Tag: Staten Island (NYC)

Phone Service Problems Leave More Than a Dozen Hospitals Unable to Take Calls

More than a dozen hospitals in and around New York City lost phone service on Friday night, hampering their ability to answer the incoming calls of relatives who were seeking to speak with patients or check on their status. Hospital officials said that there was no danger to patients and that they were making contingency […]

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A Very Full Day at Snug Harbor on Staten Island (and Where to Eat and Drink Nearby)

You’re reading Summer in the City, our limited-edition newsletter that rounds up the best things to do in New York City during the hottest season of the year. The Game Plan What to do On the northeastern edge of Staten Island, an iron fence encloses a campus of grand columned buildings, Victorian-style cottages and classical […]

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Daniel Pantaleo, Officer Who Held Eric Garner in Chokehold, Is Fired

The New York City police officer whose chokehold was partly blamed for Eric Garner’s death in police custody in 2014 was fired from the Police Department on Monday, ending a bitter, five-year legal battle that had cast a shadow over the nation’s largest police force and the city it protects. The police commissioner, James P. […]

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Officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Chokehold Was ‘Untruthful,’ Judge Says

When internal affairs investigators asked Officer Daniel Pantaleo in 2014 to define a chokehold, he described a scenario where “you use your forearm, grasped with the other hand, and you pull back with your forearm onto the windpipe preventing him from breathing.” The investigators with the New York Police Department then had him watch video […]

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Swarm of 25,000 Bees Removed From Staten Island Ferry Terminal by Police

The St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island was swarming with perpetrators. They surrendered without incident. All, that is, except for one. “I actually got stung,” Officer Darren Mays said in an interview on Monday. “It happens. There’s a lot of people amazed. There’s a lot of people who are like, ‘I could never do […]

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N.Y.P.D. Judge Says Officer Should Be Fired in Eric Garner’s Death

Five years after Eric Garner died in police custody and ignited a national outcry, a police administrative judge recommended on Friday that the officer who placed him in a chokehold during the botched arrest should be fired, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. The judge’s decision sets in motion the final stage […]

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Pantaleo, N.Y.P.D. Officer in Eric Garner’s Death, Should be Fired, Judge Says

Five years after Eric Garner died in police custody and ignited a national outcry, a police administrative judge recommended on Friday that the officer who placed him in a chokehold during the botched arrest should be fired, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The judge’s decision sets in motion the final stage […]

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5 Years After Eric Garner’s Death, Firing Recommended for Officer

Five years after Eric Garner died in police custody and ignited a national outcry, a police administrative judge recommended on Friday that the officer who placed him in a chokehold during the botched arrest should be fired, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The judge’s decision sets in motion the final stage […]

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Fifth N.Y.P.D. Officer Since June Dies by Suicide, Police Say

A New York police officer was found dead at his Staten Island home on Saturday after shooting himself in what was the fifth police suicide in the city since June, officials said. Officials did not immediately release the officer’s name, rank or tenure with the department, however the Sergeants Benevolent Association said in a tweet […]

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Where Law-and-Order Justice Still Reigns in New York City

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Three weeks after the Democratic primary for Queens district attorney, where the leading candidates are separated by 16 votes and election officials are undertaking a painstaking manual recount, the only certain outcome is change. Led for 28 years by […]

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Now That’s a City View

A “city view,” as any New Yorker knows, often really means “overlooks a brick wall.” But there are times when that bit of broker-speak is actually not stretching the truth. There are a handful of co-ops and condos that deliver what they promise, offering front-and-center panoramas of clock towers, streams of headlights and secret rooftop […]

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Camping on Staten Island, an Outdoor Adventure Without Leaving N.Y.C.

You’re reading Summer in the City, our limited-edition newsletter that rounds up the best things to do in New York City during the hottest season of the year. Sign up here to get future editions delivered to your inbox. The Game Plan What to do The next time someone asks you about your weekend plans, […]

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A Decision in the Eric Garner Case

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher One day before the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of police officers in New York, the Justice Department said it would not bring federal civil rights charges against an officer involved. We […]

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‘The D.O.J. Has Failed Us’: Eric Garner’s Family Assails Prosecutors

Elected officials, civil rights activists and family members expressed dismay on Tuesday that the Justice Department had declined to pursue charges against a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner on a Staten Island sidewalk five years ago. In an emotional news conference, family members called on Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

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Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, ending a yearslong inquiry into a case that sharply divided officials and prompted national protests over excessive force […]

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Inside an Amazon Warehouse, Robots’ Ways Rub Off on Humans

The last person to touch an item at an Amazon fulfillment center is the packer, whose job is to stick each order in a box and tape it shut. As with most jobs, being a packer is more complicated than it looks. Michael Waterman, a packer at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse, told me that when […]

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Free Concerts in New York City Parks This Summer

ImageR&B singer Emily King kicked off the Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage festival in Central Park.CreditMark Doyle/Courtesy of City Parks Foundation Between the Celebrate Brooklyn! series at the Prospect Park Bandshell and City Parks’ SummerStage programming across the city, there are more than 100 free outdoor concerts to enjoy in New York this summer. […]

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New York Police Officer Kills Himself, Third Police Suicide in 10 Days

A 29-year-old New York police officer fatally shot himself near his Staten Island precinct station house Friday afternoon, the third member of the department to kill himself in 10 days. The police declined to release the officer’s name or to provide more details about his position, other than to say that he had been a […]

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