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Rough waters for NYC's iconic Staten Island Ferry

Aug. 04, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It has been rough sailing this summer for the Staten Island Ferry, yet another iconic New York City institution being buffeted by ripples of the coronavirus pandemic. All summer long, service on the big, orange boats that carry commuters and sightseeing tourists has...

NYC mayor: Investigate Giuliani for 'false' slap claim

Jun. 28, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested Tuesday that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani be investigated for filing a false police report for claiming he was assaulted by a heckler who clapped him on the back Sunday at a Staten Island grocery store. “Someone needs to...

Heckler charged with assault after confronting Rudy Giuliani

Jun. 27, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A heckler who clapped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the back at a campaign event was arrested, jailed for more than 24 hours and now faces an assault charge. The episode Sunday at a Staten Island supermarket produced dueling accounts, with Giuliani...

Judge says NYC can't let noncitizens vote in city elections

Jun. 27, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City can't let noncitizens vote for mayor and other city officials, a judge ruled Monday, siding with Republicans who challenged the measure as unconstitutional. In January, New York became the first major U.S. city to grant widespread municipal voting...

Maryland Apple store union vote marks latest in labor drives

Jun. 19, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

Apple store employees in a Baltimore suburb voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin on Saturday. Here's a look at other unionization drives of the past several months: STARBUCKS In December, a Starbucks store in Buffalo became the first to unionize at one of the...

NLRB denies Amazon's ask to close union hearing to public

Jun. 09, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

A federal labor board has denied Amazon's request to bar the public from a hearing on the company's bid to overturn a historic union win at one of its Staten Island, New York, warehouses. Hearings by the National Labor Relations Board are typically held in person and open to the...

Kelsie Whitmore & 'The Thing' take on the Atlantic League

May. 24, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first thing Atlantic League hitters notice about Kelsie Whitmore is the obvious: the Staten Island FerryHawks pitcher is the only woman in a league full of former major leaguers. The surprises don't stop there. The next thing they're likely to see is a pretty...

NYC to pay $7M to man wrongfully convicted in 1996 killing

May. 23, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $7 million to a man who spent 23 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit, Comptroller Brad Lander said Monday. Grant Williams was exonerated last July in the 1996 shooting of Shdell Lewis outside a Staten Island public housing...

New York's hasty redistricting rewrite draws ire of locals

May. 19, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers pride themselves on the dynamism of their metropolis, where it can feel totally different on the next block, where tourists walking in Chinatown quickly find themselves in Little Italy, where a neighborhood can be a proxy for a lifestyle or worldview. ...

NYC paramedic shot, wounded by patient in back of ambulance

May. 18, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

An on-duty New York City paramedic was shot and wounded by a patient he was treating in a moving ambulance Wednesday night. Police Inspector Mark Molinari said the 37-year-old suspect was reported being disorderly outside the Funkey Monkey Lounge in the borough of Staten Island. ...