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Crossing Verrazano Bridge may cost less for Staten Islanders

Verrazano Narrows Bridge

(Credit: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Stan Honda/Getty))

Crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge would cost a little less for Staten Islanders and some commercial drivers under a deal reached between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and state lawmakers.

If approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board at its Feb. 26 meeting, the discounted toll for Staten Island residents who use E-ZPass would drop to $5.50 from the current $6 or $6.36 per trip,...

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De Blasio kicks off Super Bowl Sunday by fumbling Staten Island Chuck

Mayor Bill de Blasio meets Staten Island Chuck

(Credit: Mayor Bill de Blasio meets Staten Island Chuck on Feb. 1, 2014. (Patrick E. McCarthy))

Staten Island Chuck -- New York City's resident weather-predicting rodent -- squirmed and escaped from Mayor Bill de Blasio's hands during a Groundhog Day ceremony Sunday, prompting the mayor to compare the maneuver to those of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

"Staten Island Chuck was very rowdy this morning," de Blasio told reporters, noting that Groundhog Day was coinciding...

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Staten Island Ferry makes hard landing at Manhattan terminal

Staten Island Ferry

(Credit: Staten Island Ferry (Getty Images))

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...

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Council gives OK for Staten Island Ferris wheel

Rendering of the Staten Island Ferris Wheel. (New

(Credit: Rendering of the Staten Island Ferris Wheel. (New York Wheel LLC) )

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...

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