Garner To Be a Bloodbath

    Thousands of people marched through Staten Island Saturday to protest the July death of 43-year-old Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, and to call for justice for all victims of police brutality. There were no arrests during the "We Will Not Go Back" rally and march, which was ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Lights Out: MTA Turning Off Blue Lights on Select Buses

    Today, the MTA issued an order rescinding the use of flashing blue lights on all Select Bus Service or SBS buses. These lights are used to distinguish the select buses from local buses. Flashing blue lights are particularly useful at a crowded bus stops or when you're squinting up Second Avenue hop ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Updates from NYC Restaurants Still Closed After Sandy

    From the Seaport to Staten Island, we'll be checking in with restaurants all over the city that were hit by Sandy and updating you on their struggles and recoveries. Email us to tell us more about your reopening or rebuilding efforts. Puglia by the Sea sat right on the water in Staten Island, and a ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Staten Islanders Apparently Love Prescription Drugs

    ​If there's one things Staten Islanders love, it's prescription drugs. If there's another thing Staten Islanders love, it's prescription drugs!That's according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who says the prescription drug abuse problem -- particularly with pain killers like hydroc ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Restos Return from Summer Vacation; Wendy's Redesigns Its Signature Burger

    ​A Staten Island couple stole some $2.5 million meant for healthy meals for preschoolers by skimming money over five years from accounts at the nonprofit Red Apple Child Development Center. [NY Times] A roundup of cooking classes in the city includes pasta making at The Brooklyn Kitchen, beer ... More >>

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    March 6, 2011

    Staten Island Has a Warehouse Full of Cigarette Butts

    ​Somewhere on Staten Island, there is a warehouse. Inside the warehouse, there are all the cigarette butts you could ever want! There's a company called EcoTech Displays that is collecting cig butts from all over the city, putting them in this warehouse, and trying to figure out a way to recyc ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    "Historic" Storm on the Way; New York City Is Cracking Down on Everything; Countdown to the Verizon iPhone

    ​• There is a "historic winter storm" headed across the U.S. that meteorologists predict will last through Wednesday and impact a third of the U.S. population, primarily in the Midwest and the South. New York may get an ice storm (currently a "snow to wintry mix" is predicted for Tuesday). B ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Dancers Take Over the Staten Island Ferry (VIDEO)

    Girl Walk // All Day from jacob krupnick. If you've ever wondered how fun and sexy the Staten Island Ferry could get, we have an answer. And there aren't even any guidos involved! Dancers Anne Marsen, Dai Omiya, and John Doyle show off their moves on the free orange boat to the sounds of "All Day" f ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    New Art Project Unlocks 5 Boroughs: Where's Your Key to the City?

    The actual key to the city. ​Where's your key? A tourist probably has it. As part of his new, interactive art project, artist Paul Ramirez Jonas is handing out "Keys to the City" -- along with directions to locations across the metropolis that are ready to be "unlocked" -- at a kiosk in Times ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    MTA Prepares to Unveil Newer, Fatter Subway Map

    ​The MTA will release a new subway map next month, and it seems, just like people (except not New Yorkers, you know, because we do all that walking), Manhattan has expanded in girth over the years. At least we've eradicated that awful pear shape of the '50s, and the blockish (brick house?) phy ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Download Paragraph's Dance-Floor Carpet Bomb "Powernap"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Dani Ward​Seemingly from out of nowhere (well, OK, from Staten Island), six-man space-disco band Paragraph has unleashed a dance-floor carpet bomb with their new track, "Powernap," a fuzzy, wuzzy, sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    S.I. Ferry Crash Hurts 15

    The Coast Guard calls it an "allision." You know it as a crash. Last night around 7 p.m. the John J. Marchi, a Staten Island Ferry vessel, hit the pier a little too hard and too directly (glancing blows are common), injuring 15. Fortunately the worst casualty seems to be a man with a dislocated elb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Verrazano Bridge Toll Going Up?

    We're still waiting for the vote that is expected to pass the MTA budget compromise, which charges drivers and employers taxes and surcharges to keep the buses and trains running with just a slight increase in fares. And we hope the Dalai Lama's invocation in Albany this morning put them all in a mo ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Surprise! Mitchell Sworn In as New Staten Island Councilman

    You have to watch those Staten Islanders like a hawk. Turns out the recount in the Ken Mitchell-Debi Rose February 24 race to replace Michael McMahon on the city council was, without our notice, finished on March 7 -- showing Mitchell with a 342-vote lead. He was certified last week, and sworn in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Jersey House Floats Up the Hudson to Glen Cove

    A house formerly of Jersey's Long Beach Island floated up the East River to its new home in Glen Cove today. The "architecturally-significant" Lieb House, designed by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown and ornamenting the 30th Street oceanfront since the late 60s, was threatened with demolition b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    90% of Staten Island Terminal Fish Die in One Year

