Staten Island

Apr 262013
MAKE THIS HAPPEN: B37 Bus To St. George, Staten Island!

TRANSIT: Transit advocates want to bring back the B37, but the more pressing need is improving the transit options that connect Brooklyn with Staten Island. Oh, look – we made a map that brings back the B37 with an extension to St. George. Aren’t we clever? (And don’t think for a minute that we aren’t very, very serious about this.)

Feb 212013
Occupy Sandy's Bay Ridge Kitchen To Close March 1, Volunteers Still Needed

NEWS: Although Occupy Sandy’s Bay Ridge Kitchen at St. John’s Episcopal Church [461 99th Street] will be closing March 1, volunteers are still needed – especially in places like Sheepshead Bay and the Rockaways.

Feb 152013
Beginning March 3, Prepare To Shell Out $15 For Verrazano, $2.75 For Subway

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: Despite widespread criticism by commuters, activists, and elected officials alike, the MTA has announced that a series of planned toll and fare hikes will begin to take effect on March 3.

Feb 042013

NEWS: Last Tuesday the NYPD carried out the daring rescue of a cargo ship captain suffering from a heart attack, and the entire incident was caught on video.

Jan 182013
MTA Subway, Bus, Rail Schedule For MLK Day Monday

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: Any readers who plan on taking public transit Monday, which is a federal holiday marking the birthday of national civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [1929-1968], should – with a few exceptions, have a fairly easy commute on New York City subways and buses.

Jan 022013
Drunk Driver Mows Down New Year's Revelers During Brawl Outside 93 Lounge

NEWS: A drunk driver purposely mowed down four people outside of a controversial 93rd Street nightclub after an argument erupted between two groups of New Year’s party goers.

Nov 292012
Gentile To MTA: Stop Verrazano Toll Hike, Waive Fares For Hurricane Relief Workers, Bring 'Discount Equity' To Southwest Brooklyn

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: At a public hearing yesterday on Staten Island, City Councilman Vincent Gentile spoke out against a proposed Verrazano Bridge toll hike, and called on MTA officials to waive fares for Hurricane Sandy relief workers driving in from Brooklyn.