Can It Get Any Worse for Rudy Giuliani?

The former mayor’s response to a hostile encounter with a grocery worker on Staten Island has left even his defenders baffled.

#giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc

New York City’s Noncitizen Voting Law Is Struck Down

A State Supreme Court judge from Staten Island said the measure, which would have allowed more than 800,000 noncitizens to vote, violated the State Constitution.

#citizenship-and-naturalization, #city-council-nyc, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #porzio-ralph-j, #staten-island-nyc, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

How Kim Kardashian Is Bringing Buzz (and Business) to Staten Island

When the comedian Pete Davidson, a passionate ambassador for the borough, takes the starlet out for pizza there, fans follow.

#davidson-pete-1993, #kardashian-kim, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #staten-island-nyc

Amazon Union Loses Vote at Second Staten Island Warehouse

The results were a setback for the upstart Amazon Labor Union, which won a landmark victory last month at a larger Amazon warehouse nearby.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #organized-labor, #palmer-derrick, #sanders-bernard, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #warehouses

‘S.N.L.’ Star Colin Jost Takes a Spin on Ferryboat He Bought With Pete Davidson

After buying the retired Staten Island ferry at auction in January, the new owners rode it into New York Harbor en route to a temporary home.

#auctions, #davidson-pete-1993, #department-of-citywide-administrative-services, #ferries, #jost-colin, #new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc, #staten-island-ferry, #transportation-department-nyc

Amazon Union Success May Point to a New Labor Playbook

The success of an independent drive has organized labor asking whether it should take more of a back seat.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #staten-island-nyc

Biden Appears to Show Support for Amazon Workers Who Voted to Unionize

“By the way, Amazon, here we come. Watch,” the president said. But the White House quickly said his remarks did not mean the government would get formally involved.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government

Maybe Amazon Shouldn’t Have Dissed Its Own Workers

The successful organization of a warehouse in Staten Island offers a real glimmer of hope for the American working class.

#amazon-labor-union, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-economy, #warehouses, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

A Small Earthquake on Staten Island

Why a pro-union vote at Amazon may be a big deal.

#amazon-com-inc, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states

Why Hundreds of New York City Prosecutors Are Leaving Their Jobs

New burdens, low pay and pandemic malaise prompted the resignations of a fifth of the legal work force in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.

#bragg-alvin, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #clark-darcel-d, #crime-and-criminals, #district-attorneys, #hochul-kathleen-c, #legal-aid-society, #legal-profession, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc, #work-life-balance

How Christian Smalls and Derrick Palmer Beat Amazon

The company’s crackdown on a worker protest in New York backfired and led to a historic labor victory.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #palmer-derrick, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc

Amazon’s First Union Is a False Dawn: The Rules Are Still Stacked Against Workers

Amazon workers on Staten Island have created the company’s first union. The government needs to make it easier for others to follow.

#amazon-com-inc, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government

New York City Libraries End Late Fees, and the Treasures Roll In

The decision in New York City set off a wave of returns, accompanied by bashful notes of apology and gratitude.

#books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #income-inequality, #libraries-and-librarians, #marx-anthony-w, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #queens-nyc, #staten-island-nyc

New York City Libraries End Late Fees, and the Treasures Roll In

The decision in New York City set off a wave of returns, accompanied by bashful notes of apology and gratitude.

#books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #income-inequality, #libraries-and-librarians, #marx-anthony-w, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #queens-nyc, #staten-island-nyc

How Amazon Is Resisting Unions in Two Upcoming Elections

The company has held hundreds of meetings with workers to discourage them from supporting a union in two upcoming elections.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #staten-island-nyc, #warehouses

‘Nothing in Common’: Staten Island, Park Slope and an Unlikely Marriage

New congressional maps that merge conservative Staten Island with liberal Park Slope will aid Democratic efforts to seize a Republican House seat in New York.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #malliotakis-nicole, #new-york-city, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #politics-and-government, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #rose-max-1986, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government

Keeping an Eye on the Middle

Real estate prices have been rising wildly across the region. What will the current median price buy in the borough where you want to live?

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-service, #manhattan-nyc, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #staten-island-nyc

New York Deer Infected With Omicron, Study Finds

White-tailed deer on Staten Island have become the first wild animals with documented Omicron infections. The coronavirus has now been found in deer in 15 states.

#animals, #antibodies, #arkansas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deer, #illinois, #iowa, #kansas, #maine, #massachusetts, #minnesota, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #north-carolina, #ohio, #oklahoma, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #pennsylvania, #research, #staten-island-nyc, #tennessee, #veterinary-medicine, #virginia, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Is the Coronavirus in Your Backyard?

