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A Bay Terrace woman is accused of several horrendous acts of animal cruelty in connection with the severely injured puppy found in a shopping bag on Staten Island Friday, police said. The dog owner, Alsu Ivanchenko, 34, of the 3400 block of Hylan Boulevard, was arrested 10:30 a.m. Tuesday after she was brought in for questioning at the 122nd Precinct stationhouse in New Dorp, authorities said.
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Sharon and Santo Merillo were speechless when they first saw all the improvements in their one-bedroom unit at Terrace Gardens Apartments in Concord, where they have resided for the last 35 years. "This used to be like a dungeon.
4 hrs ago | SILive.com
Staten Island Black Heritage Day is a "bridge builder, a community relationship builder" for the borough's diverse African-American communities. "We are trying to build cultural bridges, also - people of African descent are very diverse: Some speak Spanish, others speak French and others are from the Caribbean," says Minnie Graham, one of the event organizers.
4 hrs ago | SILive.com
Getting there: Free shuttles will run from the Staten Island Ferry to the park for those coming via public transit and free parking is available at 250 Wild Avenue STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - As the borough's former landfill continues its makeover to sprawling public park , Islanders will have a chance to see how things are shaping up, along with a lineup of just announced bands at this year's Freshkills Park "Sneak Peak" festival. The annual festival at Freshkills Park will have live music, public art, walking tours, kayaking, biking, birding, climbing walls, an informational fair and kite flying.
6 hrs ago | SILive.com
Choreographer Melissa West has nothing against Staten Island's lovely forests: "bad woods," her new dance, isn't intended as criticism. Appropriately enough, the three-person piece will take place under tall trees Saturday, Sept.
7 hrs ago | SILive.com
It's been almost 20 years since Fred Smith, the nephew of Dorothy Valentine Smith, obtained a permit to renovate her historic house on the northeast corner of Clove Road and Victory Boulevard, move it away from the street and construct a history-themed family restaurant on part of the landmarked site. Without getting into too much detail, the restaurant plan fell through, though it had been approved in 1996, and, with the house already moved well back from the intersection, the way was cleared for commercial development.
11 hrs ago | Bay Ridge Journal
At 7 PM on Thursday, October 2, the Lock Yard, at 9221 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge, will host a campaign fundraiser for Democrat Domenic Recchia, challenging incumbent Conservative-Republican Congressional Representative Michael Grimm in New York's 11th CD, comprised of Staten Island and Bay Ridge. The suggested minimum donation is $75.
A Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority police officer has been arrested on allegations he choked his girlfriend inside his Meiers Corners home. According to a criminal complaint filed against him, his girlfriend accused him of putting both hands around her throat and applying pressure, and throwing her onto a bed by the neck, causing bruising, swelling, redness and scratches of her neck.
Anthony Roman, 51, of Amity Place, is accused of repeatedly texting and calling the 50-year-old woman between Sept. 4 and Sept.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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