Staten Island

Members from the Liberian community gathered together on Sunday in the Christ Assembly Lutheran Church, Staten Island

One Month Left for Some Liberian Immigrants

African, Immigration, Staten Island February 21, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Members of Staten Island’s Liberian community in the Deferred Enforced Departure program explore their options as the protected status comes to an end, reports NY City Lens.

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

Bronx, Brooklyn, Communities, Health, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Staten Island January 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

NYC’s Health Department released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which showed improvements in some measures – but room for further improvement in others.

Dec. 13, 2014 - A woman writes "I CAN'T BREATHE!" on a sign in preparation for Millions March NYC, held Dec. 13, 2014, shortly after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo over the death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

A Primary Race in SI District Where Eric Garner Died

Elections 2018, Staten Island September 12, 2018 at 5:23 pm

A Staten Island state Senate primary race between incumbent Diane Savino and long-shot opponent Jasmine Robinson “deprived” voters of a conversation on issues stemming from the death of Eric Garner, writes City Limits.

Max Rose (Photo by Ben Fractenberg via The Forward)

Can a Purple Heart Recipient Turn SI Red to Blue?

Elections 2018, Jewish, Staten Island August 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Democratic candidate Max Rose speaks to The Forward about how his Jewish faith and Army service led him to run for the only Republican-held Congressional seat in NYC.

Clifton, Staten Island (Photo by Wusel007, Creative Commons license)

End of Relief Program Devastates SI Liberians

African, Immigration, Staten Island April 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A Liberian immigrant writes in City Limits about the consequences faced by the Liberians living on Staten Island after President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Enforced Departure program.

Members of the coalition of tenants and religious leaders at the protest held in front of City Hall. (Photo via El Diario)

Coalition Demands Inclusive Rezoning on SI

Staten Island March 1, 2018 at 4:34 pm

A coalition of tenants and religious leaders urges a revision of the plan proposed for the North Shore to include low-income families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Congressional candidate Omar Vaid (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Omar Vaid Running for SI Congressional Seat

Omar Vaid, a candidate for the 11th Congressional District, speaks to Kings County Politics about receiving national support with the help of social media and why he wants to represent south Brooklyn and Staten Island.

(Photo via El Diario)

Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Grows on SI

Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Staten Island October 17, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Latinos facing obstacles to find housing and employment in the borough are increasingly threatened by “white Trump fanatics” to be turned in to ICE, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

The 41st Annual Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Hicksville, Long Island (Screen shot via National Herald video)

A Weekend of Greek Festivals

Culture, Long Island, Religion, Staten Island, Western European September 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox churches on Staten Island and Long Island held Greek festivals over the weekend, reports The National Herald.

Guelaguetza on Staten Island

Guelaguetza on Staten Island

Mexican, Staten Island, Traditions August 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Diario de México USA covered the Staten Island celebration of the Guelaguetza.

(Photo via New York Jewish Life)

Opinion: Malliotakis a ‘Formidable’ Candidate

Elections 2017, New York, Opinion, Staten Island, Women August 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm

New York Jewish Life editorializes that Nicole Malliotakis should be “taken seriously” in her bid for the mayoral seat.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Guelaguetza Folk Fair Expands to Staten Island

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, Staten Island July 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

The Mexican community will celebrate this summer’s traditional Guelaguetza Oaxacan folk fair in five different places in the tri-state area, including Staten Island for the first time, Diario de México USA and Impacto Latino report.

(Photo by mike, Creative Commons License)

Citi Bikes for the Bronx?

Transportation Alternatives is gathering signatures on a petition urging the city to expand Citi Bike availability in the Bronx and other underserved areas, Norwood News reports.

Grave of blues singer Mamie Smith in Frederick Douglass Memorial Park (Photo by Stephon Johnson via Amsterdam News)

On SI, an African-American Cemetery is Neglected

African American, History, Staten Island May 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm

A cemetery on Staten Island where African-American luminaries are buried is in disrepair, Amsterdam News reports.

Justin Durán, 22, works near the place where Eric Garner died. (Photo by Camille Camille Padilla-Dalmau 
via El Diario

SI Residents Still Wary of Police

Police, Staten Island April 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm

As official figures show that the NYPD’s Neighborhood Coordination Officers program has had a positive effect in crime prevention, immigrants on Staten Island still mistrust cops almost three years after Eric Garner’s death, El Diario/La Prensa reports.