Streams

 

 

Staten Island

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.

Comments [3]

WNYC News

City Acquires First Sandy-Damaged Home

Thursday, October 10, 2013

New York City has purchased its first storm-damaged house through a buy-back program to aid victims of Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday.

Comment

WNYC News

In a Rare Decision, New Yorker Is First in Decades Sentenced to Death

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A man convicted of killing two detectives on Staten Island in 2003 has been sentenced to death by a federal jury. Ronell Wilson is the first federal defendant in New York to get a death sentence in 40 years, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

Comment

WNYC News

New Sandy Relief Grants to Target Volunteer Groups

Monday, July 01, 2013

While those affected from Sandy continue to rebuild, there's new help for volunteers.

The non-profit Citizens Committee of New York will be awarding micro-grants of up to $2,000 to support volunteer-led groups, rather than individuals.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Cicadas Stirring up on Staten Island

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cicadas are starting to emerge on Staten Island’s south shore.

Comments [3]

WNYC News

After Sandy, Homeowner Asks What Next?

Friday, May 17, 2013

WNYC

VIDEO. The latest on Stephen Drimalas, the Staten Islander in Ocean Breeze whose ups and downs we've been following since Sandy swamped his home, nearly drove him from New York, and left him wondering about his future.

Comment

The Greene Space

2013 Battle of the Boroughs: Staten Island Winner

Monday, May 13, 2013

Congratulations to Cat Cosmai, winner of our Battle of the Boroughs: Staten Island competition! Check out the band's winning performance here.

Comment

The Greene Space

Staten Island Battle Finalists: Watch and vote

Friday, May 03, 2013

Nine emerging acts from Staten Island competed for a shot at their borough title. Watch on-demand video of the entire show and see which five bands made it on to the next round.

Comments [64]

The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs: Staten Island

Friday, May 03, 2013

Be a part of making someone's dream come true tonight! Nine bands will compete for the Staten Island title, but only one can go on to represent the borough in the Ultimate Battle on June 21. 

VOTE!
Which five acts made it to the next round of voting? Find out now, then vote for your favorite performance. Voting closes Sunday, May 12 at 11:59pm ET. The winner will be announced Monday, May 13 at 12pm ET.

Comment

Transportation Nation

Three New York Area Bridges to get Massive Overhaul

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The three bridges linking New Jersey and Staten Island will be getting major overhauls, including new pedestrian walkways and the ability to accommodate transit at a future date. But is transit-ready as good as an actual transit plan?

Read More

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

Erick Salgado: Candidate for Mayor

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Erick Salgado, reverend who established Bensonhurst's first Hispanic church, founder of a radio ministry known as “Radio Cantico” Nuevo Inc., (New Song Radio), and now candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor, discusses his work and his candidacy.

Comments [12]

WNYC News

More Dunes for Staten Island, but Not for One Hard-Hit Neighborhood

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The New York City Parks Department will begin building dunes and berms next month in several places along the East Shore of Staten Island, but it is not reinforcing one of the hardest hit areas: Midland Beach.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Lessons of Flood Buyouts from Around the Country

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

A couple dozen homeowners on Staten Island’s South Shore registered Tuesday to have their Sandy-damaged homes bought by New York state. They are the first of potentially hundreds of Sandy victims in both New York and New Jersey who may choose to sell their homes rather than repair them.

Comments [2]

WNYC News

Interest in Sandy Buyouts Intensifies

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to buy out properties damaged by Sandy is catching on. At least five communities on Staten Island have organized efforts to take advantage of the buy-outs and hundreds of homeowners have expressed interest.

Comments [2]

WNYC News

Regulators Concerned Banks May Be Reneging on Relief for Sandy Victims

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state Department of Financial Services will launch a review to determine whether large, well-known banks are reneging on a promise to provide homeowners affected by Sandy mortgage relief. The state's move comes after WNYC reported on Staten Island Sandy victims facing threats of foreclosure.

Comment

WNYC News

Bloomberg to Offer Own Sandy Buy-Out Plan, with a Twist

Monday, March 04, 2013

Weeks after Gov. Cuomo proposed buying out homeowners in flood-prone areas, the Bloomberg administration is indicating that it will offer a similar program. But the mayor’s program could turn over acquired properties to someone else to be developed again.

Unlike Previous Disasters, Few Tax Breaks After Sandy

Comments [15]

WNYC News

Areas of Staten Island Hard Hit by Sandy Mull Buyout Option

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Staten Island neighborhood where three people died during Sandy will be the first to get state-sponsored home buyouts. Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the planned program during a visit to the borough on Monday.

Comments [2]

WNYC News

Deadly Topography: The Staten Island Neighborhood Where 11 Died During Sandy

Monday, February 25, 2013

When Sandy hit, one section of Staten Island's Eastern Shore was particularly vulnerable: it sits in a bowl, several feet below a road that usually protects it from storm surges. See where 11 people died when the storm surged.

Comments [8]

WNYC News

For Some Struggling on Staten Island, Buy-Outs Welcome

Monday, February 04, 2013

Some of the yellow demolition machines sit idle in now-vacant lots. Some are busy filling trucks with debris. The nearby homes that aren’t at some stage of being torn down in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island may soon meet the same fate. At least that’s what more than 130 of the residents in the area are hoping for.

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Midland Beach

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bob Dennis, parish manager for St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church in Midland Beach talks about how the parish is recovering from Sandy and what the community needs to keep going. Also, Christine Mignone-Morena, owner of Bedazzle Dance Studio on Midland Ave., talks about reopening her business and how the students in her classes are responding to the damage in the community and Tracy Lotz, homeowners and member of the board of the Midland Beach Alliance, talks about her experience as a homeowner, and what new flood zone maps might mean for Midland Beach residents.

Also, Janet Babin, WNYC reporter, checks in from Freeport, New York on her road trip from Cape May to Montauk.

Comments [3]