Saturday, November 3, 2012

Staten Island

  • On Staten Island, the slow, cold, pace of recovery

    STATEN ISLAND, New York (Reuters) - Six days after Sandy battered Staten Island's coast, some people are realizing that the massive storm's 20-foot (6-metre) waves and 14-foot (4.2-metre) surge changed the landscape of their lives for good.

  • Staten Island Hotel Owner Gives Away NYC Marathon Runners' Rooms to ...

    After superstorm Sandy sparked quarrels over hotel rooms in New York City, one Staten Island hotel owner said he decided to "do the right thing" by refusing to evict storm victims in favor of marathon runners with reservations.

  • Police Commissioner Ray Kelly makes surprise stop in Staten Island to meet ...

    Beleaguered Staten Island got a visit Saturday from a top city official who consoled victims, inspected damage, and promised that things would soon get better.

  • An outpouring of Staten Island support for victims; more needed

    Despite the gas shortage, Staten Islanders, as well as out-of-borough residents, turned out in droves Friday to donate and distribute food, clothing, toiletries and cleaning supplies to the victims of the worst storm residents have ever experienced ...

  • Gasoline, generators headed to Staten Island, Schumer, Molinaro say

    U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, Assemblyman Mike Cusick, Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan, and State Senator Andrew Lanza, listen as Borough President James Molinaro talks about the recovery and relief efforts on Staten Island during a ...

  • What Hurricane Sandy Did to Staten Island (Photos)

    There are so many sad stories out of Staten Island: the woman who lost her two children when her neighbors refused to help her.

  • Staten Island Ferry resumes service

    Service on the Staten Island Ferry resumed at noon Friday, bringing some normalcy to a handful of New Yorkers, and allowing tourists a chance to see the storm-damaged city from a different perspective.

  • Sandy: Most NYC schools to open Monday

    Finding space for the displaced students will be a challenge, but Patricia Lockhart, a science teacher at an undamaged Staten Island school, said school staff will make them as comfortable as possible. "We're going to welcome them with open arms," she ...

  • Staten Island residents sift belongings in Sandy's wake

    STATEN ISLAND - For Liliya and Felix Faktorovich, their elegant three-story peach and off-white stone house was a dream home.

  • Photos: Devastated Staten Island Residents Feel "Forgotten" But Are ...

    Almost half of the deaths from Hurricane Sandy have occurred in Staten Island, where bodies are still being recovered days after the storm, and a lot of help is still needed.

  • On Staten Island, cries for help replaced by a loss for words

    A woman stands alone in water on Cedar Grove Avenue in a neighborhood where many houses were completely destroyed by storm surge flooding from Hurricane Sandy on the south side of the Staten Island section of New York City. (MIKE SEGAR ...

  • Staten Island's Faith Community Church organizing winter coat distribution

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - In light of Hurricane Sandy, Faith Community Church International will distribute winter coats to families in need on a first-come, first serve basis on Nov. 10 in ravaged Midland Beach.

  • Staten Island fight writer Richardson is OK

    "It's pure devastation in many areas on Staten Island," Richardson said. "Almost all of those killed in Sandy lived within a mile or less of my co-op apartment.

  • Hurricane Sandy Death Toll 41 In New York City, Hard Hit Staten Island ...

    In New York, the loss of life on Staten Island has been especially high. The borough, which has fewer than 500,000 inhabitants, according to the 2010 Census, has so far accounted for at least 19 of the superstorm's deaths, according to the Staten ...

  • 2-mile line at Staten Island free-fuel center

    NEW YORK - The line of cars at the free emergency fuel location on Staten Island is about two miles long. About 400 people are there on foot, with their gas cans.

  • Staten Island man wins Eastern NY soccer's Coach of the Year award

    According to Bill Smith, president of the SIYSL and third vice-president of the ENYSSA, no Staten Island youth soccer coach had ever won the award before Passantino.

  • Staten Island Advance endorses Kirsten Gillibrand for US senator

    Brought to you by. gillibrand.JPG Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Staten Island Advance photo. As a U.S. senator since 2009, Kirsten Gillibrand has proven to be a strong advocate for the needs of New Yorkers, most certainly including the people of Staten Island.

  • After Sandy: Staten Island and the Lower East Side

    The John D. Caddell, beached on Staten Island after breaking from its moorings during the storm, November 1st. Photograph by Peter Van Agtmael/Magnum.

  • Staten Island Advance endorses Michael Cusick for the Assembly

    The contest for the Mid-Island's 63rd Assembly District has been unusually rambunctious. Michael Cusick, the incumbent Democrat and the reigning dean of the Staten Island legislative delegation, has served his constituents and the borough well.

  • More Bodies Found on Staten Island, Marathon Canceled

    As the body count grows on Staten Island, Mayor Bloomberg finally decided to cancel the NYC Marathon under increasing criticism of his earlier decision to go ahead with the race.

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