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  • Rudy Giuliani’s alleged attacker walks free after charges downgraded

    06/27/2022 12:19:19 PM PDT · by DFG · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/27/2022 | Kevin Sheehan
    The ShopRite worker arrested for allegedly hitting Rudy Giuliani on the back inside a Staten Island supermarket walked free from court Monday after his charges were downgraded. Daniel Gill, 39, who was still dressed in his ShopRite uniform following his Sunday arrest, kept his head down and refused to answer questions as he left Staten Island Criminal Court after his arraignment Monday. His charges were downgraded to third-degree assault, third-degree menacing, and second-degree harassment over the caught-on-camera attack inside the supermarket. Gill, who had no priors, was initially charged with second-degree assault involving a person over age 65. Judge Gerianne...
  • NYC judge nixes mask mandates for toddlers, Eric Adams plans to appeal

    04/02/2022 12:15:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    NYPost ^ | 04 01 2022 | Bernadette Hogan
    A Staten Island judge lifted mask mandates for toddlers citywide Friday — but Mayor Eric Adams vowed shortly after to keep the rule in place, citing a new COVID-19 variant and saying the city is appealing the judgement. The ruling by Richmond County State Supreme Court Judge Ralph Porzio struck down the city rule requiring kids ages 2 to 4 wear masks — rendering it immediately unenforceable in schools and daycares and calling it “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable,” according to court documents. “It’s effective immediately,” attorney Michael Chessa said Friday after arguing for a permanent injunction of the ongoing face...
  • Pete Davidson checks out the Staten Island Ferry he bought: ‘It’s Sick’

    01/21/2022 3:19:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 21, 2022 | Evan Simko-Bednarski
    The King of Staten Island visited his castle. Pete Davidson was seen at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Friday, admiring the decommissioned Staten Island Ferry he and “SNL” co-star Colin Jost bought this week at auction. Video obtained exclusively by The Post shows the Staten Island native beaming through sunglasses at the new purchase from a pier jutting out into New York Bay. “It’s crazy,” Davidson said. “We used to take that ferry to do stand-up, all the time.”
  • NYC COVID Inspector Booted From Bar for Failing to Show Own Proof of Vaccination

    12/17/2021 12:30:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 17, 2021 | Lee Brown
    A Big Apple health inspector carrying out random COVID compliance checks was refused entry to a Staten Island bar — because she couldn’t show her own proof of vaccination. Stunned bar manager Maggie Koronilian, 38, told The Post on Friday how she had to boot the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene employee from Big Nose Kate’s Saloon and Eatery on Tuesday. “I don’t understand how you’re coming here enforcing something and not cooperating with the very thing that you’re trying to enforce,” she said of the Big Apple’s stringent Key to NYC rules for bars and restaurants.
  • NYC City Hall Removes 187-Year-Old Statue Of Thomas Jefferson Citing his History as a Slave Owner.

    11/22/2021 9:46:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/2021 | Taylor Penley
    The New York City Council Chamber voted to remove a historic statue of former President Thomas Jefferson, citing his history as a slave owner. The statue, commissioned by a U.S. Navy commodore in 1833, spent 187 years in the City Council’s chambers before being removed from its pedestal Monday, according to the New York Post. Approximately a dozen Marshall Fine Arts workers surrounded the structure with wooden and foam boards before using a pulley system to lower it into the downstairs rotunda and carrying it out the back door, the Post reported “Removing a monument without a public conversation about...
  • Group opposing indoor vaccine mandate storms food court on Staten Island

    09/26/2021 12:24:58 PM PDT · by lightman · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 26 September A.D. 2021 | David Meyer
    A group opposed to New York City’s vaccine requirement for restaurants and other indoor activities stormed a Staten Island food court over the weekend — refusing to show proof-of-inoculation before sitting down to eat. Video posted on YouTube and Twitter by freelance reporter Oliya Scootercaster shows the group of about 20 people march through the Staten Island Mall into its food court Saturday and sit down to eat, chanting slogans such as “USA!” and “F–k Joe Biden!”... The city’s vaccine mandate requires New Yorkers who want to dine inside restaurants and malls, work out at a gym or attend an...
  • Man found dead on Staten Island with ‘I touch little girls’ written on chest

