The Island busing variance almost exclusively affects the South Shore, an area where infrastructure has not kept up with the population boom. Many communities in the district still don't have sewers, many roads have no sidewalks, and historical MTA maps show there are actually fewer bus routes there now then there were 40 years ago. Bloomberg himself decried the MTA's 'neglect' of the Island during his re-election campaign a year ago. (Advance file photo)
Building on the work of our extensive public planning process, the Department of City Planning has compiled a set of draft recommendations for the Comprehensive Waterfront Plan. This draft includes broad citywide policy and programmatic recommendations as well as detailed, site-specific recommendations. Together, these recommendations are proposed to advance the goals of plan, address the pressing issues on the waterfront, and provide a realistic and pragmatic framework for the next 10 years.
Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem across the Country and seems to be particularly troublesome on Staten Island. It is important that people clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of outdated, expired and unwanted prescription drugs to ensure they don’t end up in the wrong hands.
City Parks Foundation welcomes Staten Islanders over 60 to participate in “CityParks Seniors Fitness,” a five-week program of free tennis lessons. Instruction began Monday, and will be offered through mid-October on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Greenbelt Park, off Brielle Avenue, between Rockland and Wolcott avenues in Sea View. Equipment is provided. Health experts say that, even in moderate amounts, exercise can help older adults feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation invites you to the first ever public event at the Freshkills Park site! Autumn is the most beautiful season to see the hills and creeks of the closed 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill, now beginning their transformation into the City’s biggest and most fas
Residents affected by last night’s storm should call 311 to report any damage to their homes or businesses. In order to qualify for disaster relief assistance, New York City must estimate the storm's total effect on city residents and employees. Residents should be prepared to answer questions about the extent of their property damage, and should take photographs, if possible, of any damage prior to debris removal or repair.
The Project for Academic Student Success (PASS) offers free academic tutoring, homework help, life-skills counseling, prevention services, after-school recreation, and other activities to students 11 to 17 years old, who are falling into a pattern of school failure and risky behavior.
Senator Andrew Lanza today honored Staten Island veteran, Lester Modelowitz, upon the occasion of his induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.