Rikers Island

Chinatown Could See Influx of 1,500 Rikers Inmates

Posted March 6, 2018 at 5:10 am

Last month, Mayor de Blasio announced that his administration is proceeding with the closure of Rikers Island. Inmates will instead be relocated to four community-based facilities across the boroughs, clearing the way to shut the jail. One of which is located in Chinatown, which has many in the community up in arms. Rumor has it […]

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Time in the Tombs: Here is Steve Croman’s Inmate Record

Posted October 27, 2017 at 5:09 am

The “Crowman” is jailed. Convicted landlord Steve Croman was sentenced earlier this month to a year on Rikers Island. According to the public database of the city’s Department of Corrections, however, the new inmate hasn’t made it there yet. The records misspell his name (i.e. Steve Crowman), and indicate that he’s presently incarcerated at the […]

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This Subway Sticker Campaign Wants You to Recognize Rikers Island

Posted May 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

It’s one of the few geographic elements on the subway map without designation. But a trio of design students wants to make sure you know where Rikers Island is. Despite the recent movement (and momentum) – backed by Governor Cuomo – to have the prison closed due to its purported horrible conditions. With the red […]

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North Beach History: Bowery Bay Amusement District to Airport Central

Posted September 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

Bowery Bay – it’s real and nowhere near the Bowery we know and love.

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