White-tailed deer could become a reservoir for the virus, putting people and animals at risk, health experts say.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deer, #hunting-and-trapping, #illinois, #iowa, #livestock, #livestock-diseases, #microbiology, #minks-animals, #north-america, #ohio, #pennsylvania, #pets, #quebec-province-canada, #staten-island-nyc, #veterinary-medicine, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Why NY’s 10th Congressional District Would Snake Through NYC

The peculiar redrawing of Representative Jerrold Nadler’s district led to the joke that it was “jerrymandered.” The reasons for the new lines were politically complicated.

#democratic-party, #geography, #house-of-representatives, #nadler-jerrold, #new-york-city, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #politics-and-government, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

What a Serpentine District Says About N.Y. Democrats’ Gerrymandering

The peculiar redrawing of Representative Jerrold Nadler’s district led to the joke that it was “jerrymandered.” The reasons for the new lines were politically complicated.

#democratic-party, #geography, #house-of-representatives, #nadler-jerrold, #new-york-city, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #politics-and-government, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost Just Bought a Staten Island Ferry

The two “Saturday Night Live” cast members were among a group of investors who won an auction of a retired ferryboat, with a bid of $280,100 and a desire to “restore a piece of New York.”

#boats-and-boating, #davidson-pete-1993, #ferries, #jost-colin, #staten-island-nyc, #staten-island-ferry

Detective Shot in Leg During Drug Search on Staten Island, Police Say

The officer was the second to be shot in New York in 36 hours, offering a challenge to Mayor Eric Adams as he seeks to deliver on the public safety message that was central to his campaign.

#adams-eric-l, #attacks-on-police, #police-department-nyc, #sewell-keechant, #staten-island-nyc

Abandoned Boats of NYC and the Man Who Removes Them

‘The waters around the city haven’t been this clean since the Civil War, and I’m determined to help keep it that way.’

#abandonment-property, #boats-and-boating, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #gravesend-brooklyn-ny, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #jamaica-bay-queens-ny, #nate-grove, #new-york-city, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #staten-island-nyc, #water

In 2021, New York’s Housing Market Made a Stunning Comeback

It’s a trend that will likely continue in 2022, as momentum shifts away from the suburbs and international travel returns — unless new Covid variants interfere.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc

Adams’s Virus Policy Includes Keeping Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

After a long silence on the subject, New York City’s incoming mayor said he would extend a number of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Covid-19 policies.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-chamber-of-commerce, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #el-sadr-wafaa, #government-employees, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

These Churches Have Been Closed, but Their Artifacts Live On

In a warehouse on Staten Island, the Archdiocese of New York stores altars, statuary and other relics that can be reused in churches around the world.

#altars-and-pews, #archdiocese-of-new-york, #churches-buildings, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #roman-catholic-church, #stained-glass, #staten-island-nyc

Max Rose to Run for House in Likely Rematch Against Malliotakis

Mr. Rose, a moderate Democrat, lost to Representative Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican, by six percentage points last year in a conservative district that includes Staten Island.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #malliotakis-nicole, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #rose-max-1986, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government

Amazon Staten Island Workers Withdraw Request for Union Vote

The workers had spent months collecting signatures to call for an election.

#amazon-com-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #wages-and-salaries

The Best New York City Marathon Photos of the Past 50 Years

The New York City Marathon’s 50th running is on Sunday. This is the story of one race, five boroughs, dozens of champions and over a million hopeful runners.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #marathon-running, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-times, #photography, #queens-nyc, #queensboro-bridge-nyc, #running, #staten-island-nyc

Inside Amazon’s Worst Human Resources Problem

A knot of problems with Amazon’s system for handling paid and unpaid leaves has led to devastating consequences for workers.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #disability-insurance, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #staten-island-nyc, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Amazon Workers on Staten Island Aim for Union Vote

The organizers say they will have enough signatures by Monday to file for an election with the National Labor Relations Board. The company is pushing back.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #palmer-derrick, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

A Hospital Finds an Unlikely Group Opposing Vaccination: Its Workers

When a Staten Island hospital implemented a vaccine or testing mandate, some of its staff staged angry protests.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hospitals, #new-york-state, #northwell-health, #staten-island-nyc, #staten-island-university-hospital, #vaccination-and-immunization

Restaurants Sue to Stop NYC Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

The lawsuit argues that city officials are unfairly singling out restaurants, gyms and other businesses with overly rigid restrictions.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #staten-island-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vaccination-and-immunization

They Live in an N.Y.C. Virus Hot Spot. But They Won’t Get Vaccinated.

