Latest Staten Island News

NYC cricket team grapples with escalating tension in Kashmir

Sep. 6, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A chorus of Hindi, Urdu and English permeates the grounds as the Staten Island Cricket Club suits up to play. This club, unlike most other teams on the New York City cricket circuit, does not have a dominant religion or ethnicity. Most of the players are immigrants from India or Pakistan,...

Where Garner died, changes in policing win little applause

Aug. 21, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A police cruiser constantly sits a few feet from a small floral memorial to Eric Garner on the Staten Island sidewalk where he spent his dying moments five years ago. Tompkinsville Park, which police were targeting for patrols when they encountered Garner selling loose, untaxed cigarettes,...

NY police officer and her passenger die in fiery car crash

Aug. 11, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 24-year-old off-duty New York Police Department officer and her passenger have died after a car driven by the officer veered off a Manhattan parkway, hit a tree and erupted in flames. Police identified the victims of the 3:45 a.m. Sunday crash as 24-year-old Kimberly Lajara and...

New York Assembly speaker takes summer tour to Staten Island

Jul. 30, 2019 3:55 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The speaker of the New York state Assembly is continuing his annual summer tour of the state with a visit to Staten Island. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie has made a habit of using the legislature's summer break to visit different corners of the state. On Tuesday he'll visit a newly opened...

NYC couple catch alligator in park, tape its mouth shut

Jul. 24, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City couple captured a 3-foot (1-meter) alligator in their local park and taped its mouth before calling police to pick the animal up. Authorities believe the gator was an illegally owned pet that escaped. The New York Post reports that Staten Island resident Don Walters spotted...

Rains inundate NYC streets, flood advisory in effect

Jul. 23, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thunderstorms after a spate of hot weather have caused flooding deep enough to float cars in some New York City neighborhoods. The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory in the city. It says rain may lead to small creeks and streams and low-lying spots Tuesday morning. Videos...