X

The New York Times has an enthusiastic report on “Destination St. George,” the city’s plan to build the world’s largest Ferris wheel and an outlet mall near the ferry terminal on the forgotten borough of Staten Island: “It is the city’s latest and arguably most ambitious, if not audacious, attempt to draw tourists to Staten […]

Read More…

A New York State appeals court ruled Wednesday that coroners are not required to give organs back to the family of the deceased for burial after an autopsy, and are not even required to tell the family that the organs have been removed, the New York Daily News reports. The ruling is a response to […]

Read More…

Anthony Perosi, a self-described gambler, keeps all of his lottery tickets on a wall behind a copper pipe in his basement. That’s where a ticket with the numbers “08, 14, 39, 46, 47 and Powerball 18” was hiding for the past 6 weeks before he realized that he was the winner of a $136 million […]

Read More…

The downpour that flooded parts of Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens on Sunday night will continue throughout Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. NYC boroughs flood, be safe @Streetlevelnyc #StatenIsland #Queens #brooklyn pic.twitter.com/xUdUUkfkSy — Street Level (@Streetlevelnyc) June 1, 2015 Sunday’s heavy rains started around 6 PM, bringing between 2 to 3 […]

Read More…

Sonic, the suburban fast food drive-in chain, announced its first location in New York City on Wednesday, an expansion for which junk food enthusiasts have been clamoring for years. The catch: it’s going to be located at 148 Page Avenue on the southern end of Staten Island. Staten Island residents are excited, but Manhattan-centric media […]

Read More…

The New York Civil Liberties Union will file an appeal of a Staten Island judge’s decision to not release the transcripts from the Eric Garner grand jury decision, according to a press release. Since December, the NYCLU has been asking for the release of the transcript of the proceedings and the instructions and evidence presented […]

Read More…

Growing up in NYC, boat rides were a staple of our school trips. Whether it was the now defunct Hospital Boat or the Circle Line, traversing the waterways of New York had been an integral part of learning about this City and its history. Since the ’90s, however, the legacy of sailors, shipyards and deckhands […]

Read More…

Arrest quotas are illegal in New York State; Commissioner Bill Bratton has spoken out against them. One Staten Island precinct, however, is using a quota system for arrests and has even made a game out of it, a new lawsuit alleges. A dozen officers are suing the city, claiming that they are routinely denied both […]

Read More…

Since 2013, people have been killing deer on Staten Island with bows and arrows. The poachers have been beheading the deer for trophies and leaving the carcasses behind. Roughly two dozen bucks have been found. The poaching problem has gotten so bad that the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has dispatched a three officer team […]

Read More…

Though they are hard to see (and even harder to photograph), bald eagles have been regularly wintering in New York City for the past 10 years. From Riverdale to Tompkinsville, bald eagles can be observed fishing in the frozen waters of the city from December to March, only to return to their nesting grounds when […]

Read More…