Staten Island

NYPD recalls 3,000 body cameras due to defect

After an officer was almost injured by an exploding body camera overnight, the NYPD has shelved 3,000 cameras of the same model. On early Sunday morning, a Staten Island officer working at 121 Precinct, who had just put on on a Vievu LE5 body camera, noticed the device was smoking from the bottom...

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 5:16pm

Medical marijuana facility blazes a trail from upstate to NYC

New York state is about to get a whole lot greener as a new cannabis cultivation facility is breaking ground today in Orange County to service four statewide medical marijuana facilities, including two planned for Brooklyn and Staten Island. iAnthus Capital and its subsidiary Citiva are building a...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 5:06am

Be the first to explore New York's newest park before it opens

Being the first to check out a new place is great. But being there before it even opens is better. New York City is ever-so-slowly getting a brand new public park as a former landfill on Staten Island is transformed into Freshkills Park. At 2,200 acres, the site is three times the size of Central...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:50pm

Staten Island Urby residents reap what’s sown in on-site urban farm

Brooklyn native Zaro Bates didn’t experience locally sourced food until she attended Cornell University upstate, but once she did, she knew the career path she wanted to sow. “I was looking for something tangible to really feel the impact of my work on a day-to-day basis,” the 28...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:02am

Staten Island deer population down due to vasectomies

Staten Island’s deer population has dropped 8 percent thanks to sterilization efforts by the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. An explosion in the borough’s deer population has been causing headaches for residents, but two years into the city’s “deer impact...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:31pm

Groundhog Day 2018: Staten Island Chuck makes his prediction

New Yorkers woke up to below-freezing temperatures this Groundhog Day, but luckily the end may be nigh if New York’s very own weather prognosticator, Staten Island Chuck, is right.    Chuck did not see his shadow Friday morning at the Staten Island Zoo in West Brighton, which...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 11:28am

Staten Island 2nd grader wins national science contest

Imagine there’s an app that’ll let you know when you should arrive at your doctor’s office so you can wait for the shortest amount of time. If only, right? Well, thanks to a Staten Island second grader, that app may become a reality. Sofia Babaytseva, a student at PS 50/Frank...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:13pm

Lost transit connection opportunity for the Bayonne Bridge

Something else was missing from recent news that cost for reconstruction of the Bayonne Bridge has now grown between $350 to $400 million from $1.3 to between $1.65 and $1.7 billion. Ongoing work is two years behind schedule. This past fall was the 89th anniversary of the ground breaking...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 5:03am

PHOTOS: Winter Wonderland is NYC's new kids' holiday carnival

Families looking for kid-friendly fun in New York City this winter finally have a destination just for them. Winter Wonderland is a 70,000-square-foot holiday village bringing a little North Pole magic to Staten Island’s Richmond County Bank Ballpark, located right next to the ferry terminal...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:35pm

Amazon to deliver state’s first fulfillment center to Staten Island

One day very soon, that recognizable Amazon box you find at your door could be locally sourced as the online retailer on Wednesday announced it will open a fulfillment center in Staten Island sometime next year. The 855,000-square-foot facility will be Amazon’s first in New York state and...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:59pm

Citi Bike 'pop ups' coming to the Bronx, Staten Island

Citi Bike “pop ups” are coming to you, the Bronx and Staten Island! Motivate, the company that operates the bike sharing company announced on Wednesday pop ups “in response to growing demand for five borough Citi Bike.” Residents in the Bronx and State Island will have the...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 8:26pm

Staten Island Museum offers meditation in motion

It may be hard to find your moment of Zen in New York City, but it may await you just a hop, skip and ferry ride away. In conjunction with its current exhibit, “Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art,” the Staten Island Museum just began offering an introduction to tai chi...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:08am

Circle Line's newest ships take inaugural cruise

The newest ships in Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' fleet had a warm inaugural bon voyage on Tuesday — and we’re not just talking about the temperatures that soared well above 90 in New York City. The company unveiled the first two of three vessels in its Bronx Class fleet, the...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:23pm

NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in fatal chokehold may be close to indictment: Source

The Department of Justice is moving forward with a grand jury investigation into the death of Eric Garner after an NYPD officer put him in a fatal chokehold in 2014, the New York Post reported.The Staten Island man died after Officer Daniel Pantaleo used a move banned by the NYPDto restrain him...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:42pm

Before Eric Garner’s fatal chokehold, NYPD officer had history of complaints, leaked documents reveal

The NYPD officer who used a department-banned chokehold during the 2014 arrest that resulted in Eric Garner’s death had a history of prior complaints, according to leaked documents obtained by ThinkProgress.Daniel Pantaleo had seven disciplinary complaints and 14 allegations before the fatal Eric...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:47pm

Images of Staten Island boy with brain tumor being used in charity scam: Family

The family of a Staten Island boy who is battling a brain tumor has found themselves in the middle of a charity scam, relatives said.After Gianni Incandela, 5, of Rossville, was diagnosed with a rare tumor called craniopharyngioma last year, his family set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:26am

Staten Island seeks proposals for its own High Line in Port Richmond

With Manhattan’s High Line a popular attraction for tourists and New Yorkers alike, Staten Island officials are looking to turn an abandoned rail line into a similar park.The Staten Island Economic Development Corp. on Wednesday announced that it’s looking for design proposals to turn a half-mile...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:38pm

Groundhog Day 2017: Did Staten Island Chuck see his shadow?

Looks like New York can expect an early spring, according to New York City’s official groundhog meteorologist.Staten Island Chuck made his 2017 weather prediction live from the Staten Island Zoo Thursday morning, a tradition since 1981.Chuck, however, is not in agreement with Punxatawney Phil, who...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:43pm

Hamilton who? Inauguration tickets are hottest score on Staten Island

Watch out Melania! Donna Fagan from Staten Island is coming to the inauguration in a custom-made dress that attests to her adoration of the incoming president.“I took some plastic signs from the campaign office after the election was over and had my friend from FIT whip up this number,” said Fagan...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 5:00am

City tells Staten Island woman to get rid of Wilbur

Five years after bringing her pet pig, Wilbur, home from a Utah breeder, Cristy Matteo of Staten Island is being forced to give him up by the end of the month.“Someone called 311 on me, that’s how this whole thing started,” Matteo told SILive.com on Sunday. “Almost five years, and I never had a...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:04am