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Traffic Alert: MTA Opens New Belt Parkway Ramp To Verazzano-Narrows Bridge

By David FriederThe MTA opened a new ramp [http://www.mta.info/news-verrazano-brooklyn-staten-island-bridges-and-tunnels/2015/07/17/mta-open-new-belt-parkway-ramp] connecting the Belt Parkway to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge today — which now requires Staten Island-bound motorists to use the highway’s right lane, rather than the left, to enter the bridge’s lower level.

Gentile Seen As Most Likely Democratic Contender For Grimm’s Vacant Seat
11th Congressional District

Gentile Seen As Most Likely Democratic Contender For Grimm’s Vacant Seat

Courtesy of CM Vincent Gentile.Councilman Vincent Gentile is widely perceived as being the most likely Democratic contender to face off with Staten Island prosecutor Daniel Donovan for Congressman Michael Grimm’s now vacant congressional seat, reports Will Bredderman [http://observer.com/2015/01/with-cusick-out-of-contention-eyes-turn-to-gentile-to-fill-grimm-seat/] in the New York Oberserver:

bridge and tunnel police

Verrazano Toll Cheat Busted After Breaking Officer’s Arm

A motorist was caught red-handed after a series of incidents in which he allegedly tried to cheat the toll on the Verrazano-Narrows bridge. The New York Daily News is reporting [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/staten-island-toll-cheat-busted-breaking-officer-arm-bid-avoid-paying-verrazano-fees-authorities-article-1.1397178?localLinksEnabled=false] that Staten Island resident Steven Gorelik broke a Bridge and

50th anniversary of verrazano bridge

Petition Calls For Pedestrian Access To The Verrazano Bridge

Source: fawlty128 via FlickrHave you ever dreamed of running across the Verrazano Bridge only to be stifled once you realized that the bridge is only open to motor traffic? Well, a petition [http://www.change.org/petitions/support-bicycle-and-pedestrian-pathways-on-the-verrazano-narrows-bridge] was started on Change.org calling for special construction that would allow

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Russian Radio Magnate Says Staten Island Discriminates Against Russians

Charges of discrimination were hurled by organizers attempting to plan a Russian festival in Staten Island earlier this month. The event, which has since been canceled, was met with stiff opposition from locals, who according to DNAinfo [http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120925/midland-beach/staten-island-russian-fest-organizers-say-discrimination-killed-event] , did not want to see