    07/22/2021 12:43:26 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 40 replies
    Nypost ^ | July 20, 2021 | Reuven Fenton, Tina Moore, Craig McCarthy and Larry Celona
    An 80-year-old man was found dead in a Staten Island apartment building with the words “I touch little girls” scrawled across his body, cops and a neighbor said Tuesday. The body of Robert Raynor was found just after 9:30 a.m. Monday inside the first-floor hallway of 256 Corson Ave. in Tompkinsville, according to police.
  • Top rival concedes to Trump-backed Staten Island candidate in GOP primary for borough president

    07/07/2021 4:11:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/6/21 | Daniel Chaitin
    ictory is near for the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump in Staten Island's Republican primary for bureau president. The third round of unofficial ranked-choice results from the June 22 contest released Tuesday evening, the first including absentee votes, showed Vito Fossella holding a narrow lead with 9,306 votes (50.8%). That was enough for his closest rival, Steven Matteo, to concede the race after getting 9,016 votes (49.2%).
  • S.I. Vets see ‘double standard’ as pot proponents march down Broadway but they can’t have Memorial Day parade

    05/10/2021 5:21:56 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 13 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | 5/7/2021 | Paul Lolitta
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Local veterans want to know why they can’t march down Forest Avenue to celebrate Memorial Day, but just last week supporters of legal marijuana got to parade down Broadway carrying a giant joint.James Haynes, CEO of United Staten Island Veterans’ Organization Inc. (USIVO), said they want to be able to “honor those veterans, current and past, who have served this great nation” in the annual parade that’s more than a century old.
  • ‘Verrazano’ 2.0? New Goethals Bridge Sign Misspells Bridge Name [as ‘Geothals’]

    03/22/2021 11:18:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    WNBC, 4 New York ^ | March 22, 2021 at 6:14 am
    People have been crossing the Goethals Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey for decades, so they definitely noticed when a new guide sign went up and something didn’t look quite right. A green, diagrammatic guide sign that recently went up on the New Jersey-bound lanes of the Staten Island Expressway had a misspelling on it. The white letterings had two letters swapped places and they read “Geothals Bridge.” …
  • STATEN ISLAND ACTIVIST UNLOADS ON SNL'S PETE DAVIDSON MOCKING ANTI-SHUTDOWN PROTESTERS

    12/08/2020 8:15:13 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    When we last spoke about Mac's Public House in Staten Island, the owners had declared themselves an "autonomous zone." A snarky way to protest Andrew Cuomo's tyrannical shutdown orders. Since then, one of the co-owners has been arrested. The protests have grown. And the "King of Staten Island," Pete Davidson, appeared on SNL to mock the people protesting. Pete got a scathing response (which we have below), but first, Davidson: Three guesses where he can shove the "Pete Davidson vibrator." People on Staten Island are less than amused. Like John Tobacco, a community activist who knew Davidson's father. The King...
  • Staten Island ‘Autonomous Zone’ bar owner jailed; drove car into Sheriff’s deputy: sources

    12/06/2020 12:50:05 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 Dec 2020 | Laura Italiano
    When the bar closed at 10 p.m., surveilling Sheriff’s deputies waited until the crowd of customers dispersed, then moved to issue Presti another summons some distance from the bar, the source said. But Presti jumped into his car and drove into one of the deputies, sending the officer flying onto the hood — an assault that has been captured on video, the source alleged.
  • Proud Boys join protest at defiant Staten Island bar closed over COVID-19 violations

    12/02/2020 10:25:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 3, 2020 | 12:14am | Alex Taylor and Kenneth Garger
    Hundreds of people on Wednesday night — including members of the right-wing group Proud Boys — protested the closure of a Staten Island bar that ignored COVID-19 restrictions. “Proud Boys in the house,” a handful of people chanted outside Mac’s Public House — the defiant pub that was shut down by authorities Tuesday night after operating without a license and in violation of health orders. One speaker led the crowd through the Proud Boy credo — “I am a proud Western Chauvinist” — before segueing into Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” The entrance of the pub was blocked on Wednesday...
  • New York to reopen emergency COVID-19 field hospital on Staten Island

    11/24/2020 6:28:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/23/2020 | By Bernadette Hogan, Nolan Hicks and Natalie Musumeci
    MORE ON: CORONAVIRUS Moderna's coronavirus vaccine may come with a caveat NC gov goes after gym rats with latest COVID measure AstraZeneca's vaccine success followed major scientific mistake New data shows 28% rise in child COVID-19 cases in last two weeks With the coronavirus spiking on Staten Island, the state will reopen an emergency COVID-19 field hospital to help overburdened medical facilities there as the southern part of the borough was designated an “orange zone,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. “Staten Island is a problem. The number of hospitalizations in Staten Island have gone, over the last three weeks, they...
  • Malliotakis Leads by Wide Margin in Fight for 11th Congressional District

