Staten Island


Friday, May 27th, 2016

Staten Island’s Heroin Problem

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Kayla Vitale’s heart stopped for more than 15 minutes as she was being transferred from one hospital to another after overdosing on heroin. “I wasn’t supposed to live,” she said recently

Now Vitale is five-months sober – and sharing her story. She hopes that her near-death experience will help prevent others from suffering a similar – or worse – fate.

Vitale is from Staten Island, where heroin death rates are 30 percent higher, per capita, than the city average. Experts believe heroin use skyrocketed following the 2012 passage of the I-STOP law, which made opiates harder to get.

Opiate addicts were forced to look elsewhere in order to feed pill habits, with many moving onto heroin, experts say.

Holiday Help For Sandy Victims

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Two years after Superstorm Sandy, many Staten Islander residents are still struggling to recover. Ongoing rebuilding efforts leave little time or resources for holiday celebrations.

Project Hospitality and The Food Bank for New York City are stepping in by distributing Thanksgiving turkeys – and all the trimmings – to families hardest hit on the South Shore.

Tracking Nemo: A City Storify

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Call for Ex-Cops at Schools

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Staying Put on Staten Island

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Day Laborers Aid Rebuilding

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

New York City Marathon Moments

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Stories Fill City’s Oldest Houses

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010