Latest Staten Island News

Minor league baseball team rebrands as the 'Pizza Rats'

Jun. 12, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league baseball team in New York says it will rebrand as the "Staten Island Pizza Rats" — at least for five season home games. The Staten Island Yankees announced Monday that they were honoring a 2016 fan vote to change their name, and will be selling merchandise promoting...

School bus overturns near bridge linking New Jersey and NYC

Jun. 7, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A school bus has overturned on a ramp near a bridge connecting New Jersey and New York City. Police say it happened around 4 p.m. Thursday on the New Jersey Turnpike near the Goethals Bridge, connecting the city of Elizabeth and Staten Island. Police say all of the occupants were...

NY Senate OKs bill that would fix spelling in bridge's name

Jun. 6, 2018 9:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would correct the spelling of a bridge that has been wrong for over 50 years. New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled with one "Z." It should have two "Z's" for Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered...

Shake Shack will open first ever Staten Island location

Jun. 6, 2018 5:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City-based chain restaurant Shake Shack will open a new location in the only city borough that still doesn't have one: Staten Island. Staten Island's first ever Shake Shack is scheduled to open Sunday morning at the Staten Island Mall. The location will be 3,000 sq. feet and is...

A New York Republican ex-con fights to return to Congress

Jun. 4, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Grimm doesn't want to talk about his time in prison. He just wants your vote. The former Republican congressman from New York City's Staten Island is fighting his party, his president and the stigma of a felony conviction in a no-holds-barred primary June 26. Just two years out of...

In NYC, a Republican ex-con fights to return to Congress

Jun. 2, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Grimm doesn't want to talk about his time in prison. He just wants your vote. The former Republican congressman from New York City's Staten Island is fighting his party, his president and the stigma of a felony conviction in a no-holds-barred primary June 26. Just two years out of...

Another doctor sentenced in medical lab bribery scheme

May. 31, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another doctor convicted of involvement in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme with a now-defunct New Jersey firm is headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say Thomas Savino received a four-year sentence Thursday. The 59-year-old New York man had pleaded not guilty but was...

After $1.5B overhaul, new Goethals Bridge open on both sides

May. 21, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new Goethals (GAH'-thuhlz) Bridge between New York and New Jersey is now open in both directions after a five-year, $1.5 billion overhaul. The Staten Island Advance says traffic moved smoothly during the Monday morning rush-hour. The westbound side was opened Sunday night. The eastbound...

Buried treasure found in NYC; pirates nowhere in sight

May. 15, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard — but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight. WCBS says a safe containing about $52,000 worth of property — including diamonds, gold, jade and soaking wet cash — has been uncovered on Staten...

Deal could restart stalled NYC Ferris wheel tourism project

May. 13, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a soaring idea, intended to put the city's least-populous, least-visited borough on the tourism map. But six years after it was announced, a plan to build one of the world's largest Ferris wheels on Staten Island is still stuck on the ground. The four pedestals for the wheel, each...