    11/04/2020 5:00:00 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 7 replies
    Spectrum News NY1 ^ | 6:57 PM ET Nov. 04, 2020 | Courtney Gross
    NEW YORK — Two hours before polls closed on Election Night and Rep. Max Rose was dancing in the street. That celebration was short-lived. Shortly before 11 p.m., Rose took the stage. He was behind. “I believe every vote should be counted,” the freshman congressman said. His Republican challenger, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, has a large lead, according to preliminary election results. She already claimed victory. NY1 spoke with her Wednesday afternoon. “I am sure he will concede on his own timeline,” Malliotakis said of Rose. "Look at the lead we have. 35,000 votes is pretty significant." While more than 41,000...
  • Dr. Fauci’s restaurant-owning cousin wishes he would ease up on lockdowns

    10/31/2020 10:49:28 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2020 | 8:52am | Jon Levine
    While Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to urge caution in opening up bars and restaurants in his role as national coronavirus czar, another Anthony Fauci — his Staten Island cousin — slings sauce in his popular Italian restaurant and laments what his relative has done to the dining industry. “They shouldn’t do the lockdowns. Especially now. If you don’t abide by the rules … shut that area down, but don’t shut down the whole industry,” said the 84-year-old founder of La Fontana, Anthony Fauci. His son, Joe Fauci, 57, who runs the now-iconic eatery in Oakwood, echoed his dad’s concerns, while...
  • Staten Island GOP hoodwinks Trump rally saboteurs into donating thousands to Republican Party

    10/12/2020 4:19:48 AM PDT · by gattaca · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 11, 2020 | Paul Sacca
    The leadership of the Staten Island GOP definitely subscribes to the age-old adage, "Turnabout is fair play." When thousands of teens on TikTok attempted to sabotage a Trump rally, the organizers turned the tables and tricked them into donating to the Republican Party. POLL: Do you have faith that AG Bill Barr will prosecute the people involved in #Russiagate hoax? The Staten Island Republican Party organized the "TRiUMPh Rally," billed as the "largest pro-Trump, pro-Republican, pro-Law and Order rally in New York City this year." Originally, the event was free to all, as long as they RSVP'd before the Oct....
  • NYC Councilman Explains How Cuomo Raided Restaurant Holding a 9/11 Fundraiser

    09/14/2020 9:33:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Townhall Media ^ | Sep 14, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Joyce’s Tavern in Staten Island had never been visited by the State Liquor Authority before the pandemic. But they "selfishly" decided to hold a charity event for the Tunnel2Towers organization, which was created to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who died saving others on September 11, 2001. New York City Councilman Joe Borelli, who held a book signing at the tavern last week, explained in an animated Twitter thread on Sunday how the city raided the restaurant without warning. He had an inkling as to why the city targeted this specific restaurant. On Thurs, They let me have...
  • Music stars from COVID-19-infected states get pass on NYC quarantine rules for VMAs

    08/22/2020 10:31:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2020 | Susan Edelman
    When music’s biggest stars descend on New York for the Video Music Awards this week, NYPD cops will show up to check out the shows. But they won’t be judging the talent. Officers in the NYPD’s TV/Movie unit will see if the performers and their entourages are wearing masks and staying socially distant, ... unlike other travelers, the VMA musicians, singers and dancers won’t have to follow a state rule to quarantine for 14 days if they come to New York from any of 34 states ... Under an executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, anyone who violates the quarantine...
  • Sinatra, Steinbeck and Sonny Corleone: The legacy of Bobby Thomson’s Shot Heard Round the World

    08/20/2020 12:23:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Glasgow Times ^ | 8/16 | Graeme Macpherson
    NOT everyone saw The Shot Heard ‘Round The World. Frank Sinatra was just one of a clutch of celebrities packed inside the Polo Grounds on October 3, 1951 to watch his beloved New York Giants clinch baseball’s National League pennant against local rivals the Brooklyn Dodgers. When Bobby Thomson, the Glaswegian batter, struck his three-run home run to send the Giants to the World Series, however, Sinatra was temporarily distracted. His friend, the actor Jackie Gleason, had just been sick all over his lap. “Here is one of the all-time classic games and I don’t see Bobby Thomson hit that...