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1 hr ago | The New York Observer
In the sweltering hallways of Tottenville High School, a perpetually un-air-conditioned school on Staten Island, students are rebelling against the new stifling dress code. Almost 200 students-90 percent female-have been given detention since the start of the school year regarding the brand new, extremely harsh dress code.
2 hrs ago | CBS Local
At least one person and one pet got sick after inhaling an odd odor in a Staten Island park Monday. As CBS 2's Elise Finch reported, helicopters and an army of emergency vehicles converged on the Ashford Avenue entrance to a Staten Island hiking trail.
2 hrs ago | SILive.com
As New Yorkers, today we are all simply ecstatic over Kira Kazantsev's being crowned Miss America title 2015 - for a number of reasons. The 23-year-old blonde-haired beauty who competed as Miss New York, beat out 52 other contestants when she was named our nation's queen Sunday evening in Boardwalk Hall, the former site of Convention Hall in Atlantic City.
3 hrs ago | SILive.com
A photographer captured several images of Sunday afternoon's dramatic FDNY rescue of a kayaker whose boat flipped over in the waters of Prince's Bay. Marianne Troia snapped several photos as an FDNY rescue swimmer ventured out about 100 yards from the shore off Sharrott Avenue in Pleasant Plains to save the kayaker.
5 hrs ago | SILive.com
The 20-year-old was welcomed to the iconic sketch comedy show after appearing regularly in comedy shows like "Wild 'N Out" and "Guy Code," both on MTV. Reached by phone Friday morning, the Great Kills native said he's still in shock after finding out Friday he'd be the newest, and one of the youngest, members of the show.
7 hrs ago | SILive.com
The three-month-old Maltese Shih Tzu remains in critical condition with severe head trauma and fractures to her skull and right leg after the puppy was discovered abandoned in a shopping bag in the weeds near the train tracks in Bay Terrace. As Charlotte, blind from her injuries, fights for her life, cops continue to investigate the disturbing case of animal cruelty.
7 hrs ago | SILive.com
Last week's Staten Island Readers' Choice Awards category - "Best Tattoo Parlor " - really hit a local nerve: Nearly 27,000 page views, thousands of passionate votes and 600-plus comments. There was much healthy competition: Ink Couture of Tottenville and West Brighton's Bound for Glory put a good fight, but Bullseye had its sights set on the top spot from the start of the one-week voting phase.
8 hrs ago | SILive.com
The iconic club was an East 60th Street hot spot bedecked with Brazilian decor, Latin-themed orchestras and exotic Copa girls. It will be brought back to life Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. in the banquet hall at All Saints Episcopal Church, Willowbrook.
9 hrs ago | SILive.com
The Ambassador Arms, a beautiful Art Deco building at 30 Daniel Low Terrace in St. George, features ornate blue, orange and gold terra cotta trim. Plus, the black and white brickwork is a stand out in the neighborhood.
14 hrs ago | SILive.com
New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton speaks at a press conference alongside, Rabbi Michael Miller, left, Rev. Al Sharpton, second from left, Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan, center left, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center right, and First Lady Chirlane McCray, right, following a multi-faith roundtable meeting Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in New York, spawned by the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer, The mayor says he believes the meeting can help a city gripped by protests and distrust of the police in some minority neighborhoods.
The long-unmarked Oakwood gravesite of chart-topping blues singer Mamie Smith finally received a fondly inscribed headstone, thanks to the efforts of local fans. The marker was unveiled and dedicated Saturday, Sept.
Charlotte, the puppy found in a shopping bag with severe injuries on Friday, is now being cared for by the ASPCA -- a move that has worried an animal rescue group originally tasked with treating the critically injured dog. ASPCA officials have yet to comment on the case, but the founder of Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Northeast told the Advance that ASPCA employees brought the dog under their care just as doctors prepared for her transfer to SNARR's animal care facility based in White Plains, N.Y. Courtney Bellew, who operates the SNARR center, said officials explained to her that because it is an open cruelty case, the city has to take Charlotte into its custody for evidence.
Two Jet Skiers spent the night stranded, separated and cold before police and firefighters rescued them from two separate islands in the waters off Staten Island's East Shore Sunday morning. According to police, the two men, ages 29 and 47, appeared to be riding the same Jet Ski, and had launched from the Mill Basin Marina off Shore Parkway in Brooklyn Saturday night.
From joggers and fishermen to dog-walkers and couples pushing strollers, there was space for just about everyone in peaceful Clove Lakes Park early Sunday afternoon. Sunnyside resident Scott Glatzer was out with Ozzie, a handsome, friendly five-year-old Bernese mountain dog tipping the scales at 70 pounds.
Five years ago, a small commercial strip in Sunnyside teamed with patrons browsing in the Clove Lake Book Store and grabbing a bite at Indian Clove. Until last year, this strip of stores -- located at the busy intersection of Victory Boulevard and Clove Road -- faced the large, tranquil property that's the site of the landmarked Dorothy Valentine Smith house.
As a Staten Island native, I sometimes feel responsible for hyping up the underdog of the five boroughs. Yes, people know it as the forgotten borough , and yes, it was once home to a dumping ground rumored to be seen from outer space.
Let me explain: Decades before pop-up events ruled pop culture, the Staten Island Museum was presenting "The Fence Show," an annual one-day outdoor event at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. The 2014 edition takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
If you are like most Staten Islanders, when you heard the news that St. Francis Friary on Todt Hill is closing, you thought: "Oh, no. Here we go again."
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Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:07 pm
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