Staten Island’s recent uptick in coronavirus cases foretold a larger increase across New York City.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Minor League Parks, Stripped of America’s Pastime, Await New Fates

A reorganization by Major League Baseball has left 40 municipalities seeking long-term solutions for their abandoned stadiums.

#atlantic-league, #baseball, #hagerstown-md, #hagerstown-suns, #major-league-baseball, #minor-leagues, #real-estate-commercial, #stadiums-and-arenas, #staten-island-nyc, #staten-island-yankees

NYC Retail Zones: Midtown Has Been Empty, but Other Areas Have Bounced Back

Shopping locally has helped foot traffic in some commercial districts across the city return almost to prepandemic levels.

#bronx-nyc, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #flushing-queens-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shopping-and-retail, #staten-island-nyc

New York Renters in Covid Hot Spots Are Four Times More Likely to Face Eviction

An analysis of court data shows that the areas hit hardest by the virus, largely Black and Latino neighborhoods, have the most eviction cases.

#assn-for-neighborhood-and-housing-development, #bronx-nyc, #evictions, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc, #unemployment

The Unrelenting Spread of the Virus in Dozens of ZIP Codes

The scramble to vaccinate New Yorkers has not yet had a significant impact on rising rates of positive tests in many city neighborhoods.

#bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #el-sadr-wafaa, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #new-york-city, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #rosen-jonathan-d-1978, #staten-island-nyc

Inside a Nursing Home as Vaccine Arrives: ‘I Hope Everybody Takes It’

At a Staten Island facility that was hit hard by the coronavirus, residents and staff members lined up to get a dose of the Covid vaccine. Here’s how the day went.

#clove-lakes-health-care-and-rehabilitation-center-staten-island-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-homes, #staten-island-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walgreen-co

G.O.P. Candidate Under Fire for Saying ‘Heil Hitler’ at Virus Protest

Leticia Remauro, who is running for Staten Island borough president, has apologized for making a “bad analogy.”

#anti-semitism, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-borough-presidents, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #malliotakis-nicole, #staten-island-nyc

Former Rep. Max Rose Says He Will Not Run for New York City Mayor

Mr. Rose, a Democrat who lost re-election for his House seat in Staten Island, had said a mayoral bid would be an “underdog campaign.”

#elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #rose-max-1986, #staten-island-nyc

Her Father Had a Theory About Her Killing. Then Came the Arrest.

Ola Salem’s body was found in a Staten Island park last year. Her father said she had talked about being followed on the highway.

#asiyah-womens-center-brooklyn-ny, #domestic-violence, #mcmahon-michael-e, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslim-americans, #salem-ola-d-2019, #staten-island-nyc

Rep. Max Rose Launches Exploratory Bid to Run for N.Y.C. Mayor

The congressman, who lost his re-election bid last month, is casting himself as a blunt populist who would end New York’s cycle of “broken politics.”

#democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #rose-max-1986, #staten-island-nyc

After Defying Virus Rules, Bar Manager Drives Car Into Sheriff’s Deputy

The manager of Mac’s Public House on Staten Island hit the deputy while fleeing from arrest after authorities confronted him, the sheriff said.

#attacks-on-police, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #presti-daniel, #shutdowns-institutional, #staten-island-nyc

Tenants Sue Trump Over Scheme That Drove Up Their Rents

The latest legal front against the outbound president involves a maneuver that earned him and his siblings millions while lowering their taxes.

#barry-maryanne-trump, #brooklyn-nyc, #federal-taxes-us, #frauds-and-swindling, #inheritance-and-estate-taxes, #james-letitia, #john-f-walter, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #trump-fred-c, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

Mac’s Public House Manager Arrested on Staten Island Over Covid Violations

Mac’s Public House was shut down after the owner and manager refused to follow virus restrictions. Supporters rallied outside the bar Wednesday night.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #lanza-andrew-j, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #staten-island-nyc, #trump-donald-j

Coronavirus in N.Y.: Latest Updates

Upper Manhattan and the southern part of Staten Island face stricter restrictions as officials battle a second wave of the outbreak. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grand-army-plaza-brooklyn-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc

Emergency Hospital Reopening on Staten Island to Handle 2nd Wave

In a move that recalls the pandemic’s peak in the spring, the hospital is reopening to handle a surge of coronavirus patients in the borough.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #great-kills-staten-island-ny, #hospitals, #richmond-university-medical-center-staten-island-ny, #south-beach-psychiatric-center, #staten-island-nyc, #staten-island-university-hospital, #tottenville-staten-island-ny

Sex-Abuse Claims Against Boy Scouts Now Surpass 81,000

The deluge of sex-abuse filings, coming ahead of a bankruptcy deadline, far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church cases.

#boy-scouts, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #girl-scouts, #oregon, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #staten-island-nyc