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01.24.14 Andy Cush

The most frustrating part of Bill de Blasio’s mea culpa about the “botched” plow job on the Upper East Side after the snowstorm was that by apologizing, the mayor was privileging the wealthy UES over the city’s other snowbound neighborhoods. He played right into the New York Post’s weather class warfare non-narrative, despite the fact […]

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12.20.13 Andy Cush

After American Atheists posted a billboard in Times Square arguing that “Nobody needs the Christ in Christmas,” Senator Andrew Lanza of Staten Island threw a fit, urging a boycott of the tourist mecca. “While it is not surprising to me that people who do not believe in God are hateful and malicious,” he said in a […]

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12.09.13 Andy Cush

According to a new lawsuit, in September, 2012, a group of cops charged into the Staten Island home of Evelyn Lugo without a warrant, beat several of her family members, and killed her pet parakeet, Tito. The cops allegedly stopped at Lugo’s house to question her son Edwin Avellanet about a traffic cone in the street in […]

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11.26.13 Andy Cush

DNAinfo points to a request for expressions of interest issued by the city’s Parks Department and Economic Development Corporation to rebuild eight beaches and other public spaces that were damaged badly in Hurricane Sandy. Most interestingly: Miller Field, and the two vintage aircraft hangars on premises, are up for grabs for “adaptive reuse.” “This RFEI represents […]

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11.18.13 Andy Cush

The latest development in the saga to save Staten Island’s wild turkeys: meat from those birds who have already been killed off by federal Department of Agriculture agents may be donated to local food pantries. A USDA representative didn’t specify to a DNAinfo reporter what food banks in particular would receive the donations, and added that the […]

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11.11.13 Andy Cush

The fight to save the turkeys of Staten Island just found a new ally in PETA. A group of the birds on the grounds at the South Beach Psychiatric Center are being killed off by USDA officials after employees at the Psychiatric Center complained that the animals are messy and aggressive, DNAinfo reports. Local animal rights activists […]

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10.22.13 Andy Cush

Just days after news broke that the NYPD had arrested a man for Jolly Rancher possession, a similarly candy-coated drama played out in the courts. George Pringle, 57, of Staten Island, won $42,500 in a lawsuit against the department for the time cops mistook his peppermint candies for crack. Pringle was jailed for 27 hours for […]

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09.11.13 Andy Cush

Staten Island may soon be home to the world’s largest ferris wheel, thanks to the City Planning Commission, which announced its approval of the plan to build the wheel today. City Council has to give the OK next; if it does, the wheel will stand 625 feet tall near the northeast corner of the island, […]

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08.02.13 Marina Galperina

“Back in the day there was all these people, there were hundreds of people here for music that was made by teenagers and children basically,” explains filmmaker Samuel Peralta, who’s making a documentary with Anthony Clemente about the hardcore scene of their home borough, from 1982 to 2000. Why 2000? To quote the dudes from their Staten Island Hardcore: […]

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07.12.13 Andy Cush

Here’s a Street View time warp glitch a little more drastic than the one we showed you earlier this year. Click here to be transported to Staten Island’s Kissena Avenue, then take one step forward, and see the scope of destruction Hurricane Sandy left in its wake. It’s fucking mind boggling and sad. Kudos to Redditor […]

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