Staten Island

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

News outlets continue a rich tradition of racially biased coverage.<p><i>Editor’s note: We’re republishing this story, which first ran in August 2014, in light of a New York Post headline earlier this week that described a white murder suspect as a “clean-cut American kid.” Police have identified</i> …

Crime

Police: Man Attacks Four Women In One Hour On Staten Island

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> A Staten Island neighborhood is on edge as police search for a violent attacker who tried to sexually assault four women in …

Crime

Port Authority engineer tracks down lost dog’s owners

She’s fur-ever grateful.<p>An adorable lost dog was reunited with her owners Tuesday after an engineer spotted her sleeping alone in Staten Island — and …

New York City

Some Staten Islanders open to a Michael Grimm comeback

After NY1 first reported that Michael Grimm is set to announce that he'll run for Congress again, Staten Islanders weighed in on the idea.

New York City

Driver pulls over and tries to rape three women on Staten Island

A motorist forced a 14-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him and groped three woman on Staten Island early Tuesday, police said.

Crime

De Blasio punts some big decisions until after Election Day

On some of the thorniest issues facing his reelection, Mayor Bill de Blasio has a simple answer: Ask me in December.<p>As he coasts toward a second term, de Blasio has shown little appetite for controversial issues, punting a handful of no-win decisions until after Election Day.<p>The delays include some …

Rikers Island

Demoted EMT boss says he was branded a racist for no reason

An EMS supervisor says he’s been falsely branded a racist and is suing the city for demoting him after a first responder under his command hung a …

New York City

Coastal flood warnings in effect as Hurricane Jose spins offshore

Rip tides and beach erosion from the storm could bring flooding to Brooklyn, Southern Queens, and Staten Island.

Weather

Malliotakis could run for other office if mayoral bid fails: GOP chairman

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis could emerge from the mayoral race as a contender for governor or other statewide office in 2018, GOP state Chairman …

New York City

Death of 7-month-old Staten Island boy deemed a homicide

The death of a boy whose mother brought him into the hospital more than a day after he'd already died has been deemed a homicide.

Crime

Cuomo, Nudged, Finally Gives de Blasio the Nod in Mayor’s Race

ALBANY — It wasn’t effusive, electric, or particularly enthusiastic, but there it was: On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo endorsed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s run for a second term.<p>But if this were a paid endorsement, the mayor might want to consider asking for a refund.<p>The endorsement came not at a …

New York City

The media today: Ethics questions hamper Murdoch Sky bid

<b>Last week, UK Culture Secretary</b> Karen Bradley referred 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky to a competition regulator—a major blow to the …

Rupert Murdoch

Garner's mom calls on officials to push chokehold cop punishment

Eric Garner's still-grieving mom met with the city agency that investigates police misconduct Monday.

Justice

Cuomo endorses rival and fellow Democrat de Blasio for mayor

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has endorsed his frequent rival and fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio for a second term as mayor of New York …

Andrew Cuomo

De Blasio's GOP foe has a challenger of her own

The Republican assemblywoman faces a fight for her Brooklyn-Staten Island seat<p>Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican running to unseat …

Bill de Blasio

Eric Garner's Mother Still Wants Officer In Chokehold Incident Fired

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — The mother of Eric Garner, who died in a police chokehold on Staten Island in 2014, met with the Civilian Complaint Review …

Policing

Trump Casts a Shadow Over Malliotakis's NYC Mayoral Bid

The Republican candidate for New York City mayor, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, is talking about homelessness and transit, traffic and schools.<p>One thing she isn’t spending much time discussing: Her support for President Donald Trump, a Republican, for whom she voted last year and who has been …

Politics

In reversal, Cuomo endorses de Blasio's re-election bid

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday endorsed Mayor Bill de Blasio for re-election.<p>Speaking on "The Brian Lehrer Show," Cuomo said the mayor has his support …

Bill de Blasio

Report: Michael Grimm Is Really About To Run For Congress Again

Last month, a report surfaced that convicted felon/press critic Michael Grimm was thinking about attempting a political comeback. And while Hiram …

New York City

Ex-Staten Island pol Michael Grimm moves to reclaim Congress seat

Disgraced former Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm is gearing up for a bid to reclaim his old seat in Congress.

New York City

Trump reportedly flip-flops on Paris climate deal decision

In a surprising about-face, the Trump administration has decided against pulling out of the Paris climate accord, according to a report in the Wall …

Climate

Disgraced ex-congressman set to announce run for office

Disgraced ex-congressman Michael Grimm is set to announce a bid to win his old seat back, according to reports.<p>Grimm, who was released from federal …

New York City

The Retiree Who Rides an Electric Bike With Her Dog

<b>Lucille Harris, Retired</b><p><b>Nice bike!</b><br>When I saw someone else riding an electric bike a few years ago, I thought, <i>I have to have this.</i> My three sons said …

Fashion

Staten Island Con Edison workers provide services to Irma victims

Staten Island Con Edison workers traveled to Florida to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma.

New York City

Black Heritage Family Day celebrated with parade, food and live music

The annual celebration was held on Saturday at Tappen Park in Stapleton.

New York City

Jet skier plows into ferry near the Statue of Liberty

A jet skier crashed into a ferry near the Statue of Liberty Saturday afternoon, according to authorities.<p>The personal watercraft was cruising in the …

Statue of Liberty

Celebrate Oktoberfest at NYC bars and street fairs

Hit up these parties and cultural experiences across the city where cheers of "prost" are sure to be heard.

New York City

NYC rap legends take center stage at Meadows festival in Queens

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival brought a hip hop heavy lineup to Citi Field — with lots of rappers representing NYC performing.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Factbox: In U.S. police killings of black men, law generally sides with officers

(Reuters) - The acquittal on Friday of a white former St. Louis police officer in the 2011 shooting death of a black man is the latest in a nationwide series of racially tinged police killings that mostly ended in the exoneration of the officers involved.<p>The former St. Louis officer, Jason …

Policing

Bill de Blasio, fierce Walmart critic, has been curiously quiet about Amazon’s NYC warehouse

Last week, when Amazon announced plans to build a distribution center in Staten Island–its first in New York City–the press release contained fawning statements from the usual array of local officials. New York’s governor, Staten Island’s borough president, and the CEO of Empire State Development …

New York City