The Staten Island Ferry made a hard landing Thursday afternoon when it arrived at the Manhattan terminal Thursday, but officials said none of the passengers were injured.
Firefighters were called in after the boat hit the dock around 2 p.m. and helped the city's transportation department investigate the scene. A transportation spokesman said all of the passengers got off the boat and service...Read more »
Staten Island's next big attraction is one step closer to reality.
The City Council approved the plan Wednesday to create the world's largest Ferris wheel in the borough by a 45 to 0 vote.
The 625-foot wheel is part of a larger redevelopment package for the St. George Waterfront redevelopment proposal that will create a new hot spot that includes a shopping center, restaurants and an...Read more »
A body was found hanging from a park fence behind a Staten Island middle school Thursday morning, the NYPD said.
A custodian at I.S. 51 reported the body to police around 7:18 a.m., according to an NYPD spokeswoman. The body, which was not identified, was that of a man between 40 and 50 years old and was hung with rope on a fence in Markham Playground, which is behind the school. There was...Read more »
Tuesday night's mayoral debate will be the first opportunity for Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota to square off before New York City's electorate.
The debate, the first of three during the general election, comes amid a staid race that has de Blasio, the city's public advocate, posting a 44-percentage-point lead in the most recent poll over Lhota, a former MTA chief and deputy...Read more »
The City Council Wednesday voted to expand service on the Staten Island Ferry.
Approved by a 46-0 vote, the bill requires the ferry to run every half-hour, instead of every hour during the night, by May 2015. And starting in six months, the ferry will run every 30 minutes in both directions from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends.
The city Department of Transportation, which runs the ferry,...Read more »
The Big Apple was certainly a different place in 2003.
Getting a taxi meant you had to have enough cash on hand, navigating the streets meant you actually had to unfold a paper map and more commuters had their headphones in CD players than iPods or iPhones.
Although most of the big news events of that year took place before amNewYork hit the streets on Oct 10, these moments stand out...Read more »
A 21-year-old driver gave two Staten Islanders an early morning wake-up call Wednesday when he plowed his car into their house.
Police said Joseph Jamaleddine was driving while buzzed when he crashed into an Arden Heights home around 5 a.m.
The homeowners were uninjured.
Jamaleddine tried to run away after the crash, leaving a passenger in the car, but he was caught shortly after,...Read more »
The city launched a new campaign Wednesday to show Staten Island has more to offer than a free ferry ride to see the Statue of Liberty.
NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, will focus on the borough's hidden gems such as Port Richmond, Randall Manor, St. George and West Brighton as part of its Neighborhood x Neighborhood program, an initiative to highlight outerborough neighborhoods.
"A...Read more »