    Exciting as Staten Island life looks from our coverage, the forgotten borough also has its small-town side, and revels in little things like its ferry terminal fish tanks, which borough president James P. Molinaro insisted upon installing last year. Inspired, Molinaro claimed, by the Sarasota, Flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Staten Island Senator Talks Back to Mayor

    Even Staten Islanders are cracking on Bloomberg these days. Staten Island-based state senator Diane Savino is the new senate civil service and pensions committee chair, and she said yesterday in the Staten Island Advance that when it comes to changing pension and compensation plans for new civil ser ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008
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    December 10, 2008


    Flopped albums and internal dissent can't keep Wu-Tang down

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    October 15, 2008
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    September 26, 2008

    Sarah Palin for New York Tourism

    "Every American student needs to come through this area, so that, especially this younger generation of Americans is, to be in a position of never forgetting what happened here, and never repeating, never allowing a repeat of what happened here. I wish every American would come through here, I wish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Staten Island Cop Posers Tape Released

    Two guys, wearing "jackets and ballcaps" and casing a house on Merrymount Street in Staten Island, apparently had a brainstorm: When the babysitter came to the door, one of them said they were cops, and in the confusion entered the home, tied up the babysitter, and took things from the house. This w ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    August 26, 2008

    Loehfelm's Fresh Kills Dumps on Staten Island of His Youth

    “The forgotten fifth borough. The Cultural Void. Home of the world-famous ferry, the world’s largest garbage dump, and the world’s largest collection of identical people..." That's the opening description of Staten Island in Fresh Kills, the recent first novel by Bill Loehfelm, a native of t ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 18, 2008

    Advance Covers Phone News of a Bygone Era

    Maybe Staten Island is a little old-fashioned about phones. For one thing, the Staten Island Advance believes its readers are interested in a long story about pay phones. There are only 237 of them in the borough, apparently, and Advance reporters find that many of them don't work, and some suffer t ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008

    Times Endorses Less-Liberal Democrat in NY-13

    The New York Times doesn't always endorse the most liberal Democratic primary contender. Today the paper backed Michael E. McMahon for the Party's nomination to the House of Representatives in New York's 13th Congressional District, which includes Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. "As the only D ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008

    Staten Island Man, Mauled By Pit Bulls, Dies

    A 90-year-old Staten Island man who was mauled by two pit bulls on July 1 has succumbed to his injuries, the Staten Island Advance reports. Port Richmond's Henry Piotrowski had been in Richmond University Medical Center's ICU since the dogs attacked him in his backyard nearly seven weeks ago. The do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    I Try On Gene Simmons' Family Jewels

    Click here to read my interview with Kiss legend Gene Simmons about his new book on prostitution (which he wrote without ever having used a whore—much as I once did an article about Staten Island without having been there. PS: I went there since and everything I wrote turned out to be true.). Thin ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 17, 2008

    Gay Pride in the Outer Boroughs

    Fringe benefits on the city's fringes

  • Dining

    March 4, 2008

    Spring Food Preview: Sailing and Scarfing

    Where to eat as you take to NYC's bounding main

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Tabloided: The News Says 'Burn in Hell'

    Newspapers serve many functions in society: government watchdogs, history's first draft, keepers of time and tradition. Another role newspapers can play is the calm voice of reason in emotional and turbulent times. Or they can do what the Daily News did today in announcing that six Al Qaeda conspi ... More >>

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    August 21, 2007

    Staten Island: Still Smoking

    Photo by apollonia666 via Flickr Further proof that Staten Island is truly a land unto itself: some 27% of the adults on Shaolin still smoke, as compared to just 17.5% citywide. The reduction rates are even more astounding. According to Department of Health report, the Bronx has seen a 24.6 perce ... More >>

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    July 6, 2007

    Staten Island Commune Stalker Pleads Not Guilty

    The former Staten Island commune member, who lived on the lam for more than a year, pleaded not guilty yesterday to attempted murder charges in the shooting of the commune's founder. Rebekah Johnson, 44, who was returned to Staten Island this morning after being busted last month in Philadelphia, wa ... More >>

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    November 3, 2006

    Gay Democrat Goes for Broke in Staten Island

    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 >>

  • NYC Life

    May 16, 2006

    A Shore Thing

    Mini guides to five waterfront neighborhoods worth your salt

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    March 28, 2006

    Dirty Staplers and Old Lady Suits

    Staten Island thrifting: It could have been such a find!

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    February 7, 2006
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    December 20, 2005
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    November 1, 2005
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    September 13, 2005
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    July 13, 2004
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    March 18, 2003
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    July 16, 2002
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    June 4, 2002
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    January 22, 2002

    Outer-Borough Battler

    A Labor Leader Challenges His Own

  • News

    June 19, 2001

    2 STDMS, OCEAN VU, $110M

    Minor-League Ball Comes to Coney and Staten Islands

  • News

    June 15, 1999

    Rookie Mystiques

    Staten Island Gets Immersed In The Yankee Way

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    October 27, 1998

    The Deportees

    Mexican Workers Flock to Staten Island Despite Hardships

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