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Staten Island Park’s Overhaul Is Purely Cosmetic, Residents Contend

Nearly a year after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to clean up a troubled Staten Island park, locals contend the changes are all surface level. Tompkinsville Park’s crumbling comfort station is gone. The space recently reopened with newly planted chrysanthemums, freshly sand natural wood bench slats and a drinking fountain that works. But the park, […]

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Little Change and Little Hope on the Staten Island Street Where Eric Garner Died

Nearly five years after Eric Garner’s death, the Staten Island cop who choked him as he gasped, “I can’t breathe” faces an NYPD administrative trial beginning Monday. But Garner’s friends say that little has changed on Bay Street since the deadly confrontation — and they doubt Officer Daniel Pantaleo will face any serious consequences. “Hell, […]