Tag Archives: Staten Island

“Trust Jesus” Pro-Trump Bus Crashes Before NYC Rally

Mediaite reports: Jesus did not take the wheel. A parked empty bus covered in signs supporting Donald Trump reportedly rolled down an incline and crashed into a utility pole on Staten Island, shortly before a rally for the former president in the New York borough on Saturday. Reportedly, no one was injured. “It was parked by the CVS and it …

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Hundreds Of Books With Black And LGBTQ Themes Found In Dumpster At Staten Island Elementary School

Gothamist reports: Hundreds of new books featuring characters of color and LGBTQ+ themes were found by the trash at a Staten Island elementary school, outraging some parents and sparking an education department investigation. Gothamist obtained photos from a Brooklyn book lover that showed boxes of kids’ books left with the garbage at PS 55, known as the Henry Boehm School. …

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NYC Priest Pleads No Contest To Child Sex Charges

Staten Island Advance reports: A former Staten Island priest already accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor in New York pleaded no contest to several charges in Pennsylvania Friday in connection with abuse allegations more than a decade ago. Rev. James Garisto, 74, pleaded no contest to charges of corruption of a minor and indecent assault after a …

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MTA Seizes 20 Vehicles Owing $600,000 In Evaded Tolls

Via press release from the MTA:  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that its Bridge and Tunnel officers stopped and seized 20 vehicles belonging to persistent toll violators at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on Monday, March 20. The scofflaws accounted for nearly $600,000, in unpaid tolls and fees. These efforts go a long way towards securing toll revenue of which …

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DeSantis To Staten Island Cops: “Is This Florida North?”

Staten Island Live reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to be the standard-bearer for the Republican Party, but while speaking early Monday morning to an enthusiastic Staten Island crowd he didn’t mention the elephant in the room. DeSantis spoke at an Annadale law enforcement event, hosted by the New York State Fraternal Order of Police, about the need for safer …

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Tomorrow: DeSantis To Attend Staten Island Police Rally

The New York Post reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will visit New York City Monday for a pro-law enforcement rally at a catering hall in Staten Island – a holiday incursion into one of former President Trump’s most loyal strongholds. The 7:30 a.m. President’s Day speech at Privé will be the governor’s first stop on a multi-city tour to showcase …

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Cultists Fail To Stop Staten Island Drag Event [VIDEO]

The Staten Island Advance reports: Protestors had their say Saturday in Livingston opposing a “Drag Story Hour” at the Staten Island Children’s Museum, but their jeers had little effect. In fact, the event’s organizer, Yun-Hee Proffit, said the protest, led by local artist Scott LoBaido [photo], achieved the opposite of its intended effect reinforcing their drive to host the events …

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NYC Council Member Wants Staten Island To Secede

NY1 reports: It’s the attempted secession of Staten Island, the sequel. “If we could be our own city, we could control our own destiny in terms of education,” said City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli. “We could control our own destiny in terms of law enforcement, we could control our own destiny in terms of how big the government is, …

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Staten Island St. Patrick’s Parade Bans LGBTQs Again

The Staten Island Advance reports: LGBTQ need not apply. That was the message Sunday from Larry Cummings, head of the Richmond County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, when three community groups went to Willowbrook’s Holy Family Church to submit their applications. Carol Bullock — executive director of the Pride Center of Staten Island, one of the LGBTQ groups that tried …

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Disgraced Anti-LGBT Former US Rep Elected Staten Island Borough President With Trump’s Endorsement

The New York Daily News reports: Former U.S. Rep. Vito Fossella, who left Congress in disgrace in 2009, was elected Staten Island borough president on Tuesday. Fossella, 56, enjoyed the backing of former President Donald Trump in the race, a black mark in much of the city — but not in Republican-leaning Staten Island. Fossella gave up his career on …

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Speaker At NYC Anti-Vax Rally: “If They Push This On Kids, Schools Will Be Fucking Burned To The Ground”

The Washington Post reports: Hundreds of Staten Island residents holding anti-vaccine signs and waving American flags gathered on Sunday across the street from where New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) was scheduled to speak at a campaign event for local Democrats. The crowd was angry about New York City’s vaccine mandate for municipal workers, which takes full effect on Monday. …

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Anti-Vax Mob Storms Staten Island Food Court [VIDEO]

Staten Island Live reports: Amid the city’s vaccine mandate for indoor dining areas, several dozen demonstrators barged into the food court at the Staten Island Mall on Saturday chanting “USA” and anti-mandate slogans. The scene unfolded when a crowd of people stormed into the Food District section of the mall, an area which is supposed to be only for those …

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Staten Island Grand Jury Declines To Charge Covidiot Bar Owner Accused Of Running Over Cop [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: The co-owner of a Staten Island pub infamous for defying city and state COVID-19 health restrictions has avoided felony charges after he allegedly drove into a sheriff’s deputy who was trying to detain him outside his bar on December 6th. Daniel Presti, 34, faced charges including felony second degree assault causing physical injury to an officer, reckless endangerment, …

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Cultist NYC Bar To Reopen In Defiance Of Restrictions

CBS New York reports: A Staten Island bar cited for numerous social distancing violations is set to reopen Wednesday. This comes as one of the owners, Danny Presti, is scheduled for a court case on Jan. 11. Presti allegedly hit a sheriff officer with his car earlier this month, dragging him 100 yards and breaking both of his legs. Indoor …

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Video Shows NYC Bar Owner Striking Cop With His Car

The New York Daily News reports: Surveillance video shows the moment Staten Island pub owner Daniel Presti slammed into a city sheriff’s deputy with his Jeep — and the barkeep’s lawyer maintains the footage clears his client. The video shows Presti, 33, who co-owns Mac’s Public House on Lincoln Ave. in Grant City, running along South Railroad Ave. toward his …

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Owner Of Shuttered Staten Island Bar Arrested Again After Striking Deputy With Car While Fleeing [VIDEO]

NBC New York reports: The general manager of a Staten Island bar that repeatedly defied public health orders to close is now under arrest for allegedly reopening again, and then striking a sheriff’s deputy while fleeing in his car. The NYC Sheriff’s Office said deputies attempted to take Daniel Presti, 34, into custody just after midnight Sunday after observing patrons …

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Covidiots Rally At Shuttered Staten Island Bar [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Video of massive crowds outside a Staten Island bar that was shuttered over Covid restrictions went viral overnight, and prompted a blizzard of strong reactions on social media. Spurred on by the arrest of Danny Presti — general manager of Mac’s Public House in Staten Island — for violating the state’s Covid-19 curfew at the behest of bar …

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Viral Video: Shoppers Hound Out Maskless Customer

Newsweek reports: A viral video captures one shopper, who is not wearing a face mask, being shouted at, vilified, and asked to leave by a handful of grocery store customers in Staten Island, New York. In the video a woman pushing a cart without a face mask is surrounded by people shouting “get the f*** outta here” and “get out”, …

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Workers At NYC Amazon Facility To Stage Walkout

CNN Business reports: Amazon employees at the company’s Staten Island, New York, facility plan to walk off the job Monday amid allegations the online retail giant has mishandled its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Employees are protesting Amazon’s decision to keep the Staten Island warehouse open despite news of a confirmed case of the virus there last week, said Christian …

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Staten Island: Beauty Queens Banned From St. Patrick’s Parade After Pageant Winner Comes Out As Bisexual

First, a report from yesterday: On Sunday, Miss Staten Island is taking a walk — and a stand. Madison L’Insalata — who exclusively revealed to The Post she is bisexual — plans to deck herself out in rainbow gear when she marches in the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Parade. Organizers have again banned the Pride Center of Staten Island from …

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