The scene of two hapless zoo officials chasing a pony and zebra seems a little too Looney Tunes to be real, but here we are: There is, indeed, video evidence that a zebra chased a pony through a Staten Island neighborhood today.
Filmmaker Casey Neistiat and former professional hockey player Sean Avery drove out to Staten Island on Saturday and captured some disturbing footage of what it's like out there.
Plenty of people are unhappy with New York City's decision to give the marathon a green light while New Yorkers are still reeling from the effects of Sandy. That's a logical thought process. But what's also important to remember is this isn't a battle of good versus evil.
Those nifty generators are instead being used for the not-so-dire task of lighting up a media tent 24/7 and that's what has people so angry this morning.
As the recovery from Hurricane Sandy enters its fourth day, the world is becoming painfully aware that New York's oft-neglected borough may have been the community that was hardest hit.
Staten Island, the other outer borough, is trying to stake its claim for fame in 21st century New York City. Forget Manhattan. Forget Brooklyn. Pssh, Queens. Even London, Singapore, and Las Vegas can take a walk. Staten Island is going to be the next king of the Ferris wheels.
Scott Stringer, Borough President of Manhattan, is now the most Internet-famous borough president in New York City's history, a title he earned by defending Lady Gaga's virtue.
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