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07.08.13 Andy Cush

A Staten Island family is suing a local cemetery for putting their sibling in the wrong grave, then doing away with her casket entirely. The bizarre case of the missing corpse came about when the family sought to move Juanita Scarfia’s body to a new grave in a family plot, only to discover she wasn’t in […]

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06.17.13 Andy Cush

Michael Grimm, the possibly mob-affiliated Staten Island Republican who has ginned up the outrage machine over “offensive” art, painted some teenaged vandalism of his office as a Democratic plot, and had his campaign funding repeatedly investigated on the federal level, is up to his old tricks again. Allegedly pissed off that he wasn’t invited to […]

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04.23.13 Andy Cush

The city is ordering a longstanding hurricane relief center on Staten Island to close its doors and move elsewhere, in anticipation of the beginning of summer and beach season. The Cedar Grove Community Hub, a complex of five tents, sits at the entrance to New Dorp  Beach, which the Parks Department says needs work before […]

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03.11.13 Andy Cush

Months after Hurricane Sandy, New York City is steadily moving towards rebuilding the areas that were most heavily damaged, including the beaches of Coney Island, Staten Island, and the Rockaways. As a part of that process, it’s enlisted the help of Garrison Architects to design and build new flood-resistant, modular, ultra-efficient structures that can function […]

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02.19.13 Marina Galperina

While Staten Island artist Scott LoBaido is getting press attention for designing a system that will allegedly prevent further subway deaths, we’ve got two reasons for you to hate it. Reason #1: It’s stupid. LoBaido’s “simple, common-sense concept” is for a long “safety rail ladder” to be installed beneath each subway platform in NYC. So, if […]

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02.15.13 Andy Cush

It’s no secret that Staten Island has a painkiller problem. White Trash Clan, a hip-hop crew from the island (who must have taken name inspiration from Shaolin’s most famous rap export) sought to propagate S.I.’s image as the oxy-addled borough with their song “My World Is Blue,” a low-budget tribute to prescription drug use and […]

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01.09.13 Andy Cush

Mississippi Congressman Steve Palazzo was one of the 67 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted “no” on a relatively small federal Sandy relief package last week. However, after visiting Staten Island and the Jersey Shore yesterday, he changed his tune, and vowed to support a larger aid bill when it is voted on […]

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01.07.13 Andy Cush

In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a proposal put forth to Staten Island’s Community Education Council would have the city hire hundreds of retired police officers to work as armed security guards in New York City schools, rotating around the city’s 1,1750 schools. It’s unclear whether the guards would be […]

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11.28.12 Andy Cush

Staten Island store owner Zachary Osher was looking out the window of his shop this morning this when he spotted the above adorable critters, a zebra and a horse, trotting through the parking lot. Incredulous, he started shooting footage on his iPhone (in portrait, goddamnit). Evidently, the pair had escaped from a petting zoo down […]

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11.09.12 Andy Cush

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, over 5,200 people on Staten Island have applied for temporary homes from FEMA, and so far, only about two dozen have actually been placed. To ease the housing pain, and keep as many people warm and under a roof, the state is looking to an unconventional place: the Arthur […]

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