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WNYC News

Eric Garner's Family Presses for Officer's Arrest in Chokehold Case

Saturday, August 02, 2014

WNYC

The Rev. Al Sharpton joined the family of a Staten Island man killed while being detained by the NYPD in calling for legal action. Garner's widow said prosecutors should "do the right thing and give me justice for my husband."

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WNYC News

Gathering at City Hall to Discuss a Troubled Relationship

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio sat between police commissioner Bill Bratton and the Reverend Al Sharpton at the meeting that de Blasio convened on police-community relations, but he also appeared to act as a buffer between the two men. Elected officials and other clergy members gathered at City Hall on Thursday ...

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WNYC News

Emergency Workers in Chokehold Case Suspended

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

At crime scenes, competing priorities between the NYPD who are focused on security and EMTs who must administer medical care can bump up against each other. Most agree that it's the police who call the shots, especially since they carry the weapons.

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WNYC News

For this Staten Islander, Density Is Answer to Sandy's Wrath

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The president of a borough known for its love of sprawl says (slightly) taller buildings are worth it, in the wake of Sandy's wrath.

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WNYC News

Hundreds Mourn Firefighter Killed in Brooklyn Blaze

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lt. Gordon "Matt" Ambelas, a firefighter for 14 years, died on Saturday from severe burns and smoke inhalation while searching a one-bedroom unit for survivors in Williamsburg.

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WNYC News

Transgender Man Says He Was Kicked Out of Staten Island Locker Room

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A new lawsuit charges the city's Parks Department with discrimination.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why 911 Needs an Overhaul

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a halt to and review of the 911 call system overhaul, which is already more than a billion dollars over budget. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Robert Gearty report on some of the problems with the new system that was intended to improve response times. 

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The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs: Staten Island Winner

Monday, May 12, 2014

Nine undiscovered musical acts from Staten Island competed on The Greene Space's stage during a live concert on May 2, 2014. Then, voters chose their top five. Now, after a week of voting, there's only one act standing!

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The Greene Space

Vote for Staten Island's Best Band!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Staten Island's best?

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The Greene Space

Watch Live and Vote: Staten Island Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, May 02, 2014

It's the Battle for Staten Island! Nine undiscovered musical acts will compete. Only one can be crowned the borough's best and go on to the citywide showdown. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Michael Grimm's Long and Rocky Road

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The New York Congressman has been indicted on 20 counts surrounding his time as a restaurateur. It's not the first time Grimm's business and political processes have come under investigation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chris Hayes, Jennifer Esposito, and the State of the Suburbs

Monday, April 28, 2014

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes went to Staten Island to report on climate change and politics there. He discusses what he learned for the Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.” Then, we’ll take your calls on the state of the suburbs and how several reports are detailing big problems there. Plus: the state of the Scaffold Law in New York; and actress Jennifer Esposito on her battle with celiac disease.

WNYC News

If They Build It, Will They Come — to Staten Island?

Monday, March 31, 2014

Developers' plans for a new outlet mall, housing and a Ferris wheel have owners of existing attractions hoping for a new wave of tourists.

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WNYC News

Fed Up With Rebuilding Delays, One Sandy Homeowner Sells

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Homeowners are feeling frustrated with delays in the Buy it Back program, 10 months after it began accepting applications and 17 months after Sandy hit.

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Transportation Nation

In Election Year, Cuomo Offers Lower Verrazano Tolls

Thursday, February 06, 2014

If the MTA approves Governor Cuomo's proposal, some Staten Island residents and businesses would pay less to cross the bridge.

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WNYC News

De Blasio's Offending Pizza Fork Up for Auction

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The fork Mayor Bill de Blasio used to eat pizza at a Staten Island restaurant will be auctioned off for charity.

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WNYC News

The Staten Island Neighborhood Where Making It Means Three Dogs, Not One

Monday, January 06, 2014

WNYC

Economically speaking, Grasmere's plainness is part of its appeal. More than 60 percent of Grasmere residents have arrived since 2000. Many of the newcomers are immigrant families who either aspire to the middle class or have newly reached it. They don't need fancy. They need relatively cheap.

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WNYC News

For The First Time, a Library in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island

Monday, December 16, 2013

"We're eager to make sure that every neighborhood in New York has a great library," says NYPL President Tony Marx. "That was Andrew Carnegie's vision, originally, and we are working hard to live up to it."

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 6 PM Every Sunday, Fast Food Instead of Family Feast

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bill Owens and his family essentially lost their house during Sandy. But what he really misses are the family Sunday night dinners.

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WNYC News

Rebuilding in the Flood Zone, the Same Way as Before

Monday, October 28, 2013

Some homeowners in the neighborhoods hardest hit by Sandy are ignoring federal guidelines to prepare for the effects of climate change when they rebuild.

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